Electronic Signatures – Are They Legally Acceptable?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 February 2020
Is it legally permissible to sign employment contracts with electronic signatures without the need for follow-up wet signatures or a hard copy document with an actual pen signature?
Seamus: The short answer to that is that I don't see any difficulties with documents being signed and then scanned in and saved, whether it's your computer system or you have a software or a case management system.
Certainly, within our office, we're doing the whole paper-lite task at the minute, and we're looking into what we need to keep and what we don't need to keep. We've taken the advice from the Law Society
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