DRAFT enables you to generate various documents that a typical startup company would find useful. You choose which document to create, and DRAFT will automatically generate a customized document based on your responses to an online questionnaire.
Please be aware that these forms of documents are intended only as a starting point for documenting the intended business relationship and that before you use any document created using DRAFT, you should review the it carefully and discuss its terms with a qualified lawyer. Using any of the documents generated with DRAFT inappropriately or without understanding its terms may have detrimental and unintended consequences.
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This Starter Kit will enable you to generate basic agreements that a typical startup company would find useful:
- An Employee Offer Letter
- An Employee Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement
- Various forms of nondisclosure agreements
- A Consulting Services Agreement
Choose which agreement to create, and the Starter Kit will automatically generate a customized document based on your responses to an online questionnaire.
Employee Offer Letter:
This is a form letter for offering employment to any prospective employee of the company. Note that there are different forms of the letter available depending on the state in which the employee will be located. You will be given the option to select from a limited number of states.
This agreement is to be signed by employees of the company for new or continued employment. For continued employment, the company should have the employee sign this agreement at the time a bonus, a promotion or some other new or increased benefit is provided to the employee by the company. This agreement is intended to be used with the corresponding form of offer letter. Depending on which state you select for the offer letter, you may have the option to add a non-competition clause to the corresponding Employee Proprietary Rights and Inventions Agreement. However, we recommend that you consult with qualified legal counsel to discuss the implications of including a non-compete clause.
Nondisclosure Agreement for Disclosures BY Company:
This agreement is used when a company intends to engage in discussions in which it will be DISCLOSING confidential information to any third party who is not an employee of the company.
Nondisclosure Agreement for Disclosures TO Company:
This agreement is used when a company intends to engage in discussions in which it will be RECEIVING confidential information from any third party who is not an employee of the company.
Mutual Nondisclosure Agreement:
This agreement is used when a company and a third party will both disclose confidential information to each other.
Confidential Materials Release Form:
This agreement is used to track the disclosure of confidential information.
This agreement is to be used by a company when contracting to receive services to be performed by a third party.
Employee Exit Interview Declaration:
This is a checklist that a company can ask the employee to sign to confirm that he or she has returned all company property upon termination of employment.
The Starter Kit includes an option to select the state in which the agreement will be used. Particularly in the context of the Employee Offer Letter and the Employee Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement, the laws of each state differ and the terms of each agreement should be reviewed by a lawyer qualified to practice in such state. For example, laws regarding background checks on prospective employees differ from state to state, and the procedures for the applicable state must be adhered to before you may conduct a lawful background check. Also, states have differing approaches on the enforceability of non-competition agreements. Although the Starter Kit provides the option to include a non-compete provision in agreements for those states in which non-compete agreements may be enforced, we recommend that you nonetheless review the non-compete provisions with a qualified lawyer.