The California Court of Appeal on December 23, 2014, refused to enforce an employer’s arbitration agreement over an electronic signature in Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group, Inc. This case brings to light the dangers of using an electronic signature service that does not provide a certificate of completion as proof the document has been signed. Fortunately, Foxit eSign provides this feature and secures every signature that is sent.
Moss Bros. Auto Group, Inc. did not use an electronic signature software that provided authentication and a tamper sealed certificate of completion. In the case, the Court did not enforce the signature because the employer could not present sufficient evidence that Ruiz had in fact signed the document.
Foxit eSign attaches a certificate of completion to every document with the associated IP address, email address, date, timestamp, and name of signer. Along with that, before signing the document one must agree to electronically sign the document. With this functionality, you can be confident that all of your electronic signatures are protected by the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and will hold up in court.
We want to make eSignatures easy, secure, and legally binding. We provide you with premium services, for free. Please contact us if you have any questions about the legality of the electronic signature.2