eSignatures are an exciting part of the People by Wagepoint platform. The feature lets our customers seamlessly onboard employees in one place. It’s now as simple as uploading a form, dropping fields an employee needs to fill out, and sending it to them. The employee receives the paperwork, fills it out and eSigns it within People by Wagepoint, and sends it right back for review and/or final sign-off.

As with all emerging technology, there are a few questions that come along with the ability to not touch pen to paper. Let’s walk through the legalities of eSignatures. As always, if you have any additional questions after reading this post, feel free to send us a quick e-mail.

Electronic signatures are legally binding

People by Wagepoint eSignatures feature allows for users to eSign any/all paperwork and contract needs within our system. People by Wagepoint eSignatures comply with the requirements in the U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act and the European Union eIDAS regarding electronic signatures and transmissions.

eSignatures are valid and legally binding in many of the countries around the world. Ink slows people down, and by allowing for eSignatures, we can help create a more efficient, fast-paced workplace.

When you’re checking out eSignature providers, there are six different things you should be aware of. Let’s walk through them all:

Signature Authentication

People by Wagepoint through its eSignature solution authenticates document signers so you know who is signing your documents when. Any person who is signing a document through People by Wagepoint must have login information to People by Wagepoint, or have received an email asking for a signature. All People by Wagepoint user information is encrypted, including usernames and passwords. We also prevent others from accessing your account by imposing automated session time-outs.

Signature Affixation

Every eSignature within People by Wagepoint is affixed to the paperwork. When you request a signature, People by Wagepoint automatically creates an audit trail cover page that attaches itself to the document being signed. The audit trail contains a globally unique identifier, which shows who signed a document and when.

Contract Authenticity

People by Wagepoint holds information security in the highest regard. We keep all paperwork secure and prevent any type of tampering during and after the signing process. If you ever need to prove there was no tampering between the documents before and after eSignature, we can provide you with two unique document records.

Court-Admissible Transactions Log

Whenever People by Wagepoint eSignatures are used, it creates a comprehensive transaction trail between signing parties. We track and timestamp various information from the moment the document is submitted for signature to when it is completely signed and secured.

Secure Records

People by Wagepoint takes all information it holds seriously. The information you allow us to keep is highly sensitive and protected with SSL encryption. To learn more about our security measures, check out more information here.

Any Platform Solution

People by Wagepoint is a universally accessible solution. All you need to access People by Wagepoint is an internet connection and a major web browser. This means that almost anyone you request an eSignature from can access the document and do so. You can also easily download and access paperwork processed through People by Wagepoint, as all documents are saved to your account in PDF format.