Sometimes a business needs to outsource a team or an entire department. When a company finds insurance to cover their business, sometimes this insurance doesn’t cover private contractors or outside help. In order to protect the business, these outsourced teams may need to obtain a surety bond.
These surety bonds are used to ensure the business that any catastrophes that may be caused by the contracted team are covered. The surety bond can help pay for any damage and give the business owners peace of mind when hiring outsourced professional teams.
Common types of surety bonds that are required by some local businesses include:
Janitorial Surety Bond
A Janitorial Surety Bond is not required to do business, but it can be a great marketing tool for a company. When a private business wishes to be hired in a janitorial role under a larger business, the Janitorial Surety Bond helps protect the hiring business from theft and any wrongdoing that may occur under the bond holder’s supervision. It gives a company peace of mind when hiring a janitorial professional and helps a business stand out among the other applicants. Most Janitorial Surety Bonds are filed in the amount of $10,000.
Legal Document Assistant Surety Bond
In the year 2000, California authorized non-lawyers to prepare legal documents for individuals doing their own legal tasks and created a new profession of Legal Document Assistants. They have the same educational background as a paralegal; the only difference is that the Legal Document Assistant does not work with a lawyer. A person must register to become a Legal Document Assistant and hold a Legal Document Assistant Surety Bond for an amount of at least $25,000. This is to protect their clients from misinformation that may cause harm or financial losses.