Independent Contractor Agreement

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For use when hiring a contractor to provide specific services. This agreement sets forth the detailed terms including scope and duration of the project and that the independent contractor is not eligible for employer benefits.

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An Independent Contractor Agreement is a contract entered between an individual or any type of a business entity (referred to as an Independent Contractor) to provide services to another individual or business entity. The Independent Contractor is not considered an employee and is not entitled to the usual benefits that apply to employees.

This legal document is designed to specify the terms and conditions by which the Independent Contractor will perform services. The Independent Contractor Agreement is useful since it documents the basic terms, scope of the work and the compensation that the Independent Contractor will receive for performing in accordance to the agreement. Furthermore, the company or individual that is hiring the Independent Contractor is also protected by confirming that an employer/employee relationship has not been established and specifying any causes for ending the relationship.

This packet also contains simple step-by-step instructions that will guide you through each provision to help you completely understand the terms and conditions of this Independent Contractor Agreement.

The following important clauses are included in this Independent Contractor Agreement:
  • Parties: Identifies the Contractor and the company or individual to the employment relationship;
  • Services: Identifies the scope of the work that the Independent Contractor will provide;
  • Term: Lays out the duration of the agreement;
  • Consideration: The sum the Independent Contractor will receive for his services;
  • Costs: Expenses that the Independent Contractor will not be responsible for;
  • Status: Explains that the Independent contractor is not considered an employee and will not receive any applicable employee benefits;
  • Termination: Conditions that allow the agreement to be terminated;
  • Confidentiality: Unless the company provides written permission, or the contractor is mandated by law, the contractor will not reveal any confidential knowledge obtained during or after the period of the agreement;

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Number of Pages12
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#20143
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Independent Contractor Agreement



This Independent Contractor Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered on _____________________________________________, ___________, by and between _____________________________________________________ (the “Company”) and _____________________________________________________ (“Contractor”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties”).
The Parties agree as follows:
1.  SERVICES:  The Company shall engage Contractor to provide the following services:
Contractor will determine the method, details, and means of performing the Services; however, Contractor agrees to devote a minimum of  ________ hours per week to performing the services described above.
2.  TERM:  Contractor shall provide services to the Company pursuant to this Agreement for a term beginning on _______________________ and ending on _________________________________ (the “Agreement Term”).
3.  Compensation:  For services provided, the Company will pay Contractor ______________________.  Payment shall be made _____________________ (e.g. monthly, biweekly or at the completion of the project).  
4.  EXPENSES:  Contractor shall bear all expenses incurred in the performance of this Agreement except ___________________________________________.
5.  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.  Contractor is an independent contractor and not an employee of the Company, and, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement, is not entitled to any of the benefits normally provided to the employees of the Company.
6.   CONFIDENTIALITY:  Contractor acknowledges that he/she may have access to the Companys confidential and proprietary information.  Such confidential information may include, without limitation: i) business and financial information, ii) business methods and practices, iii) technologies and technological strategies, iv) marketing strategies and v) other such information as the Company may designate as confidential (“Confidential Information”).  Contractor agrees to not disclose to any other person (unless required by law) or use for personal gain any Confidential Information at any time during or after the Agreement Term, unless the Company grants express, written consent of such a disclosure.  In addition, Contractor will use his/her best efforts to prevent any such disclosure.  Confidential information will not include information that is in the public domain, unless such information falls into public domain through Contractors unauthorized actions.
7.  OTHER RULES AND POLICIES: Contractor agrees to abide by any other rules, policies and procedures as communicated by the Company.
8.   TERMINATION:  This Agreement may be terminated early for the following reasons:
   By the Company
(i)  If Contractor fails to perform his/her duties or materially breaches any obligation in the Agreement, and the failure or breach is not corrected within five days of receiving written notice from the Company; or
(ii) If Contractor is unable to provide the services in this Agreement due to illness, death or disability.
   By the Contractor
(i)  If the Company materially breaches any obligation in the Agreement and such breach is not corrected within five days of receiving written notice from the Contractor; or
(ii)  If the Company files for bankruptcy.
9.  RETURN OF PROPERTY:  Upon termination of services, Contractor will promptly return to the Company all drawings, documents and other tangible manifestations of Confidential Information (and all copies and reproductions thereof).  In addition, Contractor will return any other property belonging to the Company including without limitation: computers, office supplies, money and documents.
10.  CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS:  Notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement for any reason, the provisions of paragraph 6 of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect following such termination.
11.  BINDING EFFECT:  The covenants and conditions contained in the Agreement shall apply to and bind the Parties and the heirs, legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns of the Parties.
12.  CUMULATIVE RIGHTS: The Parties rights under this Agreement are cumulative, and shall not be construed as exclusive of each other unless otherwise required by law.
13.  WAIVER: The failure of either party to enforce any provisions of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.
14.  SEVERABILITY: If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, and if limiting such provision would make the provision valid, then such provision shall be deemed to be construed as so limited.
15.  ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement. There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified in writing and must be signed by both the Company and Contractor.
16.  NOTICE: Any notice required or otherwise given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and mailed certified return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or delivered by overnight delivery service, addressed as follows:
The Company:
Either party may change such addresses from time to time by providing notice as set forth above.
17.  GOVERNING LAW:  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of _______________________________.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and year first written above.
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