When engaging with an independent contractor, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the ‘what-ifs’ and the potential complexities that could arise. Independent contractors can indeed be a game-changing asset for your business. However, remember that they’re not employees. This crucial distinction can blur lines and introduce ambiguity—a risk you don’t have to take. Our contract template is designed to put those fears to rest, offering bulletproof legal explanations and expectations that are easy for all parties to read and understand.
This contract template comes with a video guide walking you through how to customize it, making the process totally straightforward. To ensure your peace of mind, this contract has been peer-reviewed by multiple attorneys.
Why This Contract Is Your Ultimate Safeguard
This contract goes beyond generic terms to offer tailored provisions that make the contractor-employer relationship crystal clear:
Employment Status Clarity
A dedicated section in the contract explicitly states that the contractor is not an employee. This eliminates any potential misunderstandings around benefits, taxes, and liabilities, and leads you away from the complexities that could otherwise ensue.
Our Payment Clause is crafted to remove any ambiguity, assuring a structured and predictable financial relationship with the contractor.
Intellectual Property Clause
Our Intellectual Property Clause ensures that your creative assets remain yours, eliminating any uncertainty about ownership.
Cancellation & Rescheduling
Laying out calendar responsibilities, this clause is so clients have boundaries and options within your mutual commitment.
Proactive Liability and Indemnification Clauses act as your legal firewall, protecting you from unforeseen complications or disputes.
Dispute Resolution Clause
Should disagreements arise, a straightforward Dispute Resolution Clause is in place to ensure a fair and swift solution, saving both parties unnecessary stress and time.