Independent contractors can be a powerful arm of your creative business, but they’re not employees, so things can get a little confusing. Keep it simple with bulletproof legal explanations and expectations for all parties that are easy to read and understand.
Bringing on an independent contractor has unique legal challenges, but this contract template is written to cover all of your bases. With provisions for payment, clear-cut service expectations, copyright ownership and confidentiality details, your contractor will know exactly what’s required. Plus, a bonus indemnification clause can protect you from any liability that the independent contractor may bring up.
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.
Crafted with the independent contracting industry in mind, this contract lays out specific provisions to ensure that both you and your client have clear expectations around working together, from start to finish.
Our five-point framework for clear communication includes –
Setting the tone of clarity, this clause is so clients understand when all payments are due, by giving both of you structure with your financial relationship.
Creating clear-cut language, this clause is so clients know what to expect with their investment if one of you decides not to fulfill the terms of your agreement.
Intellectual Property Clause
Crafting intentional usage and ownership rights, this clause is to best serve you and your clients when it comes to copyright options, trademark rights, and idea ownership.
Cancellation & Rescheduling
Laying out calendar responsibilities, this clause is so clients have boundaries and options within your mutual commitment.
Setting boundaries for where your responsibilities begin and end, this clause is so clients are briefed on the limits of possible legal action.
Dispute Resolution Clause
Presenting options for solving conflicts, this clause is to best serve all parties fairly if the unexpected arises.