Independent Contractor Template Agreement
Hiring an independent contractor to help you, whether it be for graphic design, website help, bookkeeping, social media marketing, or many other needs, is an important first step in legitimizing your business. However, it is also important that you make it clear that your contractors are just that - contractors. They must understand that they are not your employees, and you must also make it clear that you own the rights to any intellectual property they create for you.
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Here are some of the basic questions you will need this contract to answer for you:
- What work are you expecting the contractor to do and how will they be paid?
- Is it possible for the contractor to work with other clients in your industry while they are working with you?
- Who will own the intellectual property that the contractor creates?
In addition to helping you with all of these questions, this independent contractor agreement also includes a confidentiality clause that will protect both your information as well as your client's information from disclosure by the contractor.
LEGAL NOTE: State laws vary on how they define independent contractors. This template is intended for use by businesses who have consulted with a lawyer in their state about whether their workers are properly classified as independent contractors. If you need assistance with this issue, and your business is located in North Carolina or Florida, then you may contact us for assistance.
This independent contractor agreement was drafted by a lawyer. The interview associated with this document should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. If you are just getting started with your online business, you don't have much in terms of start-up capital, or you are in a rush to get a contract in place quickly, then this is the right contract for you.
In addition, this contract is about 90% less expensive than hiring our office to work with you on a custom contract. (our fees start in the $2,000-$3,000 range for custom contracts).
Every template is prepared by an attorney at The Hart Law Firm, P.A. These contract templates are attorney drafted and reviewed, and created specifically with online entrepreneurs in mind.
Every template comes with an easy to complete online questionnaire. You will be provided with a link to visit an online questionnaire and instructions. These questionnaires include conditional logic that asks questions based on your previous responses. So no more wondering whether you are including the correct information in your contract!
After finishing your online interview, you will be able to download the template to your computer. You can edit the document as you wish, share it with your attorney for review, or even convert it to a PDF to insert into your favorite online signature software.
No complicated legal terms. Just easy to understand clauses and contract language.
Free updates. When we update this contract, we will notify you, free of charge and provide you with an updated contract template.
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That being said, if you own an LLC or Corporation that is registered in the United States, and all of your clients/customers are located in the United States, then these contracts will generally be applicable. However, we still recommend that you check with an attorney to confirm that the template you purchase meets all local rules in your country.
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Legal Disclaimer: By purchasing a template contract and/or document from The Hart Law Firm, P.A. d/b/a Hawthorn Law, you are not given access to any attorney and no attorney-client relationship is created.
All of our DIY legal template documents are drafted using general U.S. contract principles and are not state-specific. By purchasing this contract, you will get access to a easy to complete online questionnaire that will allow you to quickly create a customized legal contract for your business. After completing the questionnaire, you will be able to download an editable document that you modify on your own or find an attorney in your local jurisdiction to help you.