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					This is an agreement between an independent contractor, and a company that is
engaging the contractor's services. An independent contractor is a natural person,
business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms
specified in a contract or under a verbal agreement. An independent contractor does
not work regularly for an employer but works as required. An independent contractor
may be subject to the Law of Agency depending on the conduct of the employer and the
independent contractor. This document in its draft form contains numerous of the
standard clauses commonly used in these types of agreements, however, additional
language may be added to allow for customization to ensure the specific terms of the
parties’ agreement are addressed. This form is useful to a person or entity that wishes
to hire an independent contractor.
           INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
      THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made
and entered into as of _______________________ _____, ___by and between
____________________ (“Company”) and ___________________ (“Contractor”).

                                           I.
                                        RECITALS

   A. Company considers Contractor qualified to perform certain services required by and for
      the benefit of Company;

   B. Company wishes to retain Contractor to perform such services in the capacity of
      independent contractor; and

   C. Contractor wishes to perform such services in exchange for the compensation as set forth
      in this Agreement;

       NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants, warranties,
and other good and valuable consideration set forth herein, Company and Contractor hereby
agree as follows:

                                            II.
                                          TERMS

   A. WORK TO BE PERFORMED

      Contractor shall perform the following services for the benefit of Company:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________      (the   “Specified
Work”).

      [Describe Work to Be Performed By Contractor]

   B. MATERIALS AND LABOR

      1. Materials: Contractor agrees to pay for and provide all materials, tools, and
         equipment required for the performance and timely completion of the Specified
         Work. All materials shall be of good quality as determined by industry standards.

      2. Labor: Contractor shall employ an adequate number of workers skilled in their trades
         to suitably perform the Specified Work. Such workers shall possess a level of skill
         and workmanship equal to or better than that which is reasonable and customary for
         the industry.



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   C. COMPENSATION

       1. Payment: Company shall pay a fee to Contractor, in consideration for the materials
          and labor to be provided by Contractor according to the following:
          _____________________________________________________________________
          _____________________________________________________________________
          _____________________________________________________________________
          _________

          [Describe payment terms, including but not limited to, the timing of payments,
          whether such payments are to be made in installments, the amount of each
          payment, any payments that are to be advanced to contractor, etc.].

       2. Fringe Benefits: Contractor acknowledges that Contractor, as a result of Contractor’s
          independent contractor status, is not be entitled to any medical, dental, vision,
          pension, retirement, or profit sharing plan or any other fringe benefit that may accrue
          to Company’s employees.

   D. COMPLETION OF SPECIFIC WORK

       1. Milestones: Contractor agrees to meet the following milestones in connection with
          various portions of the Specified Work as set forth below:

       Date                  Milestone to be Completed
       _________             ________________________________
       _________             ________________________________
       _________             ________________________________
       _________             ________________________________

       Final   Completion:   the  Specified  Work    shall  be   completed                    on
       _______________________________________________________________

   E. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

       In the event the Specified Work is delayed due to neglect of Contractor, Contractor
agrees to pay Company the sum of $_____________________________ ($__) Dollars per
__________________ [day/week/month] as liquidated damages until such time as the Specified
Work is completed.

   F. CHANGE ORDERS

       All changes to and deviations from the Specified Work must be presented to Company in
writing, and Company shall approve same before, Contractor may imp
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: This is an agreement between an independent contractor, and a company that is engaging the contractor's services. An independent contractor is a natural person, business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract or under a verbal agreement. An independent contractor does not work regularly for an employer but works as required. An independent contractor may be subject to the Law of Agency depending on the conduct of the employer and the independent contractor. This document in its draft form contains numerous of the standard clauses commonly used in these types of agreements, however, additional language may be added to allow for customization to ensure the specific terms of the parties’ agreement are addressed. This form is useful to a person or entity that wishes to hire an independent contractor.
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