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Independent Contractor Agreement

Additional Clauses

Additional Clauses

No additional clauses are needed for most agreements.

Frequently Asked Questions
When should I include an additional clause?This section is optional and should only be used if you wish to include terms that have not already been addressed in the Independent Contractor Agreement.The goal is to avoid ambiguity. Use complete sentences and avoid abbreviations.

Avoid using personal names and pronouns (we, us, you, they) and instead use the "Client" or the "Contractor".

Make sure to proofread your clause.
Construction contracts in Texas cannot require a Sub-Contractor to indemnify the General Contractor against harm caused by the General Contractor's own negligence. Nor can a Sub-Contractor be required to carry insurance for that purpose.

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THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is dated this ________ day of ________________, ________.


(the "Client")


(the "Contractor")
  2. The Client is of the opinion that the Contractor has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide services to the Client.
  3. The Contractor is agreeable to providing such services to the Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.

IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Client and the Contractor (individually the "Party" and collectively the "Parties" to this Agreement) agree as follows:

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Last Updated January 31, 2024

Independent Contractor Agreement

An Independent Contractor Agreement, also known as a service agreement or consulting agreement, is a document used to define a business relationship between a contractor and a client. It specifies the financial aspects and service details in order to provide clarification and direction to both parties.

This Independent Contractor Agreement may be used in all Canadian provinces and territories.

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Who should use an Independent Contractor Agreement?

Clients (the person or business receiving a service) or contractors (the person or business providing a service) may create an Independent Contractor Agreement in order to protect themselves from any issues or misunderstandings that may arise.

You should use an Independent Contractor Agreement if you are, or are hiring:

  • An independent electrician, mechanic, carpenter, painter, landscaper, construction worker, or other skilled tradesperson

What is an Independent Contractor?

An independent contractor is someone who works independently by providing services to clients and customers. They may be part of a group of contractors working under one contract or they may work for themselves.

What information do I need for an Independent Contractor Agreement?

Both a client/customer and contractor should discuss the following prior to signing the Independent Contractor Agreement:

  • What the service is and how much the contractor will be paid
  • If the client/customer will cover expenses or provide resources
  • When the contract will end
  • If either party will be penalized for things such as late payments or unfinished work
  • If any intellectual property is involved and who will retain ownership rights upon completion of the contract

Related Documents:

  • Service Agreement: a written agreement used to hire a service provider
  • Consulting Agreement: a written document used to hire a consultant
  • Employment Contract: a contract that outlines the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of an employee and employer who are entering a working relationship
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