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Independent Contractor Issues

BLG helps many businesses effectively use independent contractors or freelancers instead of hiring full or part-time employees. Independent contractors perform compensated work, but they are not considered to be employees. This relationship must be properly defined in an independent contractor agreement or both parties may end up in costly disputes over wages and benefits. If you are considering hiring an independent contractor for any work, BLG can help you draft an agreement that is tailored for your company's needs.

Although every independent contractor agreement will differ depending on the duration of the project, the scope of the work to be done, and many other factors, all independent contractor agreements should address certain foundational issues by defining the following key terms and provisions:

  • Description of Services and Skill Required
  • Duration of The Relationship Between The Parties
  • Location of The Work
  • Terms of Payment
  • Tax Treatment of The Hired Party
  • Provisions for Expenses and Materials
  • Time Period for the Agreement and Renewal Possibilities
  • Ability To Work For Other Companies
  • Non-Disclosure Promises
  • Circumstances For Termination of the Contract
  • Provisions for Dispute Resolution.

If the work you need might be done by independent contractor, it may help to discuss the specifics of that agreement you form with one of our lawyers.

Call us today at (800) 617-4254 or fill out the form on the Contact Us page to speak with one of our employment law attorneys.

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