Independent Contractor Agreement

Independent Contractor Agreement

Even the most capable business owners can’t handle everything themselves. When there’s a specific job to be done, hiring a specialist can be the most efficient way to do it. Enter: the independent contractor.

When you engage the services of another party as an independent contractor, it’s important to have an agreement in place that defines exactly what is expected of the contractor to protect you and your business.

This do-it-yourself document generator helps you create a custom contractor agreement that covers all the essentials. In less than 20 minutes you’ll have everything you need to kick off that pesky project that’s been holding you back.
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Independent Contractor Agreement

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How does it work?

Our intuitive tool guides you through the process step-by-step from start to finish. It’s quick, easy and simple to understand – just how legal documents ought to be. The expert interview wizard will help you answer a few questions and prepare your document in the background. Your custom Contractor Agreement will be ready in 20 minutes or less. When you’re done, print or download both Word and PDF versions for you to review, customise or sign.

What is an Independent Contractor Agreement?

A Contractor Agreement is contracts between an independent contractor (a self-employed individual) and a client company. The contract defines the duties and conditions of the engagement of the contractor’s services.

When should I use a Contractor Agreement?

When you’re engaging a contractor to provide services to your business rather than hiring an employee to do the work.

What topics does a Contractor Agreement cover?

  • Describing the Services
  • Applicable Currency
  • Fees for out-of-scope work
  • Payment of Invoices 
  • Indemnity Clauses
  • Default Interest
  • Responsibility for Costs
  • Termination
  • Boilerplate language

What are the main decisions I need to make in creating an Independent Contractor Agreement?

  • What are services you want provided by the contractor?
  • Do you want to distinguish between in-scope and out-of-scope work?
  • Do you want to include an indemnity clause?
  • Do you want to include a default interest clause?
  • Come to an agreement with the other party as to how costs will be handled.
  • Do you want to include a deadline for when the work should be completed?

What other names does a Contractor Agreement go by?

A Contractor Agreement is also known as: 

  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Consultancy Agreement
  • Contractor Services Agreement
  • Subcontractor Agreement
  • Contractor Agreement
  • Services Agreement – although typically a contractor agreement is drafted by the recipient of contractor’s services — and is therefore recipient-friendly — where a services agreement is service-provider friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

The parties involved are the contractor, and the company engaging them.

No. This tool allows you to create a contractor agreement for both individuals and/or companies.

Generally you would need this document when engaging the services of a contractor rather than an employee.

Generally, an independent contractor is an individual or company who has been contracted to perform a service based on their specialisations. Contractors work independent to your business for a remuneration agreed to upon based on their quote. 

It is important to note the difference between an independent contractor and an employee. The distinction will affect your tax, super and other obligations as well as their legal rights and entitlements.

The differences between employees and independent contractors are not set in stone. The court will look at the whole engagement, but FairWork sets out some indicators here.

  • If you are contracting with the other party on an employment or contractor basis. 
  • Details of the contractor including name, ABN, address and email. 
  • Details of the services to be provided by the contractor.
  • The cost of the service.
  • The governing law of the contractor agreement.

There are several signing options available. How you sign largely depends on where the parties are located and if they will attend signing together. You can print on paper and sign, or use electronic signature tools such as Docusign or Hellosign.

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