You’re on our United States website. Change region close
e-Sign with Lawpath

Independent Contractor Services Agreement

This is an Services Agreement between an independent contractor and the party for whom the independent contractor will perform specified services.
star
star
star
star
star_half
4.7 (130 reviews)
timer
Under 10 minutes
Get 1st document free

Document Overview

This is an Services Agreement between an independent contractor and the party for whom the independent contractor will perform specified services.

This document is generally drafted with terms that favor the client, but also includes terms and alternate terms that are neutral and/or favor the Contractor. The document is not tailored for any particular jurisdiction. The terms ""Contractor"" and ""Client"" are used in this form to help avoid the parties' relationship being characterized as an employee/employer relationship. Note, however, that the key determination of whether a worker is characterized as an employee or independent contractor hinges on control. The more a client controls a contractor, the more likely an employee/employer relationship exists instead of a client/independent contractor relationship.

The determination of whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor faces different scrutiny and has different considerations in other labor areas such as for unemployment and disability insurance requirements, income tax withholdings, and workers' compensation claims. In general, the basic questions still revolve around the right to control, but there are or can be specific tests in for specific industries and rebuttable presumptions for certain types of employees depending on the jurisdiction.

This document has been drafted with these tests and presumptions in mind. However, the question of control hinges on not only the agreement itself, but also on the practice of how the services are provided. For instance, it may be that the more projects a contractor works on or the longer the engagement, the more the contractor is likely acting as an employee. Counsel should consult relevant state law to ensure compliance with applicable law.

Further information on drafting the Independent Contractor Services Agreement

What does the Independent Contractor Agreement cover?

  • Performance of the services.

  • Location.

  • Payment.

  • Client's obligations.

  • Intellectual property.

  • Confidentiality.

  • Relevant warranties and indemnities.

  • Termination.

Other names for the Independent Contractor Agreement include:

  • Consulting Agreement.

  • Services Contract.


It's never beenso easy
stars
Sign-up to a free Lawpath accountLawpath is free to join, and you get one free legal document when you sign-up. Also, you can receive unlimited e-signature requests with your Lawpath account.
local_library
Browse our legal documentsBrowse our legal documents to find the perfect match to cover your business needs. We’ve got Compliance, Employment, Service agreements and more.
drive_file_rename_outline
Collaborate with e-Sign and SharingHaving access to your legal documents has never been easier. You can request e-signature, share the document and download for an efficient collaboration.
Create unlimited legal documents and eSignatures for only $8/month.
Learn more
Here's what people say about Lawpath’s Independent Contractor Services Agreement
star
star
star
star
star
Easy to useFantastic system - easy to use for small business
people
Robert
star
star
star
star
star
Example: great experience!The document was easy to create and perfect for my needs
people
John B
star
star
star
star
star
Very easy, thank you.The document was very easy to create and was complete in a matter of minutes.
people
LisaCP
star
star
star
star
star
Very easy to use!The document was extremely easy to use. Steps were simple and review pane enabled edits to be clearly seen.
people
Rebekah
star
star
star
star
star
Makes legal documents easyThe live chat service got me what i needed straight away. The document covered everything i needed and was set up within 10 mins.
people
Christine
star
star
star
star
star
Great systemThe document provided a terrific template for us to build the ideal agreement.
people
Michael
star
star
star
star
star
Fast and perfect experienceThese guys have mastered how to help you out with no fuss. A few easy questions answered and you're good to go!
people
akindofmagic
star
star
star
star
star
Good free way to make a willOnly need to make 1 copy, so that worked out for free version. Had a range of options to give gifts and donations.
people
Private user
star
star
star
star
star
Great expeienceThe document was easy to create, i will be using again
people
Private user
star
star
star
star
star_outline
Good and reasonably straight forward.It seems to meet my requirements, but i reserve my opinion until i have reviewed the downloaded pdf.
people
David
Powered by
Looking for more documents?
search
Browse all legal documents