What is a Contractor Agreement?
A Contractor Agreement is a legal contract between a business (the “principal”) and a service provider (the “contractor”). The contract can be for a one-off project, or an ongoing service for a specified period of time. A Contractor Agreement covers the important terms of the engagement, including services, payment, confidentiality, termination, and limitation of liability.
What You Get
What does it include?
A Contractor Agreement includes a number of important clauses, including the term, scope, payment, restraint, confidentiality, IP, guarantee/warranties, indemnity, dispute resolution and termination. It also normally includes a Schedule or Job Sheet which contains specific details of the services or project. This includes things like job description, start date, supervisor name etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we definitely recommend it. If your business engages contractors, it’s a good idea to have a contract for each new contractor. This will set clear expectations about the services to be supplied and other commercial terms for the engagement. It will also help to avoid disputes and misunderstandings.
Every situation is different, which is why you need expert advice from a commercial lawyer. We’re small business specialists, so you know you’re in safe hands with us.
We’ll consider your unique situation and let you know if we think this is right for your business.
Our head office is at Inspire Cowork – a coworking space in Sydney – but we also support flexible work for our team. Our lawyers can work from anywhere.
We use technology to come to you, wherever you’re located around Australia. Many of our clients work from home or at coworking spaces, just like us.
We communicate with our clients via phone, email and Zoom – whatever works best for you. There’s no need to meet face to face, but if you’re ever in the area you’re welcome to drop in!