Get your contract in writing
With the rise of the gig economy, independent contractor arrangements are more common than ever. Whether you're an independent contractor or a business hiring one to work for you, a written agreement will help to protect your rights, define expectations, and prove that there's no employer-employee relationship.
Here you'll find specific agreements for many types of independent contractors and freelancers, including salespeople, accountants, software consultants, and construction contractors. You'll learn how to:
- draft a binding agreement
- define a project's scope
- preserve confidentiality
- distinguish between employees and independent contractors
- protect your intellectual property
- amend your agreement, and
- satisfy IRS requirements.
Each chapter has two agreements--one geared towards the independent contractor and one geared towards the business hiring an independent contractor.
The 10th edition--completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations--includes a useful chapter on agreements for gig workers.
With downloadable forms: download all the forms you need to draw up a solid contract (details inside).
About the Author
Stephen Fishman has dedicated his career as an attorney and author to writing useful, authoritative, and recognized guides on business, taxation, and intellectual property matters for small businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and freelancers. He is the author of 20 books and hundreds of articles, and has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. Among his books are Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide, Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, and Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Gig Workers of All Types, published by Nolo. He is a two-time recipient of the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award.