California Independent Contractor Agreement
Download an attorney-drafted California independent contractor agreement today and protect yourself against potential fines from the IRS and the state of California.
There is no substitute for an attorney-drafted agreement when your company is working with independent contractors to help avoid disputes.
Attorney-drafted for federal and California laws. Free updates from our attorney.
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Our independent contractor agreement was drafted by a California licensed attorney and reviewed by a CPA for IRS compliance and is updated regularly.
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A California independent contractor agreement is used when you want to hire a company or individual from outside your own company to perform work or services for you. Providers who are frequently hired as independent contractors include:
- Marketing firms
- Real estate agents
- Financial planners and CPAs
- Health care professionals
- And many others
Using independent contractors can be of great benefit to your company and can save money. However, they must be classified correctly.
The IRS has specific guidelines on how to classify independent contractors. If your company does not classify them properly, you could suffer significant tax penalties. A wrong classification may cause additional problems for your company pension plans and employee benefits.
Without a well-wrtten independent contractor agreement, you may open your company up to IRS and California tax liabilities that you did not plan on.
Furthermore, you want to make sure you are protecting all copyrights,
patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property arising from the
work performed under the agreement.
Our attorney-drafted independent contractor agreement covers:
- Duties of the independent contractor
- Details, compensation and payment
- Includes a provision not to disclose information about your business
- Clarifies that the contractor will be responsible for their own taxes
- Confirms that the contractor possesses the skill to complete the work properly
- Makes clear that contractor will be responsible for their own expenses
- Includes a provision regarding nonsolicitation of client's customers
- Assigns products or inventions created by the contractor
- Sets forth a deadline for the contractor to complete the work
- Includes a confidentiality provision
- Sets forth the contractor's warranties
- Information and instructions from our attorney
Employment laws are always changing; do not rely on an outdated agreement. We have one of the finest California independent contractor agreements in the country with excellent instructions from our attorney.