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Important Independent Contractor Agreement Provisions

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Independent Contractor Agreement Business Terms

As concerns business terms, the most important provisions in an independent contractor agreement pertain to the following.

  • Specification of the products or services to be provided
  • The amount, frequency and nature of the payments to be made (fixed fee, time and materials, time and materials with a not-to-exceed amount, etc.)
Independent Contractor Agreement Legal Terms

As concerns legal terms (other than common contractual “boilerplate”), the most important provisions in an independent contractor agreement include the following.

  • Acceptance criteria and warranties
  • Ownership of deliverables and associated intellectual property rights
  • Confidentiality obligations
  • Resolution of payment, and other types of, disputes
  • Remedies for default
  • Limitations of liability and damages
  • Indemnification rights and obligations

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