Illinois Independent Contractor Agreements Explained | What Clauses should I Include in my Independent Contractor Agreement?
In Employees And Independent Contractors, Part I: Using Contractors To Avoid Liability, we learned how your business can use independent contractors to shield itself from liability. Once you have consulted with your attorney and determined how to structure your relationship to your independent contractor you should then work with your attorney to draft an independent contractor agreement is appropriate to your situation.
The two purposes of this type of agreement are: (1) to ensure that the relationship between your business and the person or entity that you are hiring will be treated as an independent contractor relationship rather than employer/employee by the courts; and (2) to put you in a favorable legal position with respect to any disputes that may occur between your business and the contractor.
Below is a non-comprehensive list of some of the most important clauses that employers should include in their independent contractor agreements:
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