This is an attorney-prepared Independent Contractor Agreement that contains non-compete provisions that prohibit the contractor from engaging in work that is in direct competition with your business and the work to be performed under the terms of the Agreement and a Simple Independent Contractor Agreement that does not contain a non-compete clause but does include confidentiality provisions to protect your trade secrets and client information.
What do you get with this bundle?
With this purchase, you get our top-selling Simple Independent Agreement AND our popular, more in-depth Independent Contractor Agreement with Confidentiality and Non-Compete Provisions.
What is the difference between these two contracts?
1. The Independent Contractor Agreement contains non-compete provisions that prohibit the contractor from engaging in work that is in direct competition with your business and the work to be performed under the terms of the Agreement. Non-compete agreements are valid so long as the length of time is reasonable, with other factors considered. Generally speaking, the Independent Contractor Agreement Confidentiality and Non-Compete Provisions are for someone who is working for you on a longer timeframe.
This agreement is for business owners to give to independent contractors and/or third-party vendors to protect company products, trade secrets, client information, and other sensitive information. It also precludes the contractor from working for or together with direct competition for a certain period of time. This type of agreement (which is also referred to as a non-disclosure agreement or “NDA”) is used before hiring a contractor for a project to protect company trade secrets and procedures.
2. The Simple Independent Contractor Agreement does not contain a non-compete clause, but it DOES INCLUDE confidentiality provisions to protect your trade secrets and client information.
This 4-page agreement is for business owners to give to independent contractors and/or third-party vendors. It is a simple agreement that contains a confidentiality provision. Independent Contractors may also use this template to give clients limited work. THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT preclude the contractor from working for other people–even if it’s with direct competition.
The main purpose of this Agreement is to list out the duties expected to be performed by both parties and to be clear that the independent contractor is NOT an employee, and to limit liability.
Why get both?
Because as a business owner, you wear many hats. For example, if you want to delegate a simple task to someone on Upwork or a part-time virtual assistant, the simple independent contract would work best. This would protect company information without restricting the contractor from doing work for someone else.
The more in-depth Independent Contractor Agreement with Confidentiality and Non-Compete Provisions works best for someone who is working 30+ hours a week for you, but for tax and legal purposes, is not considered your employee.
About the Template:
Each contact is an attorney-prepared agreement that is legally binding to the parties who sign it. These agreements have been tested and refined throughout our years of practice.
Your purchase also includes a COMPLIMENTARY workbook-style instructions guide with more information on your contracts.
How to use it:
1. Download the agreement
2. Replace the highlighted text with your information
3. Review & make any additional changes
4. Export as PDF
5. Send to your prospective contractor.
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