Independent Contractor Retainer Agreement for HIRING PURPOSES

A contract for business owners to use when hiring independent contractors to join their team on a monthly, ongoing basis.

When do I need this contract template?


This contract is for business owners who are engaging the services of an independent contractor on a monthly retainer. Protect your business from disputes with contractors.


What does this contract include?


This independent contractor retainer agreement for HIRING PURPOSES is a customizable contract template that you can tweak depending on the services the contractor will provide, protect proprietary information that contractors/freelancers may gain access to, transfer copyright ownership of work created by contractor to you, and legally protect your business in the unfortunate event that a disagreement arises.


This contract template includes the following provisions:

  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Scope of Services
  • Terms of Payment
  • Expenses
  • Timeline
  • Copyright Ownership
  • Rights Reserved to Company
  • Terms of Agreement
  • Mutual Cooperation and Responsibilities
  • Opportunity to Cure
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Freedom to Provide Services Elsewhere
  • Use of Contractor’s Own Equipment, Materials, Supplies, and Tools
  • Third Party Services Not Permitted
  • Confidentiality and Mutual Non-Disclosure
  • Taxes and Liabilities
  • Termination of Agreement
  • Declaration by Contractor
  • Security
  • Force Majeure
  • Warranties
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Indemnification
  • Governing Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • And more!