Contractor Agreement Pack – The advantages of having a written document in place
When relying on other people to help you with an important project, it makes sense not to jeopardise its success on avoidable misunderstandings.
Just like in any good relationship, clear and open communication is key. For example, when entrusting a builder to build the house of your dreams, you would expect to have a clear contract in place to spell out the work agreed upon. This ensures a smooth and enjoyable process for all those involved.
Contractor agreements can be verbal, written or a combination of both. While no law states a contractor agreement must be in writing, verbal agreements rely mainly on the good faith of all parties and can be difficult to prove.
In the absence of a written framework to deal with issues such as confidentiality breaches or non-performance, resolving a dispute will often come down to one person’s word against another.
Why take the risk when there are ways to document your arrangements with contractors or consultants without the extra hassle and cost of engaging a lawyer?
Having a well-written document in place provides greater certainty for both parties by clearly setting out the terms of the relationship. In the event of a conflict, you can also refer back to the agreement to quickly resolve issues and mitigate the risk of legal proceedings.
To ensure your contractor is meeting their commitments as effectively as possible, it’s always a good idea to properly document an agreement in writing before embarking on an important project.
RP Emery offers a wide range of contractor agreements to suit your business needs. Each of our agreements sets out a clear foundation for the business relationship with your client or independent contractor.
Incorporated Contractor Agreement ($89.95 )
Use this agreement when hiring a specialist independent consultant or contractor who is employed by a Pty Ltd company.
Sole Trader Contractor Agreement ($89.95 )
Specifies that the payer agrees to engage the contractor as a sole trader on an independent contractor basis. There may be specific taxation and superannuation liabilities that apply when contracting a sole trader.
Sales Agency Agreement ($79.95 )-
Used when a ‘Sales agent’ is hired to find customers for and sell the products or services of a ‘principal’ party. The Sales Agent is appointed to facilitate or negotiate a transaction on behalf of the principal in return for a commission. The agreement kit includes two versions of the agreement – Exclusive and Non-Exclusive area.
Referral Services Agreement ($149 )
Many businesses would struggle to survive without the recommendation of others. You may be providing leads by referring clients to a favoured business or reliant upon introductions from others. Whatever the case, a referral agreement will define how much is paid for the lead and under what circumstances.
Consulting Services Agreement ($89.95 )- Drafted in favour of the consultant, we recommend this universal document for all service engagements.
Recruitment Agency Agreement ($149 ) – is ideal for use by recruitment or employment agencies or where you are in the position of recruiting staff for another firm or business.
These professionally drafted agreement templates are available for purchase individually at the cost of $647.80. Better yet, our Contractor Agreement Value Pack includes the full range of our contractor agreements for only $397.00 – that’s a saving of over $250!Buy Contractor Agreement Value Pack
Simply purchase your document, fill in the correct information and print! It’s that easy.
Whether a worker is an employee or contractor is determined by several factors. However, you should keep in mind that there is no single deciding factor. As the payer, it’s therefore your obligation to examine all the facts in each case.
Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can have serious legal implications. Before committing to the purchase of any agreement, you should perform a due diligence check to ensure you are engaging a worker on the appropriate basis.