Startups often need to outsource
As a founder, you wear many hats. But when push comes to shove, you need to outsource work that is either outside your expertise, or too time-consuming. In this case, many will hire employees. However, depending on the nature of your business, the scope of work, the timeline, and the deliverables, you may be interested in outsourcing to an independent contractor as you won’t need to extend employee benefits to them as they run their own business.
Have a clear outline and protections in place
Failing to have an agreement with clear provisions outlining the nature of the service, fee and payment structure, and protections/limitations, can come back to bite you. Without an agreement, contractors may be met with unfair and demanding businesses who widen the project’s scope unreasonably, and default on payments. As a business, first and foremost you want to protect your IP. Beyond that, failing to solidify expectations and terms in line with your contractor can break down the relationship, have reputational implications, and lead to undesirable disputes.
Tailor an agreement to your industry, and your needs
UX lawyers are experts at tailoring independent contractor agreements that are in line with the industry you work in, the nature of the service, and any protections that might need in place. We’ve worked with hundreds of business and contractors across marketing, design, consulting, IT and more.
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