Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements
by Attorney Stephen Fishman
4th Edition, 308 pp. Includes 20 forms


Illuminates some of the most important elements of this growing way to work... Fishman's book helps identify and clarify questions and concerns.
Boston Globe


Whether you are contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility.
Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to get the legalities straight, stay out of trouble and get the job done.

If you're an independent contractor...
Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way -- if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to:

• put your agreement in writing
• define a project's scope, components and duration
• satisfy IRS requirements
• get paid on time and in full
• avoid disputes with clients
• drum up new business


If you're hiring independent contractors...
Using freelancers can get you great results and save you money -- but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to:

• put your agreement in writing
• define a project's scope, components and duration
• satisfy IRS requirements
• protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights
• avoid disputes with independent contractors
• get your money's worth


The 4th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations, plus new contracts for drivers, messengers and delivery people.

Table of Contents
1. How to Use This Book
2. Hiring Consultants and Independent Contractors
3. Working as a Consultant or Independent Contractor
4. Enforcing Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements
5. General Independent Contractor Agreements
6. Consultant Agreements
7. Agreements for Household Services
8. Agreements for Salespeople
9. Agreements for Accountants and Bookkeepers
10. Agreements for Software Consultants
11. Agreements for Creative Contractors
12. Agreements for Construction Contractors
13. Agreements for Messengers, Couriers, and Delivery People
A1. Appendix I: How to use the CD-ROM
A2. Appendix II: Sample Agreements for Use by Hiring Firm
A3. Appendix III: Sample Agreements for Use by IC



Press Reviews
Don't do anything without reading Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements.... this book will help you understand the importance of written agreements and will show you exactly how to put your agreement together.

Small Business OpportunitiesExplains the relationship in general and special factors for household services, consultants, salespeople, accountants, software consultants, creative services and construction.
Rochester Democrat & ChronicleWorth the price for the information and forms that either directly affect creative consultants or can be adapted for editorial services.
Freelance Writer's Report

Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements
by Attorney Stephen Fishman
4th Edition, 308 pp. Includes 20 forms $29.95

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