Updated on November 5th, 2021
A Massachusetts independent contractor agreement is used to detail the terms under which a freelance worker agrees to render services for a client. The completed form describes the service being requested, when the contract expires, whether the client will pay for expenses, and the contractor’s wage and payment schedule. Establishing this information in writing ensures that both parties understand their roles and responsibilities throughout the entire working arrangement.
Drafting the agreement provides evidence that the contractor is working independently (i.e., is not an employee). This factor is critical in demonstrating that the client is not liable for payroll taxes or other obligations otherwise required under an employer-employee relationship.