Updated on November 8th, 2021
A Missouri independent contractor agreement is a legal document that details the working relationship between a contractor (a self-employed person) and a client. It stipulates the conditions under which the contractor will serve the client, consisting of their project responsibilities, a completion deadline, and provisions for payment. The form also indicates the amount of liability insurance the contractor must obtain to cover damages or injury related to their actions and the actions of their employees.
Drafting an independent contractor agreement plays a pivotal role in proving that an employer-employee relationship does not exist between the parties and that the client does not bear the responsibility of employer tax obligations.