A New Jersey independent contractor agreement is a legal form with which a client hires a contractor, often called a “freelancer,” to perform a service in exchange for financial compensation. The document promotes transparency between the parties by clarifying their rights and responsibilities, therefore helping prevent disagreements or a potential lawsuit down the line. It covers the nature of the service being provided, how the contractor is paid, the agreement length, expense reimbursement, and other information pertinent to the service arrangement.
The document further states that neither the independent contractor nor any personnel thereof shall be deemed an employee of the client. Affirmation of this fact is critical in demonstrating that the contractor, as opposed to the client, is responsible for remitting taxes on their income.