Updated on November 22nd, 2021
An Ohio independent contractor agreement is a binding contract used to define the terms of a service provided by a self-employed individual (the contractor) to a client. It is advised to draft the agreement prior to the contractor commencing work in order to avoid misunderstandings and to establish the contractor as a self-employed worker. The independent contractor agreement is a key resource in ensuring an effective communication between both parties.
The contractor will be responsible for paying and calculating self-employment taxes, and they will not be entitled to receive any employee benefits such as health coverage or employment insurance from the employer.