Updated on November 22nd, 2021
A Rhode Island independent contractor agreement is used to convey the business relationship between a contractor and a client hiring their services. Drafting the agreement serves the best interests of both parties by detailing the services to be provided and the compensation to be received, thus holding the parties accountable to the stated terms and conditions. The document outlines how and when payment will be delivered, who will be liable for expenses or damages, and the projected timeline for the work to be completed.
An independent contractor agreement also demonstrates that the client is not the contractor’s employer, and therefore not responsible for paying the contractor’s payroll taxes or other employee benefits.