The Virginia independent contractor agreement is used by freelancers and their clients to establish the terms of a mutually beneficial working relationship. Before work begins, both parties should agree on important details regarding what services the contractor is expected to provide, the contractor’s compensation, and agreement termination provisions.
The freelancer is not an employee of the client, thereby not bound by the client’s company policies. The client may not dictate how the independent contractor carry’s out their work; as long as it adheres to industry standards, the freelancer may perform their tasks in the manner they see fit. The freelancer must manage their insurance, taxes, business permits, and other duties that an employer may otherwise handle.