This document is a basic, long form agreement for engagement of an independent contractor (say, a consultant) by a company (opposed to an individual).
It contains many optional clauses that may be either retained or discarded depending on the circumstances of the situation, including clauses with respect to personnel of the contractor and obligations of both parties. The agreement also contains shorter form confidentiality, intellectual property and restraint clauses; longer form clauses are available separately.
There is also a shorter form independent contractor agreement available separately. (See “Contractor’s agreement (short form)”.)
Schedule 1 provides space for a detailed description of the services to be provided, fees and insurances.
This document has been co-authored for Lexis Nexis by Joe Catanzariti, Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, Sydney; Brooke Pendlebury, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace Law, Sydney; and Michael Byrnes, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz, Sydney
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.