Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements

Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements

by Stephen Fishman

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Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements by Stephen Fishman

Whether you are contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility.

Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to get the legalities straight, stay out of trouble and get the job done.
If you're an independent contractor...

Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way -- if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to:
*put your agreement in writing
*define a project's scope, components and duration
*satisfy IRS requirements
*get paid on time and in full
*avoid disputes with clients
*drum up new business

If you're hiring independent contractors...

Using freelancers can get you great results and save you money -- but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to:
*put your agreement in writing
*define a project's scope, components and duration
*satisfy IRS requirements
*protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights
*avoid disputes with independent contractors
*get your money's worth

The 4th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations, plus new contracts for drivers, messengers and delivery people.

 

About the Author:
Stephen Fishman received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After stints in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983. He has helped write and edit over a dozen reference books for attorneys. He is the author of Software Development: A Legal Guide, Copyright Your Software, The Copyright Handbook, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements, Wage Slave No More: Law & Taxes for the Self-Employed, and Hiring Independent Contractors: The Employer's Legal Guide, all published by Nolo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873376174
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Edition description: 2ND BK&CDR
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.39(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn-plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.

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