1099 Independent Contractor Agreements

A 1099 independent contractor agreement is a contract between a contractor and a company. It explains how they will work together. Here are some things that might be in the agreement.

The contract gives a list of services they will perform.

1.The contractor’s job: It tells what work the contractor will do for the company. It can be specific or not, depending on their relationship.

2.Payment and schedule: In this part of the agreement, it explains how much the contractor will get paid, when they will receive the payment, and what expenses they can get their money back for.

3.Contractor-client relationship: It says the contractor is not an employee of the company.

4.Promises and rules: It might have rules about not trying to steal clients or saying bad things about the company.

5.Guarantees and protection: It may talk about what happens if something goes wrong and who will pay for it.

6.Where and how to fix problems: This section of the agreement specifies where any issues will be addressed and which laws will apply to solve them.

Do I need a lawyer?

Why do you need a lawyer to help you make a 1099 agreement? Well, there are lots of things to think about. While the internet might have templates, it’s safer to talk to a lawyer. They can help you figure out if you need a 1099 agreement or if something else is better. Misclassifying workers can cause big problems and cost you a lot of money. It’s important to get it right, to make sure everything goes well!

The agreement should have the usual stuff like the law that applies and where any disputes will be solved. It should say that the contractor is not an employee and talk about any training they need to do.

What you need to know first.

First, you need to know if you even need a 1099 agreement or an employment agreement. This is important! Sometimes, bosses don’t know the exact rules that make someone a 1099 contractor instead of an employee. To figure this out, it’s best to talk to a licensed attorney. They will look at different factors, and the rules might be different in each state. If you get it wrong and misclassify a worker, it could cause big money problems for your company.

(a) Does the worker have control over how they do the work?

(b) Can either the worker or the company end the contract?

(c) How does the worker get paid?

(d) Can the worker choose their own helpers?

(e) Does the company provide tools and equipment?

(f) Can the worker decide when they work?

(g) Can the worker do similar work for other companies?


The agreement with an independent contractor should have some usual stuff, like saying which laws apply and how to solve any problems. The agreement should say that the person doing the work is a 1099 contractor, not an employee. Additionally, it may also talk about any training the contractor needs to do, even though professionals usually don’t need much training.

At Dike Law Group, we have experienced attorney’s that can draft these agreements. Schedule a meeting at dorismeet.com

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