Independent Contractor Agreements
If someone is performing work for your company and you did not hire them as an employee, they are working as a “contractor.” If you are working with a contractor, you need a written agreement between your Company and the Contractor. In New York, it’s the law. In other states, it’s just the best course of action. In Independent Contractor Agreements, you set the rules between the client and the service provider. This includes the work to be performed, when it will be performed, where it will be performed, and at what rate. Specific clauses such as indemnification, non-solicitation, non-compete, and others can be included.
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)
A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is an agreement that you should have a party sign before sharing proprietary or confidential information. This can include sharing an idea or business plan with investors or other business associates. Generally, an NDA is signed when one party does not want to share information with another party unless they are sure the information cannot be stolen or misappropriated.
When one company provides services to another, a services agreement is suggested. This agreement sets the terms between the company providing services and the client. In Services Agreements, you set the rules between the client and the service provider. This includes the work to be performed, when it will be performed, where it will be performed, and at what rate. Specific clauses such as indemnification, non-solicitation, non-compete, and others can be included.
Licensing Agreements govern the use of one Company’s intellectual property by another. A company can license the right to use another Company’s patent, trademark, or copyrighted materials. The terms of the license are negotiable and are set based on the desires of the parties.
Website Services Agreement
The Services Agreement governs how others provide services through your website. This Agreement includes indemnification provisions to protect you from third-party liability, sets the rules for how persons interact through you site, governs payment processes for giving and receiving funds, and provides for remedies upon breach.