Why a consultant contract is important
It is important for the modern independent consultant to realize that we live in an age where people within client organizations change quickly. Without a written agreement of terms, you are without protection.
- Contracts are part of establishing a non-employee relationship with your client. It not only protects you – it protects your client. If an organization misclassifies an employee as “independent contractor,” they could be held liable for penalties, extra taxes, recordkeeping, and safety requirements. A contract is an important step in validating the independent contractor relationship that you enter into with a client.