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Independent Contractor Lawyers: Agreements Made Easy 

Enjoying the benefits of hiring independent contractors is simple when you understand and follow the law. LegalShield is here to help your business flourish.

Who is Considered an Independent Contractor?

Hiring independent contractors eliminates your need to pay wage taxes, offer benefits or provide office space, which can save you 30-40% on labour costs. In order to be considered an independent contractor, the relationship must meet the following criteria. 

  1. The payor/employer controls only the result of the work to be completed
  2. The contractor controls how the work will be done
  3. The contractor controls where and when the work will be done 

Speaking with an experienced employment lawyer is an easy way to ensure your situation meets the requirements and you avoid penalties and back taxes. 

Join LegalShield today and speak with a lawyer in 4 hours or less after initial contact.


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Independent Contractor Agreements Done Right

1 out of every 10 workers are considered independent contractors. The reality of your relationship is the ultimate determinant of whether a worker is considered an independent contractor. That said, the contract signed by the parties is an important element. 

Whether you’re signing an agreement provided to you by an independent contractor or you need an agreement drafted to use with clients’ seeking to hire you, it’s a great idea to work with an experienced contract lawyer to make sure the agreement is correct. 

With a membership from LegalShield, you can call your lawyer to get legal advice, submit an independent contractor agreement for them to review or work with them to draft a new agreement, all for a fraction of typical lawyer fees.      

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Have a Lawyer Support You During an Audit

If a worker you have hired files a complaint or a labour auditor is investigating whether a worker is misclassified as an independent contractor, it’s important that you speak with an experienced employment lawyer as soon as possible.

Rather than stress and guess, get a LegalShield membership now. For a small monthly fee, you can call your lawyer for advice and they can even make calls and write letters to the auditor on your behalf. LegalShield makes it easy and affordable.

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How a Legalshield Small Business Plan Works for Independent Contractor Agreements

All LegalShield plans come jam-packed with valuable benefits. When it comes to independent contractor agreements, the most common plan usage is in two areas.


You can have unlimited phone consultation with a business lawyer to get questions answered, receive legal advice and make sure you’re making the right moves.


You can have your lawyer review any documents (up to 15 pages each) and even make phone calls and write letters on behalf of your business to resolve disputes with vendors, creditors or customers.

Kevin M
LegalShield Member
I've had LegalShield for over 20 years. There have been a couple of situations when you saved me thousands of dollars. Not to mention the smaller cases or just access to legal advice through the years. This is one of the best investments I've made for myself personally and as an independent contractor. I hope you guys continue to provide great service. You've got a customer for life.
Get Help With Independent Contractor Agreements

Plans Start at Only $49 Per Month

LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.

Advice, Consultation, Reserach

Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.

Letters or Phone Calls

Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.

Document Review

Put business-related legal documents through legal review.

Collection Letters

A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.