Independent contractor agreement

Effective as of September 2019


THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT effective from the shift start date and time made between “the Company”, and the Shifter”for the purpose of setting forth the exclusive terms and conditions by which Company desires to acquire Shifter’s services.

In consideration of the mutual obligations specified in this Agreement, the parties, intending to be legally bound hereby, agree to the following:

  1. Services Company retains Shifter, and Shifter agrees to perform for Company, certain services set forth in the Job listing applied for. (the “Services).
  2. Consideration / Compensation
    • In exchange for the full, prompt, and satisfactory performance of all Services to be rendered to Company (as determined by the Company), Company shall provide Shifter, as full and complete compensation the sum of and value stated in the listing to be paid at the completion of the Services.
    • Shifter is not entitled to receive any other compensation or any benefits from Company. Except as otherwise required by law, Company shall not withhold any sums or payments made to Shifter for social security or other federal, state, or local tax liabilities or contributions, and all withholdings, liabilities, and contributions shall be solely Shifter’s responsibility. Shifter further understands and agrees that the Services are not covered under the unemployment compensation laws and are not intended to be covered by workers’ compensation laws.
  3. Nondisclosure
    1. Shifter understands that, in connection with its engagement with Company, it may receive, produce, or otherwise be exposed to Company’s trade secrets, business, proprietary and/or technical information, including, without limitation, information concerning customer lists, customer support strategies, employees, research and development, financial information (including sales, costs, profits, and pricing methods), manufacturing, marketing, proprietary software, hardware, firmware, and related documentation, inventions (whether patentable or not), know-how, show-how, and other information considered to be confidential by Company, and all derivatives, improvements and enhancements to any of the above (including those derivatives, improvements and enhancements that were created or developed by Freelancer under this Agreement), in addition to all information Company receives from others under an obligation of confidentiality (individually and collectively “Confidential Information”).
    2. Shifter acknowledges that the Confidential Information is the Company’s sole, exclusive and extremely valuable property. Accordingly, Shifter agrees to segregate all Confidential Information from information of other companies and agrees not to reproduce any Confidential Information without Company’s prior written consent, not to use the Confidential Information except in the performance of this Agreement, and not to divulge all or any part of the Confidential Information in any form to any third party, either during or after the term of this Agreement, except to Company employees and Shifter Employees who need to know such Confidential Information in order to perform the Services. Shifter shall require such Shifter Employees to execute a non-disclosure agreement satisfactory to the Company before such Shifter Employee is exposed to any Confidential Information. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason, Shifter agrees to cease using and to return to Company all whole and partial copies and derivatives of the Confidential Information, whether in Shifter’s possession or under Shifter’s direct or indirect control, including any computer access nodes and/or codes, and to arrange for the return of such materials by all Shifter Employees.
    3. Shifter shall not disclose or otherwise make available to Company in any manner any confidential and proprietary information received by Shifter from third parties. Shifter warrants that its performance of all the terms of this Agreement does not and will not breach any agreement entered into by Shifter with any other party.
    4. Indemnification / Release
      • Shifter agrees to take all necessary precautions to prevent injury to any persons or damage to property during the term of this Agreement, and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Company, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and/or agents from any claim, liability, loss, cost, damage, judgment, settlement or expense (including attorney’s fees) resulting from or arising in any way out of injury (including death) to any person or damage to property arising in any way out of any act, error, omission or negligence on the part of Shifter or any Shifter Employee in the performance or failure to fulfill any Services or obligations under this Agreement.
    5. Insurance and Other Requirements
      • Shifter warrants that it will obtain and keep in full force and effect at all times hereunder workers’ compensation, general liability and errors, and omissions or professional liability insurance covering all of its Services. The company shall be listed as an additional named insured and/or as an additional loss-payee under such policies.
      • Shifter shall provide to the Company copies of all policies required to be maintained, and a Certificate of Insurance indicating said coverage shall be provided to Company upon request.
      • Shifter also warrants and represents that it has properly classified all of its workers, has and will maintain all required licenses and certifications.
    6. Termination This Agreement shall be effective on the date hereof and shall continue until terminated by either party.
    7. Independent Contractor
      • Company and Shifter expressly agree and understand that Shifter is an independent contractor and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed in any way or manner, to create between them a relationship of employer and employee, principal and agent, partners or any other relationship other than that of independent parties contracting with each other solely for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Agreement. Accordingly, Shifter acknowledges that Shifter and Shifter’s Employees are not eligible for any Company benefits, including, but not limited to, health insurance, retirement plans or stock option plans. Shifter is not the agent of Company and is not authorized and shall not have the power or authority to bind Company or incur any liability or obligation, or act on behalf of Company. At no time shall Shifter represent that it is an agent of the Company, or that any of the views, advice, statements and/or information that may be provided while performing the Services are those of the Company.
      • Shifter is solely responsible for directing and controlling the performance of the Services, including the time, place and manner in which the Services are performed. Shifter shall use its best efforts, energy and skill in its own name and in such manner as it sees fit.
    8. General
      • This Agreement does not create an obligation on Company to continue to retain Shifter beyond this Agreement’s termination.
      • Shifter hereby agrees that any breach of Section 3 by Shifter will cause irreparable harm to Company and that in the event of such breach or threatened breach, Company shall have, in addition to any and all remedies of law and those remedies stated in this Agreement, the right to an injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief to prevent the violation of Shifter’s obligations hereunder.
      • Shifter hereby agrees that each provision herein shall be treated as a separate and independent clause, and the unenforceability of any one clause shall in no way impair the enforceability of any of the other clauses herein.
      • This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the transactions contemplated herein. The language of all parts of this Agreement will in all cases be construed as a whole in accordance with its fair meaning and not for or against either party.
      • All notices provided for in this Agreement shall be given in writing and shall be effective when either served by hand delivery, electronic facsimile transmission, express overnight courier service, or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the parties at their respective addresses as set forth at the beginning of this Agreement, or to such other address or addresses as either party may later specify by written notice to the other.
    9. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Independent Contractor Agreement.