INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT

THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is dated

this ………………………………day of……………………………………………… 202

Client

PG Matthew & Associates ABN: 23165828636

​Address ……………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………….
(the “Client”)

Contractor

Sole Traders Name ……………………………………………………….. (Australian Business Number) ABN: ………………………………………………………………

Address: …………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………….

(the “Contractor”)
  1. BACKGROUND
  2. The Client is of the opinion that the Contractor has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide services to the Client.
  3. The Contractor is agreeable to providing such services to the Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.

IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Client and the Contractor (individually the “Party” and collectively the “Parties” to this Agreement) agree as follows:

  1. SERVICES PROVIDED 
  2. The Client hereby agrees to engage the Contractor to provide the Client with the following services (the “Services”):
    • The Contractor will source, contact and arrange for potential customers to attend a weekly information session known as “Unlock Your Potential”;
    • The Contractor will personal attend a weekly information session known as “Unlock Your Potential” at least once every 12 week period.;
    • The Contractor to personal ensure that the client is represented to potential customers in a acceptable professional manner as deemed by the client;
    • The Contractor to personal ensure that no coercion of any kind will be used on potential customer/s to attend information session know as “Unlock Your Potential”;
    • The Contractor is responsible for costs incurred while seeking potential customers to attend information session;
    • The Contractor has agreed to commission only sales compensation for this position as per “Commission Only Payment Schedule” The Contractor has agreed to supply the client with their Australian Business Number (ABN Number);
    • The Contractor has agreed to be responsible for all matters of occupational health and safety for themselves including a public liability insurance of $1,000,000;
    • The Contractor has agreed to be responsible for all activities expected by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).; and
  3. The Services will also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on. The Contractor hereby agrees to provide such Services to the Client.
  4. TERM OF AGREEMENT
  5. The term of this Agreement (the “Term”) will begin on the date of this Agreement and will remain in full force and effect indefinitely until terminated as provided in this Agreement.
  6. In the event that either Party wishes to terminate this Agreement, that Party will be required to provide 10 days’ written notice to the other Party.
  7. In the event that either Party breaches a material provision under this Agreement, the non-defaulting Party may terminate this Agreement immediately and require the defaulting Party to indemnify the non-defaulting Party against all reasonable damages.
  8. This Agreement may be terminated at any time by mutual agreement of the Parties.
  9. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the obligations of the Contractor will end upon the termination of this Agreement.
  10. PERFORMANCE
  11. The Parties agree to do everything necessary to ensure that the terms of this Agreement take effect.
  12. CURRENCY
  13. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all monetary amounts referred to in this Agreement are in AUD (Australian Dollars).
  14. PAYMENT
  15. The Contractor will charge the Client for the Services as follows (the “Payment”):
    • The client will be billed once customer has completed all paperwork and first/final payment has been received by the client.  The contractor will be paid at a commission only rate  (see payment schedule), as per agreement by client and their customer.
  16. Invoices submitted by the Contractor to the Client are due within seven days of receipt.
  17. In the event that this Agreement is terminated by the Client prior to completion of the Services but where the Services have been partially performed, the Contractor will be entitled to prorate payment of the Payment to the date of termination provided that there has been no breach of contract on the part of the Contractor.
  18. The Contractor is responsible for paying any Superannuation Guarantee contributions that may be required in relation to the work performed by the Contractor or by employees of the Contractor under this Agreement.
  19. The Contractor will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in connection with providing the Services of this Agreement.
  20. CONFIDENTIALITY
  21. Confidential information (the “Confidential Information”) refers to any data or information relating to the Client, whether business or personal, which would reasonably be considered to be private or proprietary to the Client and that is not generally known and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the Client.
  22. The Contractor agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any Confidential Information which the Contractor has obtained, except as authorised by the Client or as required by law. The obligations of confidentiality will apply during the Term and will survive indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.
  23. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  24. All intellectual property and related material, including any trade secrets, moral rights, goodwill, relevant registrations or applications for registration, and rights in any patent, copyright, trade mark, trade dress, industrial design and trade name (the “Intellectual Property”) that is developed or produced under this Agreement, will be the sole property of the Client. The use of the Intellectual Property by the Client will not be restricted in any manner.
  25. The Contractor may not use the Intellectual Property for any purpose other than that contracted for in this Agreement except with the written consent of the Client. The Contractor will be responsible for any and all damages resulting from the unauthorised use of the Intellectual Property.
  26. RETURN OF PROPERTY
  27. Upon the expiry or termination of this Agreement, the Contractor will return to the Client any property, documentation, records, or Confidential Information which is the property of the Client.
  28. CAPACITY/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
  29. In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Contractor is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Contractor and the Client acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service.
  30. RIGHT OF SUBSTITUTION
  31. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor may, at the Contractor’s absolute discretion, engage a third party sub-contractor to perform some or all of the obligations of the Contractor under this Agreement and the Client will not hire or engage any third parties to assist with the provision of the Services.
  32. In the event that the Contractor hires a sub-contractor:
    • the Contractor will pay the sub-contractor for its services and the Compensation will remain payable by the Client to the Contractor.
    • for the purposes of the indemnification clause of this Agreement, the sub-contractor is an agent of the Contractor.
  33. AUTONOMY
  34. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will have full control over working time, methods, and decision making in relation to provision of the Services in accordance with the Agreement. The Contractor will work autonomously and not at the direction of the Client. However, the Contractor will be responsive to the reasonable needs and concerns of the Client.
  35. EQUIPMENT
  36. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will provide at the Contractor’s own expense, any and all tools, machinery, equipment, raw materials, supplies, work wear and any other items or parts necessary to deliver the Services in accordance with the Agreement.
  37. NO EXCLUSIVITY
  38. The Parties acknowledge that this Agreement is non-exclusive and that either Party will be free, during and after the Term, to engage or contract with third parties for the provision of services similar to the Services.
  39. NOTICE
  40. All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to the Parties at the following addresses:or to such other address as either Party may from time to time notice the other. PG Matthew & Associates 11 Hutchison St, Niddrie VIC 3042, Australia Sole Trader Name: ………………………………………
    ………………………………………………………  Address:  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..and ………………………………………………………………………………………………….of’
    Australian Sole Trader Name: ……………………………………………………………………….
  41. INDEMNIFICATION
  42. Except to the extent paid in settlement from any applicable insurance policies, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, each Party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, and its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, penalties, punitive damages, expenses, reasonable legal fees and costs of any kind or amount whatsoever, which result from or arise out of any act or omission of the indemnifying party, its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns that occurs in connection with this Agreement. This indemnification will survive the termination of this Agreement.
  43. MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT
  44. Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either Party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each Party or an authorised representative of each Party.
  45. TIME OF THE ESSENCE
  46. Time is of the essence in this Agreement. No extension or variation of this Agreement will operate as a waiver of this provision.
  47. ASSIGNMENT
  48. The Contractor will not voluntarily, or by operation of law, assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Client.
  49. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
  50. It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
  51. ENUREMENT
  52. This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding on the Parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and permitted successors and assigns.
  53. TITLES/HEADINGS
  54. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement.
  55. GENDER
  56. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
  57. GOVERNING LAW
  58. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria.
  59. SEVERABILITY
  60. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.
  61. WAIVER
  62. The waiver by either Party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this

the ……………………………..day of ………………………………………………… 202

P G Matthew & Associates:

Signature Name: …………………………………………………… Signature: …………………………………………………………Date: …………………………….

Sole Traders Name ……………………………………………………………………………………….

Signature Name: …………………………………………………….  Signature: …………………………………………………………Date: ……………………………..

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