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An independent contractor is different from an employee for one or more of the following reasons:
they undertake work for their own account, i.e. for a fee charged for the work performed – not for a salary;
they work independently (usually from their own offices) and without becoming part of the organisational structure of the entity for whom the work is being performed;
they take responsibility for the proper delivery of the services and therefore they generally don’t fall under the direct supervision or authority of the entity receiving the services (or certainly not to the same degree as an employee would);
they are appointed to deliver the services for a limited period.
This agreement regulates the terms on which an independent contractor is appointed. It includes terms that promote the proper delivery of the services and which protect the interests and intellectual property of the person receiving the services throughout the period of the contract.