Looks like you're in the market for an Independent Contractor! This attorney-drafted agreement covers the basics related to bringing on contractors in the event planning world, with a special eye towards executing the event. This agreement will help you nagivate the increasingly tricky (and highly scrutinized) world of bringing on contractors, including:
A fully editable contract based on strict interpretation of Independent Contractor rules and regulations (a hot button topic right now with the IRS and Dept. of Labor)
An Intellectual Property assignment for any information gathered or designs produced while working for you;
Clauses addressing termination of the contract for when things aren't working out;
A clause addressing what happens if the Contractor moves away and can't fufill their obligations;
Built-in confidentiality, nondisclosure, and non-solicitation clauses;
Event-specific "Scope of Work" terms, easily modified to fit your needs;
Clauses specifically disclaiming your responsibility to file or withhold Worker's Comp Insurance, FICA, Social Security, and other Federal employment requirements;
TWO types of payment options (project-based and percent of total contract) appropriate for independent contractors (hourly is a no go!)
PLUS tips on correct treatment classification of independent contractors based on Federal regulations and the all-important IRS "20 Factors" test.
Use this template for peace of mind getting get the help you need!