INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
This Independent Contractor Agreement (this "Agreement") is made effective as of
__today's date_____, by and between Konnectic Energy, LLC (the "Recipient"), of
__Kiara Thomas______, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and
___signing contractor and_team____ (the "Contractor"), of __affiliated company____. In this Agreement, the party who is contracting to
receive the services shall be referred to as "Recipient", and the party who will be providing the
services shall be referred to as "Contractor."
1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on ____today's date____, the Contractor will
provide the following services (collectively, the "Services"):
Independent Contractor and a team may provide any of the following services: Web
Design/Development, Mobile App Development, Branding Designs such as Logos and Brand
Boards, Marketing Materials such as Social Media Graphics and Flyers, Monthly Marketing
Account Management for Social Media or SEO, Lead Generation, and/or Monthly
Hosting/Maintenance/Management for Websites or Mobile Apps.
Furthermore, the Contractor has the right of control over how the Contractor will perform the
services. The Recipient does not have this right of control over how the Contractor will perform
2. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES. The Recipient will pay compensation to the Contractor for the
Services. Payments will be made as follows:
Payment details will be agreed upon on a project by project basis. Different projects vary and will
require details be discussed and agreed upon each time. Konnectic Energy will determine the
pricing based upon the scope of the project and company expenses and will discuss independent
contractor payment in detail for each project. General percentages between Konnectic Energy and
the independent contractor are not guaranteed as company expenses must take precedence.
However, pricing will be determined with the independent contractor's best interest in mind. The
contractor must review the details of each project and count their own costs before agreeing to
complete the project. Pricing increases will not be requested from the client unless Konnectic
Energy deems absolutely necessary. In addition, Konnectic Energy requires that each client receive
three revision rounds free of charge for each service, excluding monthly services. The contractor
and team should anticipate three possible revision rounds with no additional pay. If the client
remains unsatisfied after these three rounds, pricing and payment will be determined for further
revisions. An agreement will be made for further revision payment at that time. In most cases,
payment will be made upon completion of the project. However, milestone payment may be
arranged for extended projects. These details will be agreed upon on a project by project basis.
No other fees and/or expenses will be paid to the Contractor, unless such fees and/or expenses
have been approved in advance by the appropriate executive on behalf of the Recipient in writing.
The Contractor shall be solely responsible for any and all taxes, Social Security contributions or
payments, disability insurance, unemployment taxes, and other payroll type taxes applicable to
3. TERM/TERMINATION. This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon 30 days'
written notice to the other party. Furthermore, the Contractor has the ability to terminate this
Agreement "at will."
A regular, ongoing relationship of indefinite term is not contemplated. The Recipient has no right to
assign services to the Contractor other than as specifically contemplated by this Agreement.
However, the parties may mutually agree that the Contractor shall perform other services for the
Recipient, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
4. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. It is understood by the parties that the Contractor is an
independent contractor with respect to the Recipient, and not an employee of the Recipient. The
Recipient will not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance benefits, paid vacation, or any
other employee benefit, for the benefit of the Contractor.
It is contemplated that the relationship between the Contractor and the Recipient shall be a nonexclusive one. The Contractor also performs services for other organizations and/or individuals.
The Recipient has no right to further inquire into the Contractor's other activities.
5. RECIPIENT'S CONTROL. The Recipient has no right or power to control or otherwise
interfere with the Contractor's mode of effecting performance under this Agreement. The
Recipient's only concern is the result of the Contractor's work, and not the means of accomplishing
it. Except in extraordinary circumstances and when necessary, the Contractor shall perform the
Services without direct supervision by the Recipient.
6. PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY. The Contractor is a professional who uses its own
professional and business methods to perform services. The Contractor has not and will not
receive training from the Recipient regarding how to perform the Services.
7. PERSONAL SERVICES NOT REQUIRED. The Contractor is not required to render the
Services personally and may employ others to perform the Services on behalf of the Recipient
without the Recipient's knowledge or consent. If the Contractor has assistants, it is the
Contractor's responsibility to hire them and to provide materials for them.
8. NO LOCATION ON PREMISES. The Contractor has no desk or other equipment either
located at or furnished by the Recipient. Except to the extent that the Contractor works in a
territory as defined by the Recipient, its services are not integrated into the mainstream of the
9. NO SET WORK HOURS. The Contractor has no set hours of work. There is no requirement
that the Contractor work full time or otherwise account for work hours.
10. EXPENSES PAID BY CONTRACTOR. The Contractor's business and travel expenses
are to be paid by the Contractor and not by the Recipient.
11. OWNERSHIP OF SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS. Any social media contacts, including
"followers" or "friends," that are acquired through accounts (including, but not limited to email
addresses, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or other social media networks) used or created
on behalf of the Recipient are the property of the Recipient.
12. CONFIDENTIALITY. Contractor may have had access to proprietary, private and/or
otherwise confidential information ("Confidential Information") of the Recipient. Confidential
Information shall mean all non-public information which constitutes, relates or refers to the
operation of the business of the Recipient, including without limitation, all financial, investment,
operational, personnel, sales, marketing, managerial and statistical information of the Recipient, and
any and all trade secrets, customer lists, or pricing information of the Recipient. The nature of the
information and the manner of disclosure are such that a reasonable person would understand it to
be confidential. The Contractor will not at any time or in any manner, either directly or indirectly,
use for the personal benefit of the Contractor, or divulge, disclose, or communicate in any manner
any Confidential Information. The Contractor will protect such information and treat the
Confidential Information as strictly confidential. This provision shall continue to be effective after
the termination of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, the Contractor will return
to the Recipient all Confidential Information, whether physical or electronic, and other items that
were used, created, or controlled by the Contractor during the term of this Agreement.
This Agreement is in compliance with the Defend Trade Secrets Act and provides civil or criminal
immunity to any individual for the disclosure of trade secrets: (i) made in confidence to a federal,
state, or local government official, or to an attorney when the disclosure is to report suspected
violations of the law; or (ii) in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit if made under seal.
13. INJURIES. The Contractor acknowledges the Contractor's obligation to obtain appropriate
insurance coverage for the benefit of the Contractor (and the Contractor's employees, if any). The
Contractor waives any rights to recovery from the Recipient for any injuries that the Contractor
(and/or Contractor's employees) may sustain while performing services under this Agreement and
that are a result of the negligence of the Contractor or the Contractor's employees. Contractor will
provide the Recipient with a certificate naming the Recipient as an additional insured party.
14. INDEMNIFICATION. The Contractor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Recipient
from all claims, losses, expenses, fees including attorney fees, costs, and judgments that may be
asserted against the Recipient that result from the acts or omissions of the Contractor, the
Contractor's employees, if any, and the Contractor's agents.
15. NO RIGHT TO ACT AS AGENT. An "employer-employee" or "principal-agent"
relationship is not created merely because (1) the Recipient has or retains the right to supervise or
inspect the work as it progresses in order to ensure compliance with the terms of the contract or
(2) the Recipient has or retains the right to stop work done improperly. The Contractor has no
right to act as an agent for the Recipient and has an obligation to notify any involved parties that it
is not an agent of the Recipient.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement constitutes the entire contract between the
parties. All terms and conditions contained in any other writings previously executed by the parties
regarding the matters contemplated herein shall be deemed to be merged herein and superseded
hereby. No modification of this Agreement shall be deemed effective unless in writing and signed
by the parties hereto.
17. WAIVER OF BREACH. The waiver by the Recipient of a breach of any provision of this
Agreement by Contractor shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach
18. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or
unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable.
If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting
such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be
written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
19. APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
20. SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed by Kiara Thomas, Owner on behalf of
Konnectic Energy, LLC and by __signing contractor___ on behalf of __affiliated company___. This
Agreement is effective as of the date first above written.
Konnectic Energy, LLC
ALL CONTRACTORS REGISTERED TO THIS SITE AGREE TO THE ABOVE CONTRACT.
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