As I am about to start working for a client as a software developer, I decided to use one of the more popular online legal services to create a simple contract to help protect me.
It didn’t. Here are some choice sections from the contract, verbatim:
(ii) Devote as much productive time, energy and ability to the performance of its duties under this Agreement as may be necessary to provide the required Services;
(vii) Provide services and end products that are satisfactory to the Company and free of defects;
(viii) remove, replace or correct all or any portion of the work or end products found defective or unsuitable, without additional cost or risk to the Company.
I wonder why they called it an “Independent Contractor Agreement” and not an “Indentured Servitude Agreement”?