An independent contractor agreement between an individual independent contractor (a self-employed individual) and a client company for consulting or other services. This Standard Document is drafted in favor of the client company and is based on federal law. State and local law may impose different or additional requirements on independent contractor classification and agreements. For more information on independent contractors under state law, see Independent Contractor Toolkit: State-Specific Materials. This Standard Document has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.