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Independent Contractor Agreement

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Independent Contractor Agreement


 This Independent Contractor Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into this date (the “Effective Date”) by and between Nelson Total Services LLC ("Company") with a principal place of business at 4527 Rusk Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204, and ("Contractor"), (collectively, the “Parties”).


1. Services to Be Performed

Contractor agrees to perform the following services: Residential and Commercial Cleaning. Any material changes to the Services, including work to be performed and related fees must be approved by the prior written consent of both parties.


2. Payment

In consideration for the services to be performed by Contractor, Company agrees to pay Contractor at the following rates: 60% of booked revenue for completed jobs OR $30 per cleaning hour. Contractor shall be paid within 7 days after the job is complete.


3. Fees and Expenses

Contractor shall be responsible for all expenses incurred while performing services under this Agreement. This includes automobile, truck, and other travel expenses; vehicle maintenance and repair costs; vehicle and other license fees and permits; insurance premiums; road, fuel, and other taxes; fines; radio, pager, or cell phone expenses; meals; and all salary, expenses, and other compensation paid to employees or contract personnel the Contractor hires to complete the work under this Agreement.


4. Term of Agreement

This agreement will become effective when signed by both parties and will terminate when either party provided the date a party terminates the Agreement as provided below.


5. Independent Contractor Status

Contractor is an independent contractor. Contractor shall be responsible for determining the location, method, details and means of performing the Services. Nothing in this Agreement creates any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or agency relationship. Contractor agrees not to represent or bind the Company to any third party that any of the aforementioned relationships exist. Any rights afforded to employees of the Company such as fringe benefits are not available to Contractor.


6. Business Licenses, Permits, and Certificates

Contractor represents and warrants that Contractor and Contractor's employees and contract personnel will comply with all federal, state, and local laws requiring drivers and other licenses, business permits, and certificates required to carry out the services to be performed under this Agreement. Contractor shall use his/her best efforts to perform Services in a satisfactory manner to the Company.


7. State and Federal Taxes

Company shall be under no obligation to withhold FICA (Social Security and Medicare taxes) from Contractor's payments or make FICA payments on Contractor's behalf, make state or federal unemployment compensation contributions on Contractor's behalf, or withhold state or federal income tax from Contractor's payments. Contractor shall pay all taxes incurred while performing services under this Agreement—including all applicable income taxes and, if Contractor is not a corporation, self-employment (Social Security) taxes. Upon demand, Contractor shall provide Company with proof that such payments have been made.


8. Insurance

Company shall not provide insurance coverage of any kind for Contractor or Contractor's employees or contract personnel but will list contractor as ADDITIONAL INSURED on their policy.  Contractor shall obtain the following insurance coverage and maintain it during the entire term of this Agreement: GENERAL LIABILITY.


9. Indemnification

Contractor shall indemnify and hold Company and its affiliates, employees and agents harmless from any loss, liability, damage or other expenses arising from performing services under this Agreement.


10. Limitation of Liability

Company shall not be liable for any consequential, indirect, exemplary, special, or incidental damages arising from or relating to the Agreement. Company’s liability will not exceed the aggregate amount of Fees owed by Company to Contractor for Services performed under the Agreement.

11. Terminating the Agreement

Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving 12 days' written notice to the other party of the intent to terminate.


12. Confidentiality

Contractor acknowledges that it will be necessary for Company to disclose certain confidential and proprietary information to Contractor in order for Contractor to perform duties under this Agreement. Contractor acknowledges that disclosure to a third party or misuse of this proprietary or confidential information would harm Company.


Contractor will not disclose or use, either during or after the term of this Agreement, any proprietary or confidential information of Company without Company's prior written permission except to the extent necessary to perform services on Company's behalf.

Proprietary or confidential information includes:


  • any materials regardless of form furnished by Company for Contractor to use

  • any information stamped “confidential,” “proprietary,” or with a similar legend, or any information that Company makes reasonable efforts to maintain secret

  • business or marketing plans or strategies, customer lists, operating procedures, trade secrets, design formulas, know-how and processes, computer programs and inventories, discoveries, and improvements of any kind, sales projections, and pricing information

  • information belonging to customers and suppliers of Company, and

  • other: _____________________.

Upon termination of Contractor's services to Company, or at Company's request, Contractor shall deliver to Company all materials in Contractor's possession relating to Company's business.


13. Proprietary Information

All work performed under this Agreement (“Work Product”), including without limitation all notes, reports, documentation, drawings, computer programs, inventions, creations, works, devices, models, work-in-progress and deliverables will be the sole property of the Company, and Contractor hereby assigns to the Company all right, title and interest therein, including but not limited to all audiovisual, literary, moral rights and other copyrights, patent rights, trade secret rights and other proprietary rights therein. Contractor retains no right to use the Work Product and agree not to challenge the validity of the Company’s ownership in the Work Product.


Contractor hereby assigns to the Company all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and videos or audio recordings made by the Company during Contractor’s work for them, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.


14. Miscellaneous


A. Exclusive Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the sole agreement between the parties and supersedes all oral negotiations and prior writings with respect to the Services. Any subsequent changes to the term of this Agreement may be amended or waived only with the written consent of the Company.

B.  Notices. All notices and other communications required or permitted under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed sufficient upon delivery, when delivered personally or by overnight or sent by email or fax, or forty-eight hours after being sent by mail as certified or registered with postage prepaid, addressed to the party to be notified at such party’s address or email as set forth on the signature page.

C. Choice of Law / Dispute Resolution. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas. The prevailing party in any proceeding to resolve a dispute pertaining to matters covered under this Agreement shall be entitled to receive reasonable fees by the opposing party.

 D. Severability. If one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, the remainder of the Agreement shall be unaffected. 

E.  Advice of Counsel. Each party acknowledges that each party has read this Agreement and fully understands the terms and provision herein. Both parties have been given the opportunity to seek legal counsel regarding this Agreement. This Agreement shall not be construed against any party by reason of the drafting or preparation hereof.

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