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Contracting with Independent Contractors
It is a myth that all contracts need to be in writing to be legally binding. Although this is true for some types of agreements (eg —assignment of copyright), verbal contracts and simple letters of agreement can be legally binding.
However, a written contract will give you greater peace of mind about the possibility of future misunderstandings. It is strongly recommended that you have a written contract for any undertaking where you are exchanging money (or an equivalent) for a product or service.
Effective contracts with independent contractors enable you to get the full benefit of this relationship while protecting your organization from potential problems.
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