The Oregon independent contractor agreement establishes a temporary working relationship between an independent contractor and their client. This type of arrangement is not a partnership or employer-employee relationship but one that exists only for the time it takes the contractor to complete the services requested by the client. These services are detailed in the agreement and are performed in exchange for compensation, the amount of which is also outlined in the agreement. In addition to services/compensation provisions, an independent contractor agreement contains terms and conditions related to the contractor’s status, licensing, taxes, insurance, workers’ and unemployment compensation, as well as other elements that help define this specific type of business arrangement. Once signed, the agreement cannot be terminated unless both parties comply.

Laws§ 670-600