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Whether you hire Salaried Employees, Independent Contractors or short-term Consultants, you should draw up an Employment Agreement Form. Also, it's a great idea to have your employees sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect your confidential information. 

An Employment Agreement or contract with a salaried employee should include the following:

  • General job description and duties
  • Starting salary
  • Pay periods and dates
  • Confidentiality provisions
  • Non-compete clause, if applicable
  • Probationary periods

For Independent Contractors and Consultants, the agreement should include:

  • Terms (length) of agreement
  • Fees for services
  • Time the project or steps of the project should be completed
  • Confidentiality provisions
  • Non-compete clause, if applicable
  • Consequences for breach of contract

At, you will find Employment Agreement legal forms, which include all the above and many more details. You can also find out what other forms you may need for your business by taking the free Business Legal Check Up.

This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.

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