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What is a Human Resources Contract?

Human Resources Contracts normally are made to lay out the agreed-upon terms for HR or personnel support that will be delivered. As a result of this agreement with each other, all signers will be more likely to hold the same expectations. When you build your Human Resources Contract on Rocket Lawyer, you have the option to activate Document Defense®, which enables an attorney to help you get paid or enforce your rights.

When to use a Human Resources Contract:

  • You're providing human resources services for a company as an independent contractor.
  • You're hiring an independent contractor to provide human resources services to your company.

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Human Resources Contract



This Human Resources Contract (this "Contract") is made effective as of , by and between , of , , , and , of , , .


In consideration of the mutual promises set forth below, the parties agree as follows:


DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , will provide human resource services as described here and that includes the recruitment, securing and delivering candidates suitable to the Company, other human resource services as reasonably requested by the Company and agreed to by the Service Provider and the following services (collectively, the "Services"): .


A general recruitment process involves identifying vacancies, preparing job description and person specification, advertising, managing the response, short-listing, arranging interviews, conducting interviews, decision making, conveying the decision and appointment action.


MUTUAL OBLIGATIONS. Both Service Provider and the Company agree that they will take all steps necessary and reasonably required, at their own expertise to:


  a. designate key individuals to perform its obligations herein;

  b. conduct periodic meetings of key individuals and others as required;

  c. fully cooperate with all reasonable requests for assistance from each other, and

  d. take such further steps and execute documents found reasonably necessary.


In addition all efforts will be taken by the parties in resolving any problems arising in the Services.


SERVICE PROVIDER'S FEE. In consideration of the services to be performed by the Service Provider, the Company agrees to compensate the Service Provider for the services rendered as follows:

Service Provider's fees for the services specified in Paragraph 1, above, and for any additional services, will be charged at Service Provider's standard rate of per hour.


Any additional services not specified in Paragraph 1, above, will be charged to Company on an hourly rate basis at Service Provider's standard hourly rate of per hour.




RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. It is understood by the parties that is an independent contractor with respect to , and not an employee of . will not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance benefits, paid vacation, or any other employee benefit, for the benefit of .


Upon termination of this Contract, will return to all records, notes, documentation and other items that were used, created, or controlled by during the term of this Contract.

UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. If it appears that Service provider has disclosed (or has threatened to disclose) Information in violation of this Contract, Company shall be entitled to an injunction to restrain Service provider from disclosing, in whole or in part, such Information, or from providing any services to any party to whom such Information has been disclosed or may be disclosed. Company shall not be prohibited by this provision from pursuing other remedies, including a claim for losses and damages.


EMPLOYEES. Service provider's employees, if any, who perform services for the Company under this Contract shall also be bound by the provisions of this Contract. At the request of the Company, Service provider shall provide adequate evidence that such persons are Service provider's employees.


ASSIGNMENT. Service Provider's obligations under this Contract may not be assigned or transferred to any other person, firm, or corporation without the prior written consent of the Company.


ENTIRE CONTRACT. This Contract contains the entire contract of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other contract whether oral or written.


SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Contract shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.


AMENDMENT. This Contract may be modified or amended if the amendment is made in writing and is signed by both parties.


WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.


NOTICES. All notices required or permitted under this Contract shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered when delivered in person or deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the parties in the addresses given in the beginning of the contract.


APPLICABLE LAW. This Contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of .


SIGNATURES. This Contract shall be signed by on behalf of and by on behalf of .








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Human Resources Contract FAQs

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  • What happens if I don't write HR Contracts?

    Regardless of whether your business is new or many years old, it is always important to keep track of your work with a contract. Making a Human Resources Contract could be good for you because of this list of benefits:

    • Roles and responsibilities are understood by both parties
    • There are no surprises about how long the engagement will last
    • Both parties know when payments are due

    Ultimately, if you decide against making this document, you may not receive any of the associated protections.

  • What do I need to include in my Human Resources Contract?

    Specifics that you might want to include are:

    • The client's full name and address
    • How much you will charge
    • Whether the work will be ongoing or if it will last for a predetermined period of time
    • What HR tasks you will be performing once hired (payroll, insurance, benefits, etc.)

    As you probably expect for an agreement like this one, your HR Contract will also include the typical legalese with regard to the independent work relationship between the parties, confidentiality, liability for losses, and lastly, dispute resolution. As you make your agreement, you also will have the ability to designate the jurisdiction under which it will be governed. Further personalization is permitted, as well.

  • How much does it traditionally cost for an attorney to make HR contract templates for me?

    The great news is you will not have to pay a traditional lawyer to get your agreement in writing. With the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, any HR manager is able to make a free Human Resources Contract today. Your agreement is assembled step by step, as you provide more information. Simply click the button that says "Make document" to start.

    If you have any particular concerns or questions before getting started, connect with a lawyer . You might also like to check out our entire repository of legal documents for business owners .

  • Are there any additional steps that I will need to take after I draft my contract for HR services?

    Upon completing your document using Rocket Lawyer, you'll be able to retrieve it anytime and anywhere. You also may take any or all of these actions related to your contract: editing, signing it electronically using RocketSign®, downloading it, or printing it out. Your Human Resources Contract will come with its own checklist of tips on what you can do next. As a best practice, you should provide a final copy of the signed contract to the client.

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