January 15, 2024

This INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made and entered
into as of [insert date], by and between XXX LLC (the “LIPS”),
with its principal place of business located at [Insert address], and [Insert name of
independent contractor] (“Independent Contractor”), an independent contractor whose
principal place of business located at [insert address].
WHEREAS LIPS is engaged in the business of Pet Sitting Service and has made reputation
and goodwill in the market because of its excellent services in its quality, time management,
good relations with the clients; and
WHEREAS the Independent Contractor is [insert details] who shall be contracted to perform
certain duties and responsibilities on behalf of the LIPS; and
WHEREAS the LIPS desires to engage the services of Independent Contractor and the
Independent Contractor has agreed to perform the services as provided in this agreement
for LIPS. The Parties have agreed that the provision of content shall be made on the terms
and conditions of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises and the mutual promises,
covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth, LIPS and Independent Contractor agree as
1. Engagement. The LIPS hereby engages the services of Independent Contractor, the
1.1 Independent Contractor agrees to provide the following services to the LIPS;
a. [insert a description of the services]
b. Independent contractor shall additionally render such other and unrelated
services and duties as may be assigned to him from time to time by employer.

2. Term and Termination.
2.1 Term. The term of this Agreement shall be for a [Insert period] commencing on the
[insert date] through [insert date] (the “Term”), unless earlier terminated as provided
herein, or unless extended by mutual agreement expressed in writing signed by both
parties prior to the expiration of the Term.
2.2 Termination. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary:
2.2.1 The agreement may be terminated by either party at any time without
advance notice, upon a material breach by the other party of any of its or his
obligations hereunder; and
2.2.2 The Term may be terminated without cause by either party upon thirty
(30) days written notice to the other.

3. Fees and Expenses; Services.
3.1 Fees. LIPS shall pay Independent Contractor and Independent Contractor agrees to
accept from LIPS, in full payment for Contractor’s services hereunder, compensation
at the rate of [insert amount per month/day/hour]
3.2 Business Expenses. LIPS shall reimburse Independent Contractor for all
reasonable, out-of-pocket business expenses actually incurred by Independent
Contractor during the Term in performing the Services; provided, that
(i) any such expense is pre-approved by the LIPS
(ii) Independent Contractor submits to LIPS appropriate supporting
documentation for all such expenses in accordance with LIPS’s policies and
Any losses incurred by the independent contractor in the course of conducting
business shall be met by the independent contractor.

3.3 Supplies and Equipment. Except to the extent that the LIPS may determine it to be
more convenient for Independent Contractor to use equipment and supplies already
owned by the LIPS at site(s) where Independent Contractor is performing services,
Independent Contractor shall be responsible for furnishing, at his expense, all
equipment and supplies necessary for the provision of his or his services hereunder.
4. Additional Requirements for Services to Be Performed.
4.1 Best Efforts. Independent Contractor agrees to use his best efforts in providing
services under the terms of this Agreement.
4.2 No Subcontracting. Independent Contractor is being engaged to perform personal
services within his asserted areas of professional expertise, and shall not delegate
or subcontract any portion of the services to be performed hereunder.
5. Independent Contractor & LIPS Relationship.
5.1 No Employment Relationship. The LIPS and Independent Contractor each expressly
agree and understand that they are creating an Independent Contractor relationship,
and that Independent Contractor shall not be considered an employee of the LIPS
for any purpose. Independent Contractor is not entitled to receive or participate in
any medical, retirement, vacation, paid or unpaid leave, or other benefits provided
by the LIPS to its employees. Independent Contractor is exclusively responsible for
all Social Security, self-employment, and income taxes, disability insurance,
workers’ compensation insurance, any other statutory benefits otherwise required to
be provided to employees, and all fees and licenses, if any, required for the
performance of the services hereunder.
5.2 Non-exclusivity of Services Other Than to Competitors. This Agreement shall not
restrict Independent Contractor from performing services for other clients or
businesses; provided, however, that during the Term of this Agreement,
Independent Contractor shall not apply, bid, or contract for; or undertake any
employment, Independent Contractor work, or consulting work with, any competitor
of LIPS. The determination of which businesses constitute “competitors” of LIPS
shall be solely within the exclusive discretion of the LIPS.
6. Work for Hire.
Independent Contractor understands and agrees that (i) to the extent permitted by law,
applicable portions of the Work assigned to the Independent Contractor shall be deemed a
“work made for hire”, and that LIPS shall be deemed the exclusive owner of all rights, title
and interest in and to such Work in any and all media, languages, territories and jurisdictions
throughout the world, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, any and
all works of authorship, copyrights and copyright registrations.
7. Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Conduct.
7.1 Performance of Services for Competitors. Independent Contractor will notify LIPS
immediately if, during the Term, he engages, or proposes to engage, in the
performance of services for any competitor of LIPS, or any vendor to or customer of
the LIPS. If Independent Contractor performs services, whether as an employee or
an Independent Contractor, for a competitor of LIPS during the Term of this
Agreement, LIPS may terminate this Agreement immediately and without further
obligation. Additionally, to avoid the appearance or existence of a conflict of interest,
during the Term, Independent Contractor must fully disclose in advance to LIPS the
terms of any proposed or actual services for a vendor or customer of LIPS, and
LIPS shall have the right in its sole discretion to disapprove the transaction on
conflict of interest grounds, or alternatively to terminate this Agreement immediately
and without further obligation to Independent Contractor.
7.2 Compliance with Applicable Laws. Independent Contractor, in his performance
under this Agreement, shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws
and regulations.
7.3 Solicitation of LIPS Personnel. Independent Contractor agrees to refrain from any
solicitation or recruitment (directly or indirectly) of any of LIPS’s employees during

the term of this Agreement and for a period after the expiration or termination of this
Agreement equal in duration to the duration of this Agreement. General solicitation,
not directed at LIPS’s employees, will not constitute a violation of this Section.
7.4 Conditions Imposed by LIPS’s Customers or Vendors. LIPS’s customers or vendors
may from time to time impose restrictions or conditions, including conditions of
confidentiality, on LIPS and personnel working with the LIPS. Independent
Contractor agrees that such terms and conditions, of which he has been notified in
writing, form an integral part of this Agreement, and Independent Contractor
covenants and agrees to accept and comply with such additional terms and
8. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure.
8.1 Confidential Information Defined. As used herein, the term “Confidential Information”
shall mean and include, without limitation, any and all trade secrets, secret
processes, marketing data, marketing plans, marketing strategies, Client names and
addresses, prospective Client lists, data concerning LIPS’s products and methods,
computer software, files and documents, and any other information of a similar
nature disclosed to Independent Contractor or otherwise made known to him as a
consequence of or through his relationship with the LIPS.
8.2 Confidential Information Belongs to LIPS. All notes, data reference materials,
memoranda, documentation and records in any way incorporating or reflecting any
of the Confidential Information shall belong exclusively to LIPS, and Independent
Contractor agrees to return the originals and all copies of such materials in his
possession, custody or control to the LIPS upon request or upon termination or
expiration of the Term of this Agreement.
8.3 Confidentiality Obligation. Independent Contractor agrees during the Term of this
Agreement and thereafter to hold in confidence and not to directly or indirectly
reveal, report, publish, disclose or transfer any of the Confidential Information to any
other person or entity, or utilize any of the Confidential Information for any purpose,
except in the course of services performed under this Agreement.
8.4 Injunctive Relief in Event of Breach. Because of the unique nature of the
Confidential Information, the undersigned understands and agrees that LIPS will
suffer irreparable harm in the event that Independent Contractor fails to comply with
any of his obligations under this Section 8, and that monetary damages will be
inadequate to compensate LIPS for such breach. Accordingly, Independent
Contractor agrees that LIPS will, in addition to any other remedies available to it at
law or in equity, be entitled to injunctive relief to enforce the terms of this Section 8.
9. Representations and Warranties.
Independent Contractor hereby represents and warrants that, as of the date hereof and
continuing throughout the term of this Agreement, he is not and will not be in any way
restricted or prohibited, contractually or otherwise, from entering into this Agreement or
performing the services contemplated hereunder.
10. Dispute Resolution
All or any disputes arising out or touching upon or in relation to the terms and conditions of
this Agreement, including the interpretation and validity of the terms thereof and the
respective rights and obligations of the Parties, shall be settled amicably by mutual
discussion, failing which the same shall be settled through Mediation.
11. Miscellaneous.
11.1 Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the
parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces any
oral or written agreements heretofore entered into between the parties. This
Agreement cannot be modified, or any performance or condition waived, in whole or
in part, except by a writing signed by the party against whom enforcement of the
modification or waiver is sought. The waiver of any breach of any term or condition

of this Agreement shall not be deemed to constitute the waiver of any other breach
of the same or any other term or condition.
11.2 Interpretation, Severability and Reformation. Whenever possible, each provision of
this Agreement shall be interpreted in such a manner as to be valid and effective
under applicable law. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for
any reason unenforceable, it shall be deemed separable from, and shall in no way
affect the validity or enforceability of, the remaining provisions of this Agreement,
and the rights and obligations of the parties shall be enforced to the fullest extent
11.3 Survival. To the extent consistent with this Agreement, all representations,
warranties and post-termination obligations contained in this Agreement shall
survive the expiration of the Term, or the termination, of this Agreement.
11.4 Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of
LIPS and to any of its successors. This Agreement is not assignable by Independent
Contractor, but shall be binding upon and, to the extent provided for in this
Agreement, inure to the benefit of Independent Contractor’s heirs, executors,
administrators and legal representatives.
11.5 Execution in Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall
constitute one and the same instrument.
11.6 Governing Law. The validity and effect of this Agreement shall be governed by and
construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of [Insert state] without
reference to conflicts of laws principles.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Independent Contractor
Agreement as of the date first above written.
[insert name of your LIPS]
[insert representative’s name]
[insert name of Independent Contractor]

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