A Personal Labor Independent Contractor Agreement is a written agreement between an independent contractor performing personal labor and the company or individual who hires them to do the work.
The contractor often draws it up, but the client must agree to it before signing it. The agreement is legally binding and enforceable.
- Lays out the expectations for the business arrangement.
- Sets forth the rules related to confidentiality, work expectations, and compensation.
- Provides clear and binding language for all the agreement terms, making navigating and settling disputes easy.
- Establish the governing law for the work, even if the contractor works in multiple regions and jurisdictions.
What Is a Personal Labor Contractor?
Personal labor is a type of individual contract work involving labor jobs. An independent contractor brings their own equipment and may hire their own employees to help them complete the project. The employer does not control the contractor’s work methods, team, or equipment.
Personal labor covers various professions that generally involve daily physical labor, thus the title. You may also see similar jobs listed under the umbrella of “general labor work.”
Services Provided by Personal Labor Contractors
Services provided by personal labor contractors can vary. Some contractors offer several services, while some specialize. Services may include:
- Maintenance work
- Construction work
- Repair work
- Warehouse work
- Driving, such as operating a forklift
- Operating other heavy machinery
Salary and Hourly Rate
According to Zippia, the average labor worker makes about $14.46 per hour or $30,080 annually. The average starting salary for a labor professional is about $23,000. The highest labor salaries can be found in Washington and Oregon. However, salaries will vary depending on the type of labor done, experience, and the expenses of the labor professional.
If a labor professional is an independent contractor who provides their own equipment and their own team and has several years of reputable experience, their rate of pay may be on the higher end of labor pay rates. Clients may choose a cheaper labor contractor, but as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”
Use our free personal labor independent contractor template, downloadable in both PDF and Word formats.