CONTRACT FOR SERVICES
This Agreement made this
, between ATS Documents
Service, Inc. ("ATS"), having its principal place of
business at 600 E. Ocean Blvd., Unit 1101, Long Beach, CA 90802, and the applicant
("Notary"), having a principal place of business as specified in the
Independent Notary Status. It is the express intention of the parties that
Notary is an independent Notary and not an employee, agent, joint venturer or
partner of ATS. Nothing in this agreement shall be interpreted or construed as
creating or establishing the relationship of employer and employee between ATS
and Notary or any employee or agent of Notary. Both parties acknowledge that
Notary is not an employee for state or federal tax purposes. Notary shall
retain the right to perform services for others during the term of this
Services to be Performed by Notary. Notary agrees to perform notary services as
an independent contractor for a fee to be agreed upon by the parties. Notary
shall have the sole right to decline or accept an assignment.
Method of Performing Services. Notary will determine the method, details, and
means of performing the above-described services. ATS shall have no right to,
and shall not, control the manner or determine the method of accomplishing
Notary's services except as to deadlines and specific instructions of ATS's
Expenses. Notary shall be responsible for all costs and expenses incident to
the performance of services for ATS, including but not limited to, all costs of
supplies provided by Notary, all fees, fines, licenses, bonds or taxes required
of or imposed against Notary and all other of Notary's costs of doing business.
ATS shall be responsible for no expenses incurred by Notary in performing
services for ATS.
Worker's Compensation Insurance. Notary agrees to provide worker's compensation
insurance for Notary's employees and agents and agrees to hold harmless and
indemnify ATS for any and all claims arising out of any injury, disability, or
death of any of Notary's employees or agents.
Indemnification of Liability. Notary shall indemnify and hold ATS harmless
against any and all liability imposed or claimed, including attorney's fees and
other legal expenses, arising directly or indirectly from any act or failure of
Notary or Notary's assistants, employees or agents, including all claims
relating to the injury or death of any person or damage to any property.
Taxes. Notary is responsible for paying all required state and federal taxes
and, in particular, ATS will not withhold FICA (Social Security) from Notary's
payments, ATS will not make state or federal or unemployment insurance
contributions on Notary's behalf; ATS will not withhold state or federal income
tax from payment to Notary; ATS will not make disability insurance
contributions on behalf of Notary; and ATS will not obtain worker's
compensation insurance on behalf of Notary.
Governing Law. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of California.
10:58:57 PM Pacific Standard Time
, on the date and year first
ATS Document Service, Inc.