INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT

This Agreement is entered into as of the [        ] day of [                ], 200[  ], between Make-Up USA (“the Company”) and _______________________________________ (“the Contractor”).

1.       Independent Contractor.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company hereby engages the Contractor as an independent contractor to perform the services set forth herein, and the Contractor hereby accepts such engagement.

2.       Duties, Term, and Compensation.  The Contractor’s duties, term of engagement, compensation and provisions for payment thereof shall be as set forth by the Company for the Contractor and which is attached as Exhibit A, which may be amended in writing from time to time, or supplemented with subsequent estimates for services to be rendered by the Contractor and agreed to by the Company, and which collectively are hereby incorporated by reference.

3.       Expenses.  During the term of this Agreement, the Contractor shall be responsible for all out-of-pocket expenses which are incurred in connection with the performance of the duties hereunder.

4.       Confidentiality. The Contractor acknowledges that during the engagement [he or she] will have access to and become acquainted with various trade secrets, inventions, innovations, processes, information, records and specifications owned or licensed by the Company and/or used by the Company in connection with the operation of its business including, without limitation, the Company’s business and product processes, methods, customer lists, accounts and procedures.  The Contractor agrees that [he or she] will not disclose any of the aforesaid, directly or indirectly, or use any of them in any manner, either during the term of this Agreement or at any time thereafter, except as required in the course of this engagement with the Company.  All files, records, documents, blueprints, specifications, information, letters, notes, media lists, original artwork/creative, notebooks, and similar items relating to the business of the Company, whether prepared by the Contractor  or otherwise coming into [his or her] possession, shall remain the exclusive property of the Company.  The Contractor shall not retain any copies of the foregoing without the Company’s prior written permission.  Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, or whenever requested by the Company, the Contractor shall immediately deliver to the Company all such files, records, documents, specifications, information, and other items in [his or her] possession or under [his or her] control.  The Contractor further agrees that [he or she] will not disclose the terms of this Agreement to any person without the prior written consent of the Company and shall at all times preserve the confidential nature of [his or her] relationship to the Company and of the services hereunder.

5.       Conduct.  The Company and the Contractor each agree to conduct their business and regulate their habits and working hours so as to maintain and to increase the goodwill, business profits and reputation of the Company and the Contractor.

6.       Conflicts of Interest; Non-hire Provision.  The Contractor represents that [he or she] is free to enter into this Agreement, and that this engagement does not violate the terms of any agreement between the Contractor and any third party.  Further, the Contractor, in rendering [his or her] duties shall not utilize any invention, discovery, development, improvement, innovation, or trade secret in which [he or she] does not have a proprietary interest.  During the term of this agreement, the Contractor shall devote as much of [his or her] productive time, energy and abilities to the performance of [his or her] duties hereunder as is necessary to perform the required duties in a timely and productive manner.  The Contractor is expressly free to perform services for other parties while performing services for the Company.  For a period of six months following any termination, the Contractor shall not, directly or indirectly hire, solicit, or encourage to leave the Company’s employment, any employee, consultant, or contractor of the Company or hire any such employee, consultant, or contractor who has left the Company’s employment or contractual engagement within one year of such employment or engagement.

7.       Right to Injunction.  The parties hereto acknowledge that the services to be rendered by the Contractor under this Agreement and the rights and privileges granted to the Company under the Agreement are of a special, unique, unusual, and extraordinary character which gives them a peculiar value, the loss of which cannot be reasonably or adequately compensated by damages in any action at law, and the breach by the Contractor of any of the provisions of this Agreement will cause the Company irreparable injury and damage.  The Contractor expressly agrees that the Company shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief in the event of, or to prevent, a breach of any provision of this Agreement by the Contractor.  Resort to such equitable relief, however, shall not be construed to be a waiver of any other rights or remedies that the Company may have for damages or otherwise.  The various rights and remedies of the Company under this Agreement or otherwise shall be construed to be cumulative, and no one of the them shall be exclusive of any other or of any right or remedy allowed by law.

8.       Merger.  This Agreement shall not be terminated by the merger or consolidation of the Company into or with any other entity.

9.       Termination.  The Company may terminate this Agreement at any time by 10 working days’ written notice to the Contractor.  In addition, if the Contractor is convicted of any crime or offense, fails or refuses to comply with the written policies or reasonable directive of the Company, is guilty of serious misconduct in connection with performance hereunder, or materially breaches provisions of this Agreement, the Company at any time may terminate the engagement of the Contractor immediately and without prior written notice to the Contractor.

10.   Independent Contractor.  This Agreement shall not render the Contractor an employee, partner, agent of, or joint venturer with the Company for any purpose.  The Contractor is and will remain an independent contractor in [his or her] relationship to the Company.  The Company shall not be responsible for withholding taxes with respect to the Contractor’s compensation hereunder.  The Company is directed to not withhold from the Contractor Income Tax, Social Security, Unemployment Tax or other taxes. The Contractor shall have no claim against the Company hereunder or otherwise for vacation pay, sick leave, retirement benefits, social security, worker’s compensation, health or disability benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, or employee benefits of any kind.

11.   Insurance.  The Contractor will carry liability insurance (including malpractice insurance, if warranted) relative to any service that [he or she] performs for the Company.

12.   Successors and Assigns.  All of the provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, if any, successors, and assigns.

13.   Choice of Law.  The laws of the state of Michigan shall govern the validity of this Agreement, the construction of its terms and the interpretation of the rights and duties of the parties hereto.

14.   Arbitration. Any controversies arising out of the terms of this Agreement or its interpretation shall be settled in Michigan in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and the judgment upon award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

15.   Nondiscrimination. All parties to this Agreement hereby agree to abide by the requirements of any and all State and Federal civil rights and fair housing laws.

16.   Headings.  Section headings are not to be considered a part of this Agreement and are not intended to be a full and accurate description of the contents hereof.

17.   Waiver.  Waiver by one party hereto of breach of any provision of this Agreement  by the other shall not operate or be construed as a continuing waiver.

18.   Assignment.  The Contractor shall not assign any of [his or her] rights under this Agreement, or delegate the performance of any of [his or her] duties hereunder, without the prior written consent of the Company.

19.   Notices.  Any and all notices, demands, or other communications required or desired to be given hereunder by any party shall be in writing and shall be validly given or made to another party if personally served, or if deposited  in the United States mail, certified or registered, postage prepaid, return receipt requested.  If such notice or demand is served personally, notice shall be deemed constructively made at the time of such personal service.  If such notice, demand or other communication is given by mail, such notice shall be conclusively deemed given five days after deposit thereof in the United States mail addressed to the party to whom such notice, demand or other communication is to be given as follows:

If to the Contractor:     

Name:             __________________________________

Street Address:__________________________________

City, State, Zip:__________________________________

Telephone:            __________________________________

Email:              __________________________________

FAX:                __________________________________

Pager:             __________________________________

If to the Company:      

Make-Up USA
4841 Milett Road
Fowlerville, MI 48836
Toll Free:
Direct:
Fax: 1-517-545-7662
Info@Make-UpUSA.com

Any party hereto may change its address for purposes of this paragraph by written notice given in the manner provided above.

20.   Modification or Amendment.  No amendment, change or modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing signed by the parties hereto.

21.   Entire Understanding.  This document and any exhibit attached constitute the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and any and all prior agreements, understandings, and representations are hereby terminated and canceled in their entirety and are of no further force and effect.

22.   Unenforceability of Provisions.  If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first written above.  The parties hereto agree that facsimile signatures shall be as effective as if originals.

Make-Up USA

By:_______________________ 

Its:  Sales Director

Independent Contractor

By:_______________________ 

 

Exhibit A

DUTIES, TERM, AND COMPENSATION

DUTIES:

 

The Contractor will (A) Sell cosmetics and skin care products retail to customers by catalog, home parties, and through the Internet, or (B) Sell cosmetics and skin care products wholesale to salons, boutiques, retail stores, and specialty shops. He or She will report directly to assigned sales director and to any other party designated by sales director in connection with the performance of the duties under this Agreement and shall fulfill any other duties reasonably requested by the Company and agreed to by the Contractor.

TERM:

This engagement shall commence upon execution of this Agreement and shall continue in full force and effect for one (1) year and will automatically renew for successive one (1) year periods, unless terminated earlier by operation of and in accordance with this Agreement.

 

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR      MAKE-UP USA


Signature:  _________________________________

Name: ____________________________________

Address: ___________________________________

__________________________________________

Email______________________________________

Telephone__________________________________

Fax_______________________________________

Date:______________________________________

SS# or Tax ID#: _____________________________

State Resale Tax No.__________________________


Signature:  _________________________

Name:  ____________________________

Title: ______________________________

Date: _________________________  

 

 

 

 

 

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