2021-22 Northeast Ohio Officiating Independent Contractor Agreement

This agreement is made and entered into by and between the Northeast Ohio Officiating, LLC, an Ohio limited liability corporation (“NEO”) and as an individual official (“OFFICIAL”). In consideration of the mutual promises, set forth below, the parties agree to:

  1. Description of Work: The service to be performed by the OFFICIAL shall be providing officiating to any league/tournament/sanctioning body (“CLIENT”). Such services shall be provided in accordance with the rules and guidelines established by the NEO and the CLIENT.
  2. Payment for Services: The CLIENT(s) to which the OFFICIAL is assigned shall pay the NEO the established game fees as contracted between the NEO and the CLIENT. The NEO will deliver the amount earned, less any fee and/or fine per NEO policy and procedures. The NEO will not withhold any amount for taxes -- income, FICA, Medicare, unemployment, worker's compensation, etc. The OFFICIAL has the sole responsibility to report amounts received, and pay all taxes, fees, and other charges as may be required by the Federal, State, and/or Local governments. Other individual OFFICIAL expenses incurred to operate said services shall be the sole responsibility of the OFFICIAL.
  3. Relationships of the Parties: The OFFICIAL is an independent contractor and is not, and shall not be deemed to be, an employee, agent, or servant of the NEO. The NEO shall not provide any benefits to the OFFICIAL, including but not limited to, worker's compensation insurance or unemployment insurance. The OFFICIAL shall be solely and entirely responsible for his/her actions during the performance of this agreement. The OFFICIAL agrees to comply with all Federal, State, and Municipal laws, rules, and regulations that are now or may be in the future applicable to the OFFICIAL, as well as, adhere to the policies and procedures established by the NEO and its overseeing and/or governing organization.
  4. Communicable Disease: The OFFICIAL aware there are risks to him/her of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from an outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof.
  5. Morals Clause: The OFFICIAL shall not commit any act or do anything which might reasonably be considered: (i) to be immoral, deceptive, scandalous or obscene; or (ii) to injure, tarnish, damage or otherwise negatively affect the reputation and goodwill associated with the NEO or the CLIENT.
  6. Liability for Loss: The NEO, assigner, officer, or any other representatives shall not be responsible or held liable for injury or damage to persons or property resulting from the rendering of services by the OFFICIAL.
  7. Insurance and Indemnification: The services rendered shall be performed entirely at the OFFICIAL's risk, and the OFFICIAL shall assume all responsibility for the condition of his/her equipment, vehicle, or tools used in performance of services. The OFFICIAL will carry, for the duration of this agreement, medical, work accident insurance, and/or necessary automobile insurance, for any vehicle used by the OFFICIAL in driving to any assignment and/or meeting, as required by applicable state law. The OFFICIAL, for him/her and on behalf of his/her heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS the NEO their officers, assigners, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  8. Personal Information: The OFFICIAL agrees to maintain accurate personal information through the NEO website(s). The NEO shall not sell, trade, or otherwise disclose any personal, identifiable information in any manner that is not in conformity with applicable State or Federal statutes.
  9. Licensure and Concussion Certification: The OFFICIAL agrees their officiating license is in good standing with all applicable states and/or sanctioning bodies, at his/her sole expense. The OFFICIAL will notify the NEO immediately upon non-renewal, suspension, or revocation of their license(s). The OFFICIAL agrees their concussion certification through either National Federation of State High School Associations or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in good standing. All licensure expenses incurred shall be the sole responsibility of the OFFICIAL.
  10. Term of Agreement: During the term of these agreements, either the NEO or the OFFICIAL may terminate them, without cause, upon seven (7) days written notice to the other party. The term of this agreement is from November 1, 2021 and terminates August 31, 2022. The effective date of this agreement occurs when both NEO and the OFFICIAL have completed, signed, and dated this form. It is understood that the services provided by the OFFICIAL shall be completed by August 31, 2022. However, the covenant herein shall survive said termination.

I have read this independent contractor agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.

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