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You cannot 1099 employees because 1099's are only for use by independent contractors. 1099'ing employees creates significant liability in itself.
I think it is smart to have an agreement in place where you have certain outlined terms and conditions. We cannot take cases for representation but if you go to sites like legal zoom or search online for templates for an independent contractor agreement that should work. I will tell you some of the issues you discussed would nto really be enforceable. You cannot ask them to waive any and all claims against you or your business because if you did direct harm to them for example, a court would rule that clause illegal. You can however create certain limitations to the type of damages they can recover. Again, there are lots of good templates online that would be a good basis to start.
Like I said, we cannot really do that. I can opt out and perhaps a California licensed attorney can do it for you. Would that be ok?
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