A freelance contract is used for independent contractors and doesn't include benefits, health insurance, a salary, sick days, pensions or vacation days. A standard employee contract is for a worker that is officially hired by the company. The business pays employment taxes for this type of worker, while independent contractors pay their own employment taxes. An employee contract may include a job description and the scope of a person's duties at the company. A freelance contract may also allow a freelancer to use their own materials, equipment, employees and other resources to complete a project.