Thank you jaffe and jdog for your help with this.
Certainly, you will also need the boilerplate that goes into a general employment contract besides what you personally want to include.
Does this apply even though the people I hire will be independent contractors and not employees?
Please don't use legal zoom. Spend a few bucks more and have a lawyer that cares about his client write a contract that fits your needs exactly. At the same time, they will probably suggest other legal needs you have.
My dad's a lawyer although he doesn't have any internet experience. What do you think of downloading Legal Zoom's contracts and having my dad go over them, edit them, add to them, and put them together in a lawyerly way? Should that work?
programmer will deliver services him/herself
What am I exposed to by not including this?
programmer will use own equipment
Is this so he/she doesn't expect to use my equipment?
programmer will not work for client before certain period after end of engagement
I'm not sure what this means, could you elaborate just a bit?