2019 - 2020

            Hampton Roads Basketball Officials Association (HRBOA)

              Sports Official Independent Contractor Agreement

  • I understand and agree I am an independent contractor and not an employee of HRBOA or any of its customers.
  • I affirm that I have voluntarily joined HRBOA in order to receive assignments to officiate sports contests contracted by HRBOA
  • I understand and agree that I am not entitled to any benefits such as health or dental coverage, unemployment insurances, paid vacation, short or long term disability, medical leave, pension plans or other such benefits that would be offered to a regularly employed person.
  • I understand and agree that for contest fees collected by HRBOA and subsequently paid to me, HRBOA will not deduct or withhold any taxes.
  • I understand and agree that HRBOA may deduct dues, fines and other assessments from any contest fees due to me.
  • I understand and agree that in my officiating capacity I will have knowledge of sensitive contractual information regarding HRBOA such as game fees, current leagues being worked, etc. I affirm that I will treat this information with strict confidence as it affects HRBOA’s ability to secure future contracts.
  • I understand and agree that I am responsible for officiating all contests assigned to me by the Commissioners in accordance with instructions from the Executive Board.
  • I understand and agree that my membership in HRBOA does not obligate the Commissioners to make any minimum number of assignments nor ensure that I will officiate any contest at a certain level.
  • I understand and agree that the Commissioners will assign me contest based on my availability and demonstrated ability to officiate various level of sporting contests.
  • I agree to hold harmless HRBOA, its Executive Board, Officers, Commissioners and customers from any and all liability for injuries caused to any person or property solely due to my negligent, intentional acts or omissions while completing an assignment for HRBOA.
  • I agree to hold harmless HRBOA, its Executive Board, Officers, Commissioners and customers from any and all liability for injuries suffered by me unless such injury or damage is caused solely by willful misconduct or gross negligence of HRBOA, its Executive Board, Officers, Commissioners and customers.
  • I understand, certify and agree as part of my duties and obligations to HRBOA, I shall:

              -  Cooperate with the Executive Board, Officers and Commissioners
           -  Always act in a professional manner
           -  Not attempt to obtain contracts or games for myself or another organization from an entity that has used HRBOA

              officials at any time during the current and previous two years
           -  Wear the uniform prescribed by the Commissioners
           -  Arrive at contest sites within the time frames prescribed by the Commissioners
           -  Provide the Commissioners as much notice as possible when canceling an assignment
           -  Assignments canceled less than 24 hours before game time should be for emergencies only such as family death,

               hospitalization, etc
           -  Not switch assignments without the knowledge and advance approval of the assigning Commissioner
           -  Accept all assignments made by Commissioners as soon as possible
           -  Confirm all assignments with all partners not later than one day prior to the contest
           -  Notify the Commissioner immediately after the end of a contest in which there is a controversial act, unsporting act,

               ejection, forfeit or a contest canceled for any reason
           -  Not publicly criticize any fellow official and report all concerns to the HRBOA President
           -  Attend all clinics and meetings scheduled by HRBOA and Virginia High School League
           -  Pay all dues, assessments and fines on or before the due date


This Sports Official Independent Contractor Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between HRBOA and me. There are no other promises or conditions of any other agreement, whether oral or written, unless they are attached specifically to this agreement. If any provision of this agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provision shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court of law finds any provision of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced under those limitations.

As required by § 22.1-296.1(C) of The Code of Virginia, individuals must certify to their local association that they have never been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child. This is an annual requirement and a condition of registration with VHSL.

Officials who can’t or won’t sign such a statement may not register with VHSL. Records must be maintained at the local association level. Local associations may have to provide documentation to schools under contract verifying that any official assigned to work games has a signed statement on file.


 
CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that I have not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and that I have not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude (lying or stealing).

I hereby agree, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to indemnify and hold harmless VHSL Events LLC, a Virginia limited liability company, Virginia High School League, Inc., a Virginia nonstock corporation, and the members, managers, officers and directors of such entities (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from, against and for any losses, costs, expenses, claims, demands, suits, judgments and all other liabilities (including attorney’s fees, expenses and court costs), to which the Indemnified Parties may be subject as a result of any false statement contained in this Certification.

 

Completion of the below Digital Form constitutes certified submission and agreement by the submitor  taking the place of actual signature.