INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RIGHTS. Because of its status as an independent contractor, CONTRACTOR shall have absolutely no right to employment rights and benefits available to Fresno COG employees. CONTRACTOR shall be solely liable and responsible for providing to, or on behalf of, its employees all legally required employee benefits. In addition, CONTRACTOR shall be solely responsible and save Fresno COG harmless from all matters relating to payment of CONTRACTOR’S employees, including compliance with Social Security, withholding, and all other regulations governing such matters. It is acknowledged that during the term of this Agreement, CONTRACTOR may be providing services to others unrelated to Fresno COG or to this Contract.