I met someone at a networking event. The other day he called me up and offered me a job. I accepted it. Prior to this we had a brief in person meeting regarding the job. To my understanding, he works as a contractor and his client approved hiring me to help with his tasks. He said he wanted to hire me as a fixed term employee (with possibility of renewal) instead of a sub/contractor.
My gut feeling is I trust this person. However I still would like a simple written agreement. I might be jumping the gun in that he may have paper work for me to fill out the first day, but I'm asking this question preemptively in case he never brings up any sort of contracts. How would I even bring up the subject? Given COVID19 we will meet once in person but after that the work will be remote.
Things I would like in writing are pay rate, work hours and employment duration (all of these things have already been agreed to verbally). I would also like in writing who will be paying me and how often.
How do I get my employment terms in writing without coming across as distrusting? I get the sense he wants to keep the arrangement informal (without lots of paperwork), which is something I usually like. But there needs to be something in writing, especially if this is working from home.
PS I know there is https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com but given what I've seen I'm not comfortable asking there.
Update: we are now drafting a contract. Thanks for all the great answers!