We share our tips to help you hire a contractor for your startup.
Your contractor agreement should clearly set out the work terms and cover:
The work conditions for a contractor are different to those of an employee.
In a nutshell, contractor's have more say about how work is performed compared to employees.
For a full list of all the key differences between employees and contractors, you can read our article: choosing between employees and contractors here.
Sham contracting means to hire someone and classify them as a contractor when they should really be classified as an employee.
Some employers engage in sham contracting to avoid paying employee entitlements.There are expensive penalties for sham contracting and if you are unsure about whether you have incorrectly classified a worker you should get legal advice quickly.
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