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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Ghana

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Ghana

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Hey, we’re Thera: The platform built for hiring and paying contractors, all over the world. We’ve got locally-compliant contracts in more than 150 countries—written to comply with local contracting laws in places like Ghana.

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Ghana

You may have questions. We’re here to answer them. Below, you’ll learn all the extra stuff you should probably know before putting together an independent contractor agreement for Ghana.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Ghana?

Securing a legally compliant, written agreement should be a top priority for companies looking to hire contractors. They help keep companies and contractors on the same page as their partnership unfolds, and provide legal protection for both parties in the event of a dispute. 

In Ghana, independent contractor arrangements are not covered by labor and employment laws, but by civil and commercial laws. This makes having a written contract with a worker a necessity, because neither of you is entitled to the same minimum standards that employees and employers are entitled to. In these cases, a written contract is the best way to make sure you and the contractor are held accountable for the terms you agreed to at the beginning of your partnership. 

Independent contractor agreements are particularly helpful to the hiring company, as they help prevent misclassification hiccups. For an independent contractor to be properly classified in Ghana, they must have sole discretion over the method in which they complete their work and not be fully integrated into your company. Having a compliant written agreement provides a record of the nature of your partnership, helping to prevent misclassification issues in the future. 

Take it from us, you want to have a written independent contractor agreement. The extra effort at the beginning is worth it to prevent conflict between your company and a contractor down the road.

What do contractor agreements in Ghana typically need to have?

Every contractor agreement in Ghana (and, the rest of the world) can be broken up into two parts:

  • Contract-specific variables: This includes things like scope of work, rate, and deadline. They’re the project-specific variables that you’ll include with each contract, and are totally dependent on what type of work you’re hiring a contractor to do.
  • Everything else: Besides things like scope and deadline, every independent contractor agreement in Ghana should follow a similar structure. If you want to grab your own contract with a compliant structure for Ghana, sign up to Thera
What makes contractors different from employees in Ghana?

Employees work for a specific company, typically exclusively, which entitles them to certain benefits and makes the hiring process more complicated. Independent contractors, however, are self-employed, resulting in a hiring process that is usually simpler and more cost-effective. Beyond the hiring phase, independent contractors and employees have vastly different rights and responsibilities. 

Here are a few of the key things that make contractors different from employees in Ghana:

  • Contractors can set their own schedules
  • Contractors can work with their own software and tools 
  • Contractors can work for other clients 
  • Contractors rarely receive benefits, like health insurance*

By now, it’s probably clear why we think working with independent contractors is great. As the proprietor, it saves your company time and money from the beginning, letting you get work done faster and divert additional resources to other projects. For workers, contracting gives them a level of autonomy that can’t be matched by traditional employment, allowing them to sculpt a career that excites them. If this sounds right for your company, Thera can help you get started with a compliant agreement.

*With Thera, you can get your contractors access to sign up for premium global health insurance, from SafetyWing, at a 50% discount. 

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