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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Guatemala

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Guatemala

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Guatemala

You probably 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 Guatemala.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Guatemala?

Independent contractor agreements are necessary to establish an understanding between you and a contractor before the work begins. They typically detail the scope of work to be completed, deadlines, compensation, and other terms relevant to your arrangement.

It’s not unheard of for businesses to work with contractors without a written agreement, but this bad practice could make your company vulnerable to legal issues down the road. A key distinction between contractors and employees is the degree of control the hiring company has over them. Your independent contractor agreement might clearly establish the contractor's autonomy in order to help protect your business from potential misclassification liability in the future. Additionally, written agreements ensure that you and a contractor are accountable to each other, protecting you both legally if one party violates the terms of your agreement.

In short, you need an independent contractor agreement if you’re working with contractors. In Guatemala, and everywhere else you hire.

What do contractor agreements in Guatemala typically need to have?

Every contractor agreement in Guatemala (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 Guatemala should follow a similar structure. If you want to grab your own contract with a compliant structure for Guatemala, sign up to Thera
What makes contractors different from employees in Guatemala?

In most cases, hiring independent contractors saves time, money, and stress compared to hiring a new employee. There are differences between the two that extend beyond the hiring stage, though, and you should understand them to make the right decision for your company.

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

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

Working independently gives contractors more freedom than an employer-employee arrangement. They are able to complete their work according to their own schedule while also taking on work from other clients. Meanwhile, hiring an independent contractor is often less risky for your company than hiring a new employee. This gives you the flexibility to pursue the best possible talent to work with, and Thera can help with a contract for each business relationship you establish.

*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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