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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Haiti

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Haiti

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Haiti

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 Haiti.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Haiti?

Once you’ve found someone to work with in Haiti, your next priority should be securing an independent contractor agreement. They are paramount to a smooth partnership with a contractor, as failing to have one can result in confusion about the scope of work, compensation, and deadlines.

Haitian law does not clearly define the line between independent contractors and employees. In general, independent contractors are workers who complete tasks for a company without being subordinate to them. That is, they are self-employed individuals who take on companies as clients. The murkiness of a legal definition is even more reason to have a written contract, though, because it could be the only basis on which to bring about disputes if you or the contractor doesn’t adhere to your agreement. Written agreements are useful evidence for Haitian courts to refer to when resolving disputes between companies and contractors, making it important to both of your legal interests.

So can you do without the written contract? Technically, yes — but you shouldn’t. A written contract may take a little more time in the beginning, but it’s worth it to protect your company’s interests and the contractor’s rights.

What do contractor agreements in Haiti typically need to have?

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

As a business owner, you’ll likely find that hiring independent contractors saves time, money, and stress compared to hiring employees. There are some major differences between their rights and responsibilities, though, and it’s a good idea to understand them before writing an agreement.

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

  • 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*

With the autonomy contractors are entitled to compared to employees, it’s no surprise many professionals prefer to work that way. For many workers, the freedom to create their own schedule and work-life balance are benefits that can’t be rivaled by traditional employment. This works out great for companies too, because it results in a pool of talented individuals to work with, without incurring as much cost or risk as with hiring employees. If this sounds right for your business, we 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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