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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Japan

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Japan

Get your independent contractor agreement in Japan for $0

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 Japan.

The good news: Thera’s free until you pay your first contractor. So, grabbing your contractor agreement costs you a grand total of $0. Hit the button below to pick up your locally-compliant contract in Japan. It takes all of 2 minutes to sign up.

Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Japan

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 Japan.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Japan?

It's usually a good idea to have a solid, detailed contract in place when you're working with someone from Japan. This means clearly stating things like deadlines, the scope of services your project requires, and other important project details. It helps both you and the contractor understand what's expected and keeps everything on the up and up at all times.

What do contractor agreements in Japan typically need to have?

Every contractor agreement in Japan (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 Japan should follow a similar structure. If you want to grab your own contract with a compliant structure for Japan, sign up to Thera for $0.
What makes contractors different from employees in Japan?

If you're thinking about hiring someone in Japan, you might be wondering whether to go with an independent contractor or an employee. The answer is often the same when hiring anyone based in a foreign country: it's easiest, and fastest, to go with independent contracting. Plus, it gives both of you the opportunity to come up with a more flexible agreement. So, if you want to streamline your hiring process, independent contracting is usually the way to go.

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

  • 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*

There are a bunch of reasons why contractors can be a great choice for businesses. The person you hire will have more freedom to do their thing, which may be important for them to do their best work. And you'll end up with a happy and productive remote team, a nice work environment, and a successful business. It’s a great way to start forming a talented, diverse remote team.

*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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