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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Malaysia

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Malaysia

Get your independent contractor agreement in Malaysia 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 Malaysia.

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 Malaysia. It takes all of 2 minutes to sign up.

Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Malaysia

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 Malaysia.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Malaysia?

When you first start thinking about hiring someone in Malaysia, you may not think you need a contract, especially if you already have a verbal agreement in place. But it's always a good idea to have a written agreement to avoid misunderstandings and make sure everyone knows their roles and expectations. A contractor agreement will also set in stone important details like deadlines or scope of work. You definitely don’t want those to be misunderstood or changed along the way!

So, yes, you need an independent contractor agreement if you want your and your talent’s interests protected. Go for it as soon as you decide to hire the person: not just in Malaysia, but in the rest of the world too.

What do contractor agreements in Malaysia typically need to have?

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

When you decide to hire in Malaysia, you’ll probably wonder about the differences between hiring an employee and a contractor. Hiring people as contractors is typically the smarter choice for people hiring abroad—it’s faster, less costly, and leaves both parties with more autonomy in their work relationship.

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

  • 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*

Considering all these points, it’s easy to see why more and more people choose the contractor route. It gives a huge sense of autonomy to both parties, with contractors being able to conduct business in any way they see fit, while people who hire them have more freedom to deal with other company-related issues. The atmosphere that this brings is perfect for growing a quality remote team that works well on its own and can cross any obstacle of the modern workplace with ease.

*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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