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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Namibia

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Namibia

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Namibia

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 Namibia.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Namibia?

Namibia’s 2007 Labor Act defines an independent contractor as a worker who (1) is not under the direct supervision of the hiring company (2) can work for multiple companies and (3) does not carry out tasks essential to the company’s preservation. If these guidelines are consistent with what your company is looking for, securing an independent contractor agreement should be your next priority. 

An independent contractor agreement requires you and the contractor to reach a clear agreement before signing, setting you up for a confusion-free partnership. They make sure you both are accountable for holding up your end of the agreement and give you a legal basis on which to dispute if the other party violates the contract. Moreover, having a signed contract that is compliant with Namibia’s guidelines on independent contractor arrangements can protect your company from expensive misclassification liability. 

So, you’re going to want to have a written independent contractor agreement. In Namibia, and everywhere else you hire.

What do contractor agreements in Namibia typically need to have?

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

Independent contractors maintain a different legal status than employees, giving them different freedoms and entitlements. In order to be sure hiring independent contractors is right for your company, it’s necessary to understand the full scope of how they differ from employees. Typically, hiring contractors saves businesses time and money compared to hiring employees, but their differences go beyond the hiring phase. 

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

  • 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*

The additional freedom that comes with being self-employed draws countless talented professionals to contracting. Having control over one’s schedule, workload, and creative process is empowering for many workers in a way that can’t be matched by traditional employment. What does this mean for your company? You get to work with talented, passionate individuals without the risk that often comes with hiring a permanent employee, and Thera can help with a contract for each partnership you pursue. 

*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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