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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Portugal

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Portugal

Get your independent contractor agreement in Portugal 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 Portugal.

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

Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Portugal

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 Portugal.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Portugal?

Every project needs a solid game plan, and a contractor agreement is the ultimate way to lay out all the key details from the very beginning. This way, you and your talented Portugal-based contractor will know exactly what to expect and can avoid any misunderstandings or confusion down the line. It's important to make sure you both agree on crucial things like payment and roles in the project—it's much better to get all that stuff sorted out in advance rather than dealing with any issues as they come up.

An independent contractor agreement serves as a single source of truth for both you and your contractors. Drafting one up sets a solid foundation for great work, and gives you something to refer back to if there are ever questions about the nature of your agreement.

What do contractor agreements in Portugal typically need to have?

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

Okay, you're considering hiring a remote worker from Portugal and you're trying to decide whether to go with a contractor or an employee. Teams that hire with Thera find that hiring contractors is usually easier and more cost-effective—and you can usually get a contractor set up and working within a few days. If you hire employees, though, you’re getting yourself into a lengthy, expensive process, likely with an Employer-of-Record. There are pros and cons to both options.

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

  • 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*

Hiring contractors is the faster, cheaper, more flexible way to hire abroad. And, when you use Thera, you’re able to hire & pay with an employment-like experience—no more messy spreadsheets and manual wire transfers.

*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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