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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Senegal

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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Senegal

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Senegal

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 Senegal.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Senegal?

Independent contractor agreements establish a legal relationship between you and a contractor. Because independent contractor arrangements are covered by civil law instead of labor laws, it is paramount to have the terms of your agreement written and signed by both parties. This holds you both accountable to the terms you agree upon and gives you legal ground to raise disputes if one of you violates the contract. 

The Senegalese civil code provides a clear definition for an independent contractor, specifying that they are workers hired to complete a job for the hiring company without ever entering a subordinate role. This entitles the contractor to complete their work without oversight and obligates them to provide their own materials needed to fulfill the contract. To protect your company from costly employee misclassification penalties, you must ensure your arrangement with a contractor is compliant with these guidelines. A written independent contractor agreement can provide a legal record of your compliance, helping protect your company if you are accused of misclassification.

Getting a written independent contractor agreement signed takes a little more work upfront than a verbal agreement, but the protection of your company is a worthy investment.

What do contractor agreements in Senegal typically need to have?

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

Before you decide what’s best for your company, it’s important to understand the different rights afforded to employees and contractors. Independent contractors are self-employed, often resulting in their hiring process being simpler and more cost-effective than an employee’s. Their self-employed status entitles them to certain additional freedoms and excludes them from certain benefits. 

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

  • Contractors can set their own schedules
  • Contractors can work with their own software and tools 
  • Contractors may subcontract their work out
  • Contractors can work for other clients 
  • Contractors rarely receive benefits, like health insurance*

It’s probably clear why so many workers prefer contracting to permanent employment: autonomy. Independent contractors have discretion over their schedules, how they complete their work, and how many clients they work with. Meanwhile, companies can have tasks completed by qualified workers without incurring the extra cost associated with onboarding a new employee. With benefits like these for both parties, it’s no mystery why we think working with independent contractors is the way to go.

*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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