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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in South Korea

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in South Korea

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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 South Korea.

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 South Korea. It takes all of 2 minutes to sign up.

Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in South Korea

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 South Korea.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in South Korea?

Having a written agreement is super important when you're hiring someone because it lays everything out in black and white. This way, both sides can start the project without any stress. An independent contractor agreement usually includes stuff like job duties, how long the gig is for, how much the contractor will get paid, and other important details. It's better to have all this sorted out from the get-go so there aren't any surprises down the line.

This doesn’t just apply to South Korean contractors—it’s always best you draw up an agreement whenever you’re hiring abroad. In this situation, learning the hard way could ruin an opportunity that was almost certainly destined for success.

What do contractor agreements in South Korea typically need to have?

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

When you hire someone from South Korea, you may be unsure whether to choose an independent contractor or an employment agreement. Many people are unaware of the distinctions between the two, but generally, hiring an independent contractor is more cost-effective and the onboarding process is typically faster. Not to mention the flexibility you’ll get in your working relationship. However, it is important to carefully consider all options before making a decision.

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

  • 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*

*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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