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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Uganda

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Uganda

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Uganda

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 Uganda.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Uganda?

Written agreements are the cornerstone of a good working relationship with a contractor. Choosing not to have one puts you at risk for confusion about the scope of work, pay, and deadlines. Securing a strong agreement that outlines all of the important details of your partnership is a great way to make sure your contract runs smoothly.

In Uganda, the line between employees and independent contractors is a little blurry. In general, companies should not have direct control over how independent contractors do their work, or else they risk significant financial penalties for employee misclassification. A written agreement can help establish the nature of your business relationship with a contractor, which assists a judge in determining whether they were correctly classified if you’re involved in a legal dispute. Additionally, independent contractor agreements assist contractors in protecting their rights, ensuring they are paid the agreed-upon wage for their work.

So should you have a written agreement? Yes. For your protection, and the contractor’s.

What do contractor agreements in Uganda typically need to have?

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

For companies, hiring independent contractors is usually faster, cheaper, and easier than hiring a new employee. Independent contractors should not be thought of as employees by a different name, though. There are several important distinctions between employees and contractors that could inform what is best for your company.

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

  • 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 major thing to remember when working with contractors is that they get more autonomy than an average employee. This means contractors can decide when, where, and how to get their work done, and take on other contracts at their discretion. It also means that you can get work done by talented individuals without having to supervise their working process. For many companies and contractors, this arrangement proves to be a win-win.

*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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