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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Uruguay

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Uruguay

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Uruguay

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 Uruguay.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Uruguay?

So how important is it to have an independent contractor agreement? Extremely. Independent contractor agreements are essentially a log of the key details of your new partnership: the scope of work, deadlines, compensation, etc. Without one, there is significant room for confusion and misunderstanding between you and a contractor.

Uruguayan law does not require written agreements for contractors, but it’s safest to have one anyway. Written contracts are important for establishing a legal agreement between you and a contractor, ensuring you’re both held accountable for the details you initially agreed on. As the business owner, employee misclassification can be a costly risk to your business, and independent contractor agreements help prove that the contractors you work with are correctly classified.

The gist—it’s best to have a written contract if you’re working with independent contractors, everywhere you hire.

What do contractor agreements in Uruguay typically need to have?

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

There are significant differences between hiring contractors and employees in Uruguay. First, hiring contractors tends to save time, money, and stress. Conversely, you have more direct control over how an employee does their job. It’s important to note the major differences between employees and contractors in order to make the best choice for your company.

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

  • 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*

For contractors, working independently is more flexible than working as an employee. Contractors are free to complete their work when, where, and how they want within the terms of your written agreement, and pursue other work that suits their interests. Meanwhile, working with contractors can be less risky for your company than hiring a new employee, because you’re only committed to the business relationship for the duration of your contract. If this sounds ideal for your business, we can help you get started with a compliant agreement.

*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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