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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Zimbabwe

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Zimbabwe

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Zimbabwe

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 Zimbabwe.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Zimbabwe?

Independent contractor agreements are the foundation of a stable business relationship between a company and a contractor. They tend to outline the work to be completed, deadlines, compensation, and any other terms relevant to your partnership.

Although Zimbabwe law does not require agreements with independent contractors to be written, it’s best to have a written agreement anyway. The laws governing what classifies as an independent contractor arrangement are constantly evolving, so having the terms of your relationship with a contractor written and signed is crucial. Written agreements act as a legal record of the terms of your partnership, which helps protect your company from costly misclassification liability. Moreover, they hold you and the contractor accountable to the terms you agreed on, ensuring you receive quality work and they receive fair compensation.

The verdict: You need a written agreement if you’re working with contractors. In Zimbabwe, and everywhere else you hire.

What do contractor agreements in Zimbabwe typically need to have?

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

For most companies, hiring independent contractors is faster, cheaper, and easier than hiring a new employee. However, it is important to understand that the differences between the two extend far beyond the hiring stage. Independent contractors are legally self-employed, so their rights and responsibilities differ significantly from employees.

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

  • 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*

This kind of partnership gives you and the contractor more flexibility than a traditional employee-employer relationship. Contractors are free to complete their work when, where, and how they want within the terms of your written agreement. They also retain the right to pursue additional contracts that align with their availability and interests. 

Meanwhile, hiring independent contractors is often less risky for your business than hiring a new employee. This gives you the freedom to find the best possible talent to work with your company, and Thera can help with a contract for each new business relationship you pursue.

*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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