The use of subcontractors by practices is widespread and can provide important benefits, particularly to smaller firms, by avoiding the need to enter into long-term, binding relationships.
Subcontracting can provide the firm with access to a flexible additional time resource without the need to resort to a formal recruitment exercise and become involved with the demands of employment law. In turn, it enables the subcontractor to escape the constraints of full-time employment.
The helpsheet Subcontracting - employing subcontractors covers the circumstances under which you may employ a subcontractor and the responsibilities you have when doing so.
- a useful checklist tool to help you structure your approach to employing subcontractors
- pro forma information sheets to help you define the parameters of the subcontractor’s role and responsibilities
- an outline agreement between your firm employing subcontractors and the subcontractor.
Acting as a subcontractor
The helpsheet Subcontracting - acting as a subcontractor provides guidance for the member considering acting as a subcontractor to a firm.
- the circumstances under which you may find yourself working as a subcontractor and the responsibilities you have when doing so
- a useful checklist tool to help you identify the information you ought to have as a subcontractor to clarify your role, responsibilities and liabilities
- it provides an outline agreement between you as a subcontractor and the firm employing your services.
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