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Contracts for Services
Our premier guide to understanding contractors versus employees. It includes descriptions, comparisons and best practice recommendations.
A contract for service is a contract for something that is not a contract of employment. An employee is
a person employed under a contract of service while an independent contractor is a person who enters
into a contract for service.
A contract for service may be a contract between a principal and independent contractor, purchaser
and supplier, or a service provider and client.
It is essentially a commercial relationship, where the terms and conditions are usually expressed in a
written contract. It is subject to a variety of law, both common (case) and statute, and many specialised
subspecies of it have developed over time.
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