The legal classification of independent contractors is becoming increasingly important as governments are beginning to pay closer attention to how businesses engage and pay these workers. Employers and staffing firms are increasingly turning to employer of record (EOR) services to ensure they are engaging each contractor in compliance with the law.

In this report, we present a comprehensive overview of the legal classification of independent contractors across 21 countries worldwide, analyzing how each country defines and classifies independent contractors. We also uncover the different models used for payrolling services in each country, as well as whether EOR services can be used in each location.

It’s important to note that this report is not legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for such. It is always recommended to seek the advice of qualified legal counsel before taking any action.

The independent contractor workforce is becoming increasingly important, and employers must understand the legal requirements involved in engaging and paying these workers. This report provides an overview of the legal landscape for employers and staffing firms looking to engage independent contractors and access employer of record services, helping them to better understand the different models and processes used in each country.