A person or business that agrees to conduct work for another entity as specified under the terms of a contract. Unlike employees, contractors are independent entities that do not work exclusively for one person or business and are subject to different employment law and tax treatment than employees.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) A person or entity that enters into a contract. 2) A person or entity that agrees to construct a building or to provide or install specialized portions of a construction project. The party responsible for the overall job is the general contractor, and those hired to construct or install certain parts (electrical, plumbing, roofing) are subcontractors, who are responsible to the general contractor and not to the property owner.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:13 pm