hiring firm

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

Commonly refers to a business that hires one or more independent contractors. Unlike an employer, a hiring firm does not have to withhold tax, contribute to Social Security and Medicare, or provide workers compensation for an independent contractor, nor does it have to follow a variety of employment laws that prohibit discrimination, impose wage and hour obligations, or require time off.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.