A contract for specific work isn’t a favorite form of cooperation for both – tax offices and Social Security Department (in polish called ZUS). Tax Offices especially dislike contracts for specific work which contains the transfer of copyrights, while for Social Security Department it’s also unattractive because of lack of social security contributions.
Today we will show you the five most common mistakes made in concluding work contracts of this specific type.
Indefiniteduration of the contract for specificwork
A contract for specific work is a the type of contract of employment which is concluded for the achievement of a particular result. The contract usually includes a time in which the effect must be reached. It has been assumed that the contract is determined by dates, but nothing prevents you from entering into a contract in different way for example determine it by event or time when product will be ready. Indefiniteduration of the contract for specificworki s hugemistake.
The lack of a specified execution time automatically means that we are commissioning the work constantly. We commission – which means that it is different type of contract – an contract of mandate.
This type of contract is subject to compulsory Social Security contributions. In summary, the contract for a specific work must have a specific duration “from one date to another “.
The proper subject of the agreement – effect, not action
The contract for a specific work is a agreement for the result. In other words, we undertake to carry out the object or service like program module, image, logo, website, text, graphics, etc. This is not the type of contract in which we undertake to perform activities such as cutting lawn. The object of the contract for specific work in this case should be to deliver clipped lawn until the set time.
Specified period of notice
A contract for a specific work can be concluded for a specific duration of time. It doesn’t have to be defined by a calendar date, although it is rather a standard. Because of this it can’t be a subject of termination. By signing it as a customer, we agree to pay for the finalproduct (eg. a website), and as the supplier we undertakes to provide it.
If any side of contract doesn’t comply with the terms of the contract, the other side can withdraw from it. Than the contract is invalid. Additionally, in any case, each contract can be terminated by mutual agreement.