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    Contract for street marketers?

    I want to market a product by using university students and young people to hand out fliers and so forth. I donít wish to employ them, but will if most prudent. I have done similar marketing before for my business. My concern is that without a contract of some sort there may possibly be legal implications if something goes wrong, like being hit by a car whilst marketing.

    I am a bit of a plaas japi when it comes to this.
    I wish to, if possible, indemnify myself (Sole Prop), from any possible legal action against me if something happens to my marketers.
    I have thought of business liability, but I think they must be under my employ.


    What is the best?
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    2 If contract, what is the best way to do it
    3 If no contract, why...?
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    Let them be contractors to you.
    See 'what is an independent contractor guidleines in LRA for guidance
    Anthony Sterne

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    DISCLAIMER The above is merely a comment in discussion form and an open public arena. It does not constitute a legal opinion or professional advice in any manner or form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sterne.law@gmail.com View Post
    Let them be contractors to you.
    All they would be doing is hand out fliers while looking good. They are just students making an extra buck, they are not part of a business or anything.... But you know what......... In fact now that I think about it, this could be a good opportunity for the young marketers to start their own small business while studying. I can help them set things up and possibly get a preferred rate...

    If they are set up, I would not have to worry about the question I posed
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