Generally speaking, a contract job is a project that is completed by a company or party that has been specifically contracted with to complete the job. Often times this is done on a temporary or on an "as-needed" basis. The contract job is usually not a permanent one, and the party performing the work is usually not considered to be a regular employee of the person hiring them (though this can vary of course).
Some examples of jobs that often get contracted out to a third party include:
- Building and construction projects
- Repair projects
- Jobs involving repetitive work (such as data processing)
- Jobs that require special skill or training to complete
There are many other types of contract jobs. Many permanent employment arrangements begin as a contract job. After the person has performed some tasks for some time, they may be hired as a permanent employee.
In many cases, the person performing the work is liable for their own violations and actions. This is especially true if the person is working quite independently from the company or person hiring them. On the other hand, a contractor can sometimes be held liable if their work was specifically authorized by the hiring party, and they were working under their authority. In most cases it will depend exactly on which party was responsible for the breach or for the work that caused the legal issues.
Contract jobs can sometimes involve many different legal issues. You may need to hire a business lawyer if you need help with a contract or with any other issues. Your attorney can help you review documents, edit contracts, and other tasks. Also, if you need to file a claim or appear in court, your lawyer can also represent you during meetings and hearings.