Contractor to Employee Conversion Policy Template

A contractor conversion policy is essential for any growing business looking to maintain and support their roster of independent contractors.

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Contractors are excellent resources for a growing company, but if you’ve been building up your workforce, it’s time to consider implementing a contractor conversion policy.

Having procedures in place will improve your compliance footing and reduce uncertainty among your team when you start to consider bringing on talent full-time as an employee.

Whether your contractors are starting to resemble employees, you’re looking to protect your intellectual property, or you’re keen to avoid misclassification, start with Deel’s free contractor to employee conversion template to keep your contractor workforce in steady shape. 

This template is specially tailored for international teams who may have contractors in more than one country. It’s part of our remote work policy collection which aims to support growing teams with modern and approachable templates for remote work.


Conversion policy overview

A contractor conversion policy determines:

  • The company’s method of classifying contractor and employee classification
  • The requirements a role needs to meet to qualify for conversion
  • The process of conversion
  • The legal considerations to assess

How to use this template

This template is a customizable document. You’ll see placeholder text and prompts to guide your policy to reflect your local labor and tax laws and your team’s unique approach to remote work.

We suggest sharing your policy widely among team leaders to ensure your entire organization is successfully equipped to work with contractors.