CPYarger IT Services – Agency Contractor Policies- oDesk
I just want all members of this agency to read this before we go on…
First of all agency fee is different from oDesk fee. oDesk fee is charged to clients and not to contractors.
For our group, agency fee will be 1/8 of your total salary. Agency fee will be deducted to your salary weekly ( applicable only to agency projects and jobs that I will assign to you). It’s just a small amount compared to other agencies and don’t worry because I will be considering your pay rate before I bid and I will consult you first before we start a project.
Please remember that you can still apply to jobs as an independent contractor (outside of our agency) as all members of this agency are non exclusive. If you bid as an independent contractor, you will be working independently and outside of our agency so no agency fee will be charged and your salary will go directly to your accounts. Only agency projects are charged with our agency fee.
*Please do not apply to jobs using our agency if your purpose is to work independently so you will not be charged with our agency fee.
If you get hired to projects where I recommended you (Agency recommendations), agency fee is applied, your salary will go to our Agency Financial Account first and I will be the one to transfer your adjusted salaries to your Paypal(or Skrill) accounts. If you don’t have Paypal, please sign up for an account and make sure it is activated and verified. You can send me your Paypal email address later.
Here are some of oDesk policies about Paying Agency Contractors:
1. All earnings from agency contractors’ contracts are paid to the Agency’s financial account, not directly to the contractors.
(I will be the one to transfer your adjusted salaries via Paypal, if you don’t have Paypal, please sign up for an account at Paypal.com and make sure it is verified and activated.)
2. The agency (not oDesk) is responsible for paying the agency contractors. This is done outside oDesk.
(oDesk doesn’t have a feature to transfer salaries from our Agency Financial Account to individual agency contractors, only Staffing Managers have the capability to withdraw and transfer salaries from Agency Financial account to Agency contractors). We will do it via Paypal so you need to have an active and verified Paypal account (or Skrill).
3. How much the agency contractors are to be paid is up to the agency. It may or may not bear any relation to the earnings of their oDesk contracts.
(For our agency, agency fee is 1/8 of your total salary)
Agencies are responsible for maintaining proper tax records and worker classification. Since they are paid by their agency, not oDesk, “agency contractors” may legally be classified as either contractors or clients of their agency.