I'm working as a freelance for 5 months.

I signed a contract between my own company and a headhunter; this contract dealing with my mission to the final customer.

So there's also a contract between this final customer and my headhunter's company.

I just learnt that the final customer ignores totally the existence of my company. It wasn't mentioned in its contract. It considered me as a classical salary of my headhunter.

Basically, first contract is between my own company and the headhunter's company. Second contract is between the headhunter's company and the final customer's company.

Should my headhunter have declared my company to the final customer?

  • I don't think you are using "evoke" correctly. It certainly doesn't fit the context of the sentences and I hesitate to guess at what you may really mean.
    – Scott
    Nov 18, 2016 at 0:22
  • evoke, meaning "mention" in this case.
    – Mik378
    Nov 18, 2016 at 0:25
  • I updated my OP.
    – Mik378
    Nov 18, 2016 at 0:27
  • I didn't really understand the quetsion. A lot of word. Are you asking if being outsourced is something to be declared? My answer would be yes. Nov 18, 2016 at 17:45
  • @user6035379 I m asking if final customer must know that I m not "individual" but on behalf of my own company".
    – Mik378
    Nov 18, 2016 at 17:47

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In many cases, no.

But it all depends upon your contract with the agent/headhunter.

Unless your agreement with the headhunter specifically states they must disclose your company to all the clients you complete work for, they are perfectly fine keeping you an "invisible" entity.

In fact, this is often the backbone of some firms... they collect a stable of workers for subcontracting. Then merely become "project managers" by finding clients and delegating the work which needs to be done to their subcontractors. All the while leaving the clients the impression that the "manager" is completing all the work.

Read the contract with the "headhunter". In some instances it specifically prohibits you contacting their clients directly. And it's possible you are under a work-for-hire agreement with the headhunter, meaning the headhunter owns everything you do. Hard to say without reading the contract.

If your interest is in someone finding work specifically for you and your company, then you may be seeking an agent not a subcontracting agreement. Agents generally find clients, introduce you to them, then step away from the connection.

If this "headhunter" is assigning you tasks, reviewing them, then paying you... you actually are closer to an employee than an independent entity.


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