Michael, When I ran my consultancy as a limited liability company, we kept the normal range of insurance policies, including professional and public liability insurance policies.
If you wish to be treated as a professional and work for the big end of town, these are a necessary business expense. Mind you, we didn't need to utilise the policies, which to my mind is a good thing. Bruce > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org > > [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael > > P. Gerlek > > Sent: Tuesday, 1 September 2009 3:03 AM > > To: OSGeo Discussions > > Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors? > > > > In the past I've hired some people for contract or consultant > > work (both open source projects and more general stuff) -- > > generally these people have been independent, one-man shops > > found by word of mouth and reputation, as opposed to hiring > > someone from an agency. > > > > I'm getting pushback now from the administrative side of my > > company saying that any contractor I hire needs to have proof > > of insurance. I understand the legal reasons for this, but > > I'm wondering how many of you out there actually have > > business/contractors insurance? Do companies you work for > > insist on it, or not? And how many of you are formally set > > up as LLCs or sole proprietorships or such? > > > > [while this is likely a US-centric issue from the hiring > > side, I'm interested in international responses too since > > I've hired some foreigners as well over the years] > > > > -mpg > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Discuss mailing list > > Discuss@lists.osgeo.org > > http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss > >
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