A Michigan Subcontractor Agreement is an arrangement created between a contractor and someone who performs specific tasks within the larger project.
It specifies what type of work the subcontractor is to complete, how long that work should take, how the contractor will handle payment, and other details like whether or not the subcontractor will furnish materials.
It often also outlines subcontractor requirements, such as expectations concerning travel or insurance.
It is common for a contractor to take a job to improve a property, knowing he or she lacks the skills or resources necessary to complete certain aspects. In those situations, the contractor needs to find someone who does – this person is called a subcontractor. At that point, the contractor draws an agreement outlining all terms essential to the job.
Note that if a subcontractor establishes a contract with a property owner, he or she is considered a contractor, not a subworker. Similarly, laborers and suppliers are not subcontractors according to Michigan law.