we do not have "contracts" with them.
regardless of the amount we can broker via an insurance provider, i need to know legally what are my responsibility with them, being that they are freelance and that they live in italy.
yes we do.
thus - not having any obligations due to their freelance status, the terms of our own contract would be binding in case of dispute. Is this correct?
how can i assure that the terms comply with uk and international law?
this will suffice moment - Whilst i review what we have named "affiliation agreement" - which illustrates (on general terms) the practices and terms of engagement.
However, since you kind of asked - insurance clause specifically - we do write:
In the event in which the Consultant is asked to be deployed out of the country of residence, "tense areas" or "war zones", the Company will provide the appropriate insurance policies, via third party insurance brokers.
The insurance coverage is not supplied in the Freelance country of residence.
The various options are offered only in the following eventualities: Deployment abroad (non - tense / non -war) - Medical Insurance Deployment abroad Tense - Extended Medical Insurance
Deployment abroad War Zone - Extended Life & Medical Insurance.
General terms of each policy are attached. The detailed terms and limitations of each policy could vary depending on each mission, and will be communicated to the Freelance, and stipulated pending his approval and prior to deployment .
I am not sure if i am extending my self too much here. But in reality - we are basically paying insurance made in their name, with a company brokered by Resporters Without Borders. We have no say whatsoever on the limitations, premiums, circumstantial changes etc. In fact i don't even know we are legally expected to provide insurance (generally we do not recharge the commissioning client, so it is our expense, and "responsibility" as an ltd. is it?), but that we hare happy to provide to keep them safe and incentivated.
However they seem to expect that WHATEVER happens to them, whether they trip on the street during a riot, or hit in the head by a flying bottle.. (i mean, there is an abundance of scenarios) - we should be responsible (again, legally). Which is why i would like to be as prepared as possible, also considered the internationality of these relations.
I don't meant to take more time than i am entitled to here. If i am please let me know.
Thank you very much advise.