Freelancer contracts - management contract


A management contract is one of the types of civil law contracts that can be concluded between a freelancer and a client.

The parties to the contract are: the manager and depending on the nature of the contract - employer, principal, ordering party, etc. Contrary to civil law contracts, the basis of the contract may be an employment contract (but also civil law contracts, which are more frequent), but the manager has In the case of a greater freedom of action, and thus - also bears greater legal liability (the contract may limit this liability to a specific amount or penalties applicable for failure to comply with the provisions of the contract) than the average employee. The provisions that will be in the contract do not depend on the code regulations, but on the will of the parties to the contract, so they can be freely shaped, the parties determine the rights, obligations, remuneration, possible substitutions, leaves and their length, the amount of business travel allowances, etc. However these arrangements must be recorded in detail, leaving no room for doubt.


The entrepreneur cannot require the manager to stay in the office the same amount of time as regular employees. But the contract may specify the days of the week and times when the manager will be in the office. In addition, the entrepreneur may offer the manager a bonus for working on weekends.

The subject of the contract is management in general. Therefore, a management contract is also referred to as a management contract, a management contract, a management contract or simply a management contract. Some of the manager's tasks are:

  • coordinating the work of other employees;
  • development of tasks and their equitable distribution and supervision of their implementation;
  • reporting to the entrepreneur on the progress.

The manager receives remuneration for the permanent performance of activities related to the management of the enterprise on behalf of the entrepreneur and on his behalf. The amount of remuneration depends on the effects of his actions, higher profits of the company - higher remuneration of the manager, as well as the degree of responsibility and complexity of the tasks included in the contract. A manager most often receives a basic salary independent of work results and a bonus for results influencing the beneficial operation and progress of a given enterprise. Additionally, the manager may receive packages that are not eligible for lower-level employees.

After signing the contract, the manager is obliged to be completely loyal to a given entrepreneur, as well as a non-competition clause (the manager cannot cooperate with a competing company, failure to do so will result in paying high damages). On this occasion, there is a negative nuance - the competition ban is in force up to three years after the termination of the contract.


After the contract expires, the manager can receive up to thirty-six times his salary for loyalty.