Staff augmentation, in legal terms, is a contractual agreement between a company and an external service provider to provide temporary staff for a specific project or period. This agreement defines the terms and conditions of the engagement, including the scope of work, duration, and compensation.
The legal relationship between the company and the external service provider typically falls under the "contract for services" category, which means that the service provider is responsible for providing temporary staff to the company, and the company is responsible for managing and supervising the staff's work. The staff members are employees of the service provider, not the company.
The contract between the company and the service provider should clearly outline the engagement T&Cs, including the roles and responsibilities of each party, the duration of the engagement, the compensation and payment terms, and any other relevant details. The contract should also include provisions for dispute resolution, confidentiality, and any other legal requirements or obligations that may apply.