The California subcontractor agreement links a contractor with a subcontractor for services rendered on behalf of the contractor. The agreement details the payment and kind of services brought forth. As the independent contractor is a 1099-employee, it is the hiring contractor’s duty to compensate the hiree.

Laws – 2782.05(i)

State Definition (§ 2782.05(i)) – “Subcontractor” means a contractor that does not have a direct contractual relationship with an owner. The term includes a contractor that has a contractual relationship with a direct
contractor or with another subcontractor.