The Washington subcontractor agreement outlines the working relationship between a subcontractor (the hired party) and a contractor (the hiring party). The agreement defines the nature of the work or products needed in order to complete the ongoing project the contractor has with their own client. Because the subcontractor is a 1099-employee working under the hiring contractor, all payments, inquiries, or complaints will go directly to the contractor.

Laws § RCW 18.27.010(12)

State Definition (§ RCW 18.27.010(12)) – “Specialty contractor” or “Subcontractor” means a contractor whose operations do not fall within the definition of “general contractor”. A specialty contractor may only subcontract work that is incidental to the specialty contractor’s work.