We have always issued subcontractors email addresses in our domain and access to Office 365 for the sake of communication and collaboration.
Our new HR guy believes that makes them an employee and told me to stop that practice. However, right now we have 4 subcontractors so I have to figure something out.
He wanted me to ask what others are doing.
I suggested we change their email address to include the word subcontractor but he said that’s not enough of a distinction.
And, I don’t know where subcontractors fall in the Office 365 requirements for issuing accounts.