From Latin honorarius, honorary It is what serves to honor someone. In general it is used as adjective to indicate that a person he has the honors, although not the property, of a position, a dignity or a job.
That is why we can talk about honorary doctorate , which is an honorary degree that a university grants to an eminent personality even when this person does not have a bachelor's degree. This means that the honorary doctor has access to the same privileges and treatment as the one who obtained the doctorate after completing the corresponding university studies.
When the concept is used in the plural (fee ), is linked to the remuneration a liberal professional receives for their job. The fees, therefore, amount to the pay or salary received by a person who exercises his or her profession independently (and not under a dependency relationship).
The fees are the payment for a series of services provided by a natural person to a natural or legal person. It is understood by natural person, also called physical to:
* everything human being who enjoys legal capacity in a society, regardless of age, gender and religion;
* an individual who is liable to have legal duties or rights;
* an entity that is likely to appear as a subjective term within a legal relationship;
* Any entity that can be considered subject.
With respect to one legal person, also called moral, is a subject of obligations and rights that exists, although it is not an individual (like the natural person), but an institution, whose creation is in charge of one or more natural persons and that has a social objective that does not necessarily include the profit motive. Legal persons, since they have the capacity to contract obligations and acquire rights, can also buy and own goods of all kinds.
The services for which fees are paid are usually related to a profession, or require extensive experience and a series of specific skills within a particular field of knowledge. The relationship between the person who provides the services and the one who benefits from them is usually formalized by means of a services contract, unlike the employment link that may exist between an employer and its employees, which requires a Work contract.
In the absence of a contract At work, the person who receives the fees is not benefited by social security or social benefits, granted by labor legislation in other cases. Social security must be paid independently; The contribution to the health and professional risks system, as well as the pension system, must be made.
For example: "Doctor, tell me what your fees are for preparing the letter document and make the presentation in court ”, “We have to pay the fees to the notary before signing the deed”, "I have not yet received the last month's fees".
A accountant Having your own studio can work with several clients. Each of them charges a fee according to service that he lends and the type of work he does. At the end of each month, or when completing certain stages of the job, this professional charges his fees.
Similarly you can work a attorney . If a person wishes to establish a lawsuit, he can hire the services of the lawyer and pay the corresponding fees. Once the work is finished, the labor relationship between the lawyer and his client will be terminated (that is, the client does not usually pay a fixed amount per month or a salary to the lawyer).