US Company Guide to Hiring Foreign Independent Contractors
Hiring outside of the US? Contractors can be a flexible, specialized, and affordable solution. But make sure you’re set up legally.
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In this guide
Who's an independent contractor
How to classify a worker
Compliance and legal regulations to look out for
How to create a contractor agreement
Going Global without the Trouble
In 2016, Uber paid over $100 million in class-action lawsuit settlements to drivers they misclassified as independent contractors. The example is extreme, but it highlights the importance of compliance during hiring, even for independent contractors.
Hiring contractors abroad is ever riskier because you have to learn (and adhere to) a whole new set of rules surrounding worker classification.
Access your free guide for essential notes to ensure you’re ready to hire independent contractors abroad while staying compliant and avoiding possible risks.
Access this free guide to:
- Assess your working relationship and avoid common misclassification pitfalls
- Understand the legal implications of working with independent contractors
- Understand how local laws and regulations impact your business
- Know what tax forms and legal documents to collect