Operating overseas often requires the use of independent contractors, particularly when a company wants to test out a new market. Hiring foreign independent contractors might seem like a simple solution to get up and running quickly. However, missteps can occur when companies hire in different countries, and noncompliance with labor laws carries significant operational, financial, and legal risks.
This checklist arms you with the right questions to help assess your risk and understand the consequences of misclassified independent contractors in international markets. These key considerations will give you confidence in your hiring decisions, reduce risk, and provide insight into establishing a compliant foreign workforce.