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Q: Information on hiring foreign workers ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Information on hiring foreign workers
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: darwin1234-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 09 Oct 2006 14:00 PDT
Expires: 08 Nov 2006 13:00 PST
Question ID: 772082
I need assistance in identifying sources of information regarding
hiring a foreign worker for a small business in the United States.  

In this specific case we are looking to hire a person in India and a
person in China.  Both will work from their respective countries for
the US company and will not be attempting to gain visas to work from
the US.  The job arrangement may be as an hourly employee of the US
company, or as a contractor to the US company, whichever is easier. 
Please provide sources of information for both arrangements if
possible.  I need links to articles or relavent regulations that will
help me understand the requirements to comply with any labor, tax, or
immigration laws of the US.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 15 Oct 2006 19:24 PDT

Companies outsource work to foreign countries all the time...when you
call a tech support help desk, the tecnician may just as easily be in
India as in Indiana.

If you hire help on a contractor basis, there's no particular
restrictions that I'm aware of that apply to foreign based workers. 
In other words, a entering into a contract with someone in India or
China is pretty much the same as with a domestic contract.

There are plenty of sites that can hook you up with potential
freelance workers in other countries, if you don't have specific
people in mind already.

With that as background, can you clarify what, specifically, you're looking for?


There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Information on hiring foreign workers
From: nabeelzeeshan-ga on 15 Oct 2006 18:54 PDT
this is by the US Department of Labor
Subject: Re: Information on hiring foreign workers
From: jesse_yin-ga on 14 Nov 2006 17:53 PST
pafalafa is right, i have not heard any regulation or block for
recruiting employee in China especially personal recruitment.I have
many friends around work as SOHO at home, some work for foreign
companies.(By the way i am in China)
I may of some help if you can specify the detail request.

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