I have just started and registered an LLC in Texas, USA. In an effort to create a presence in Texas the company will initially hire some technical talent to be used on a full time (1 + year) residential project in South Korea. What liability does this newly created company have in respect to Workers Compensation, Medical Insurance etc?
He will be based (living in) in South Korea
Thank you for your follow-up. In that case there is no obligation for worker's compensation or other duties such as insurance from Texas--there may be an obligation based on Korean law, but not on US law--US law typically is based on where the employee is based from, not where the business is based from.
Hope that helps.
Many thanks. If he is hired in Texas and then sent to South Korea (or elsewhere) does this count as being based in South Korea? Also if his family were to remain in Texas but he is based in South Korea does that change the equation?
You are most welcome. Even if he is hired in Texas but lives and works out of South Korea, that would still be considered his 'base of operations' and that is the law what would be utilized for employment purposes. Likewise, it matters where he is, not his family, so local law would again control unless and only unless in his employment contract you designate it to be based on US law. Even so he would still need to pay tax in South Korea as that is where he would be working.
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