I own a small design studio in Southern California
and am ready to hire a freelance copy writer as an independent contractor
who lives in Canada. He is a new graduate who has not formed any type of legal business in Canada. He would be working via internet from his house in Canada at any hour of his choosing as long as deadlines
are met.He would be utilized as needed on a per project basis initially, but has the potential to eventually turn into a more steady, full-time job.
I have three questions:
ONE: If I end up giving this person steady project work, at what point would I be possibly = violating current US
"independent contractor vs. full-time employee" laws
? (if they even apply across borders)
TWO: What is the proper/legal way to go about doing this with regard to the IRS
THREE: Please weigh in on whether you think it would be most wise/applicable to just hire the person as part-time initially and increase to full-time if necessary.
My business is an LLC
taxed as an S corp if that makes any difference.
Thank you in advance.