Hiring international freelancers

April 7, 2023

Useme has published a dry-but-useful article for companies about hiring international freelancers. The whole process is far from simple. Employers may need to comply with the laws of both countries (their own and those of the freelancers they hire), follow privacy rules, fill out special tax reports, prevent misclassification, and follow labor guidelines:

“For example, in Spain, freelancers are entitled to benefits, such as yearly paid time off, if they work primarily for one client.”

One notable takeaway, however, is that truly independent professionals who work with multiple international clients are likely to be much easier to hire and work with than full-time freelance contractors.

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