Legal Compliance Tips for Recruiters and Clients

by Veronica Blatt

As part of our recent AsiaPac Virtual Conference, Jennifer Van Dale, partner of Eversheds Sutherland delivered a presentation on Leveraging Compliance to Drive Business. Jennifer heads Eversheds’ Hong Kong and Asia Pacific employment practice, representing employers and senior executives. Her practice touches on all aspects of employment work, from background checks to HR compliance issues to post-termination restraints. Read the rest of this entry »


How To Determine Work Status Of Your International Hires

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Eric Snethkamp, global channels & strategic alliances manager for SafeGuard World International. For nearly a decade, organizations around the world have relied on SafeGuard World for their global HR needs, specifically around payroll and employee compliance. SafeGuard World is an Alliance Partner of NPAworldwide.

I have previously discussed the importance of properly classifying the work status of your international hires. Many countries have regulations similar to those of the IRS which can act a general starting point to begin making the determination.

From IRS Rev. Rul. 87-41:

Over the years courts have identified on a case-by-case basis various facts or factors that are relevant in determining whether an employer-employee relationship exists. In 1987, based on an examination of cases and rulings, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) developed a list of 20 factors that may be examined in determining whether an employer-employee relationship exists. Read the rest of this entry »