这篇文章回答一个网友的问题，一般美国公司怎么雇佣非美国员工呢, 比如在中国的员工, 可以开工资么?
据我理解，最简单的是以公司对公司形式。也就是你有任务给对方做，对方完成任务后给你出具invoice. 你根据发票给对方汇款。这种方式和在美国境内雇independent contractor的原理是一样的。
而如果在海外雇佣全职员工的话，麻烦事就多了, 要考虑到对方所在国的法律问题，税收问题等等。比如可能要在国内setup一个外国公司，要通过外企服务公司来签合同等等。在人事上, 员工就是挂靠在外企服务公司名下，等同于外企服务公司派给你在国内的公司工作。
There are 2 common routes where you can engage with specific people you like that live in a foreign country:
1) The overseas guy has set up a small company (LLC, sole proprietorship) from which to do business. You hire this company to do work for you; on a time and materials or project milestones basis.
2) For larger and permanent teams: you engage with a company which specializes in offshore/outsource development. You contract with this company based on a legal framework, and a statement of work which specifies which team size and skills/positions you are looking to fill. The overseas company then finds potential employees, present them for your approval, and finally hires them, provides office space, IT infrastructure, HR services, handles legal matters regarding employment, etc.
In both cases you're simply engaging with an overseas company, so you get a regular invoice from that company, which you pay. The relationship is your company -> overseas company -> overseas employee.