About me: Born and raised in India till I was 22…Moved to the US 12 years back.
About my project: Mobile App, should take between 2 -3 months to complete. I have a 2nd app lined up to be worked upon once this project is completed.
1) Should I hire a contractor (on a work-for-hire basis) just for this 1 project that contracts with my US based LLC and ask him to work from my friend’s office (to allow more control)?
2) Should I hire a full time employee that works directly for my LLC in the US (because there will be more flexibility about changing code and less arguments and I anyway have a second project lined up) – Basically is it possible to hire an individual in India that works directly for US entity?
3) Should I hire a full time employee that will be hired for my friend’s company and I will contract with my friend (closest friend – so not worried at all abt breaching contract and all)? Would that protect me better? Is that easier to do than hire this person directly for my US entity?
I am very confused between my options. Any help would be appreciated.