Hiring Abroad

Hiring employees and consultants to work in other countries is challenging and requires an understanding of local laws that often differ from those in the US. For these reasons, even modest global hiring often requires expert advice specific to the country, and sometimes city or region, of operation. Working with a local partner institution or an entity authorized to hire employees and fulfill required local employment regulations can help to ensure compliance with:

  • employment laws
  • tax laws
  • payroll servicing

According to the Boston University policy on the Engagement of Professional Services, units must obtain the approval of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs for the procurement of international professional services. Global Programs and the Office of the General Counsel are available to assist in assessing legal professional service needs.