What's the best way for a UK company to pay American worker bees?
October 20, 2013 4:47 PM Subscribe
About a month ago, a British company hired me to work 25+ hours a week for three months, with the possibility to go full-time after that if my coworker and I land a certain number of clients. (We're opening its New York office.) Payment is a clusterfuck.
posted by jessca84 to work & money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The issue: the CEO pays us in international wire transfers, which dings him on fees and takes forever on our end. (Rather than paying us in pounds, the transfers come from an HSBC UK dollar bank account -- not sure what the advantages/disadvantages are of this method). Because I want to get my money right
, and because the dude's crazy overwhelmed with an expanding company and impending wedding date, I offered to email him about better options this week. Other facts:
Did my research: this is a great company with high profile clients and 14 employees in the UK.
The income I've received so far is 1099. In the US this would technically be illegal since I'm acting as an employee of the company rather than a consultant. The CEO is not opposed to a W2 payroll service.
So ... do you know if there's a speedy and inexpensive way for an international client to pay freelancers/employees? Thank you!!