Produce a research paper on US firm hiring overseas freelancers.
We are a US firm and have a number of projects to be completed, mostly programming work in Java and C# .NET. One of the sources could be GAF. We are concerned whether it's legal for a US firm to pay for services from a freelancer/vendor who is not a US resident and cannot legally work in the US.
Your job is to produce a legal paper on the topic. You must quote reputable and well known sources, preferably relevant US government agencies (department of labor, INS, etc…) .
You will produce an executive summary: 200-300 words stating your opinion. You will produce a more elaborate opinion where you quote sources.
Ideally, you have experience doing this and can quote prior and similar jobs you have successfully completed.