As you said, your client doesn't have any registered office in India, it means they are not register under the Company Act. of Indian,
Therefore, your are as service provider / contractor, you have to take employee on your payroll & give service to client.
14th June 2014 From India, Mumbai
For many years we have been contracting full time employees and we are totally compliant ; would like to know the various nuances while dealing with part timers.
Thanks again & regards
16th June 2014 From India, Hyderabad
In case of Part time, i would suggest you to go for Retainer ship rather go for employment..
Retainer ship shall not be attract any social security benefits to the same & your cost will also in reduce as well as your in project work, so, probably, there are some responsibility & time bounding toward this profile, which you may control through this relationship.
16th June 2014 From India, Mumbai