W.r.t. employing international workers, please browse EPFO website for proper guidelines. Copy of one circular issued w.r.t. international workers is attached for your guidance.
1. Contractor may or may not supply contract labour to other places for which the contractor should have one PF code ( If total no. of employees in the payroll of said contractor is 20 or more)- it is always better.
2. But the issue is the organization has 425+ employee i.e the organization is covered under PF and ESI . Therefore, who ever works whether directly or through contractor will also be covered under PF & ESI whether the contractor is engaging only 5 employees. In case contractor has no PF or ESI code, compliance has to be done through PE's code.
Please go through the definition of employee under PF & ESI Act and your doubt will be clear.
S K Bandyopadhyay (Howrah, WB)
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