Hire contractors in India

Hiring contractors in India? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Indian contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in India—while staying compliant with local laws.

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+5:30 (New Delhi)

Ready to hire a contractor in India?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in India in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in India can be a rollercoaster

Hiring independent contractors in India can be daunting if you aren’t familiar with the local labor laws, including the Contract Labor Act. Misclassifying workers can result in penalties from the Income Tax Department, and Indian courts may require you to retroactively provide benefits like Employees Provident Fund and Employee State Insurance contributions. You should try to pay contractors in India in Indian Rupees (INR) and ensure they have the necessary information to file their Income Tax Return. Rippling streamlines the process so you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly. 

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in India

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Indian contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Indian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in India in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Indian contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR or your own entity. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your Indian contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Indian contractors in INR

Easily pay contractors in your currency or INR. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.