I have a friend from Russia who is working on his PhD. He has a US student visa (F-1).
We have received a job to create a mobile application for our local government in which we would both receive a fairly large payment. He has informed me that his visa restricts him to only working for the university at a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Is there anyway he could receive payment? Small loop hole?
My plan was to create my own business and allow them to 1099 me. If he could be paid through this method that would be ideal.