No one has asked me this type of question about compensation for employees for about 15 years now so I’m grateful to the questioner for raising it as she did.
I have successfully registered a business and been awarded an investment visa in Hong Kong.
The company is a start up with limited capital but big plans.
I have identified an individual I’d like to employ, have no doubt he would pass the approvability test, and don’t expect to have issues around quotas.
However my business cannot yet afford to pay a meaningful salary.
I’d like to compensate the individual with equity until such time as the business is generating enough revenue to pay market salaries – a situation both parties are completely happy with.
Is there any ability to sponsor an employment visa given this arrangement?
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