I have a foreign registered LLC business (for-profit) and a church/missions (non-profit) registered in another country. I want to export Dominican produce, food and manufactured goods. Once fairly fluent in Spanish as a young child, my Spanish is not adequate for me to negotiate directly with farmers, farmers associations and manufacturers. Therefore, until I become a fluent Spanish speaker, I would like to purchase products from an independent broker who works at his/her own location at his/her own time and schedule. He/she would give me a price for each product I request; and, if I accept the price, my company will purchase the product(s) from the farmer, farmer association or manufacturer. This broker may or may not have a registered business. Would such a person be considered an employee?