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Why is it important to work with a local Employer of Record when hiring in the United States from overseas?

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January 27, 2023

As companies continue to expand their operations globally, it has become increasingly common for them to hire employees from overseas to work in the United States. While this can be a great opportunity for both the employer and the employee, it can also present a number of challenges. One of the most significant challenges is navigating the complex employment laws and regulations that vary from state to state and country to country.

This is where an Employer of Record (EOR) can be extremely valuable. An EOR is a third-party organization that acts as the employer for a worker, taking on the responsibilities and liabilities associated with employment. This can include everything from payroll and benefits to compliance with labor laws and tax regulations.

When hiring employees from overseas to work in the United States, it is particularly important to work with a local EOR. This is because a local EOR will have a deep understanding of the specific employment laws and regulations that apply in the state or region where the employee will be working. They will also have the necessary relationships and resources to ensure compliance with these laws and regulations.

In addition to providing peace of mind and protecting your company from potential legal issues, working with a local EOR can also be more cost-effective. A local EOR can handle the administrative tasks associated with employment, freeing up your company’s time and resources to focus on its core business operations.

Another benefit of working with a local EOR is the ability to offer competitive compensation packages to your overseas employees. A local EOR can handle the global payroll process, ensuring that your employees are paid accurately and on time, regardless of where they are located. This can be particularly important for attracting and retaining top talent from overseas.

In summary, there are several reasons why it is important to work with a local Employer of Record when hiring in the United States from overseas. A local EOR can provide valuable expertise and resources, protect your company from potential legal issues, and handle the global payroll process. By partnering with a local EOR, you can focus on your core business operations while ensuring that your overseas employees are properly supported and compensated.

Alariss Global offers comprehensive talent acquisition and EOR services for companies that wish to launch in the US and hire local sales and marketing representatives. Book a demo for business strategy & planning to expand in the US and seeking guidance on hiring local talent, Alariss Global offers expertise and a 100% virtual solution.

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