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[Explainer] How an Employer of Record Affects You as an Employee

My first job working remotely was a case of fortuitousness - I had brunch with someone visiting town and casually mentioned I was looking into making better use of my journalism degree. The day after, my brunch date ended up offering me a job for their US-based company. I didn't have to move for the […]

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A Guide to Employee Rights in The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Considering employing someone in The Netherlands? To do that compliantly, an employer has a lot of obligations they have to fulfil. One comprehensive and important topic is the set of local employee rights a remote worker in The Netherlands is entitled to.  Below is a guide to employee rights in The Netherlands to help you […]

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A guide to employee rights in Germany 🇩🇪

Compliantly employing someone comes with a lot of obligations and topics you have to be on top of. When you are doing that in a country foreign to you, everything will be brand new and you will have a lot of learning to do. One comprehensive and important topic is the set of local employee […]

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A guide to benefits in the UK

Update: Since publication, we have put all three articles on UK benefits in a downloadable ebook and have added the full stories of four companies we spoke to about how they approach their benefits program. Grab it here. A constant question on every employer’s mind is “What benefits should I be offering to attract and […]

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How to choose your Employer of Record with 11 questions

Internationally remote employment is hard. It takes enormous effort to employ a remote worker in a legal and compliant way. In order to be compliant, you should avoid misclassifying workers as independent contractors and you must abide by all local employment laws, run local payroll, and fulfil a host of employer obligations. In other words, […]

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A guide to working from home in New Zealand 🇳🇿

The ability to work from home, wherever in the world this may be, is here to stay. In some small way, it's the silver lining to a difficult pandemic, which forced people and companies around the world to experiment with a form of work that may have felt uncomfortable, or not feasible previously. And now […]

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How to continue employing people who want to move to another country

When the Covid19 pandemic hit us, most knowledge workers became suddenly remote. Whether they liked it or not, they had to stay home and set up some sort of a functioning space where they could do as much uninterrupted work as humanly possible, given the circumstances.  I was no different. I swapped my 15-minute cycle […]

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What is an Employer of Record?

In this post, we explain in detail what an Employer of Record is and what to expect from such a service provider. Firstly, however, it’s important to understand what employment itself means.

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10 Inherent Inequalities Between Independent Contractors and Employees

In our last post, we covered one of Remote Work's tricky "Gotcha Moments": having remote workers as independent contractors instead of employees can cause many problems. The fact that many distributed companies still do it doesn't make it right. The repercussions of doing so can be grave and damaging in financial, reputational, strategic and ethical ways.

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