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

employer of record for employees

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

A Guide to Employee Rights in The Netherlands 🇳🇱

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 … Continue reading A Guide to Employee Rights in The Netherlands 🇳🇱

A guide to benefits in the UK

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 … Continue reading A guide to benefits in the UK

Everything You Need to Know About Benefits in Kind

everything you need to know about benefits in kind

When I first moved from running Italian payroll to being responsible for international payroll in multiple countries, I remember being surprised by how complex being compliant with many different regulations was. It was challenging to ensure employees’ net salaries were impacted consistently across different countries. This was particularly the case with benefits in kind (vs general benefits) as they are treated differently across the board.

Five areas of international payroll you need to understand

five areas of international payroll to understand

Irrespective of where in the world it's done, payroll is the process and system by which a company pays its employees, pay period in and pay period out. It involves keeping employee financial records, calculating their paycheck taking wages, taxes, tax credits, allowances, and benefits-in-kind into consideration, and issuing those paychecks. Regardless of where the company or its employees are based, every employee must receive the accurate pay (and payslip) with all withholdings and deductions submitted to the local tax authorities. Here is what you need to understand about international payroll

10 Inherent Inequalities Between Independent Contractors and Employees

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.