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
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, … Continue reading How to choose your Employer of Record with 11 questions
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 … Continue reading How to continue employing people who want to move to another country
The first time I heard about the Right to Disconnect in France was three months ago when friends were forced to work fully remotely due to Covid19. I had been working this way for years and loved it, but they were finding it hard to disconnect when work and life happened in the same place. … Continue reading Is the Right to Disconnect in France the Antidote to Burnout?
If leaders do not make their companies fit for a world where a remote and distributed way of work is far more prevalent, they risk becoming less competitive employers. A change in how we operate is needed, which goes beyond opening up the recruitment pool and advertising remote-friendly jobs. Let's explore what the solution is.
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.