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.
While the rise of mature tooling and services have enabled companies to more easily collaborate and create value with distributed teams than ever before, a legal and compliant remote work setup needs much more than great communication tools. We have already shared what are some of the employment challenges with remote workers and why hiring them as independent contractors is a bad idea in the long term. The only viable long term solution is legally employing them and establishing international payroll processes. In this post, we offer an 8-step “Do-It-Yourself” guide to setting up international payroll operations for your company.
Albeit a common practice when working with remote workers, hiring them as independent contractors can have financial, strategic, reputational and ethical repercussions.
It is about ten minutes into my conversation with Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting and founder of the Remote Work Association, that I realise working from the wrong setup at home may be seen as a form of non-compliance. I am sitting on the couch, instead of an ergonomic chair and desk, I have … Continue reading How to be a Compliant Remote Company in 2020: A 10-step Guide