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Multiplier is a leading global employment solution that is focused on rebalancing the demand and supply of global employment. To help businesses overcome the legal hurdles of hiring global talent, Multiplier is helping companies compliantly employ talent across any market without the need to establish a legal entity. It also simplifies the employment process by taking charge of the complexities involved in handling the payroll, employment contracts, taxes, and benefits while complying with employment laws, both local and global. The company works with customers from across the globe today, with its roots in the Asia Pacific region. Users can manage global payroll, provide benefits, insurance and tackle compliance with ease starting at $300 per employee per month and $40 per freelancer per month. In geographies where businesses have their own entities, Multiplier helps companies manage payroll for their employees starting at $20 per employee per month.
Shield GEO is an international employer of record (or EOR) allowing you to use their services to hire remote employees in their countries of operation. Shield GEO is one of the services that has the widest coverage of operation, making it possible to hire employees in almost any country in the world.
Additionally to EOR services, Shield GEO also offers tax, compliance and payroll consultations.
Pilot takes care of payroll, benefits, and compliance for US-based companies hiring remote employees and contractors internationally. Onboard and pay employees in 160+ countries without having to set up local entities. Pilot handles employment paperwork, tax withholding, and more, with contracts that support a streamlined, two-step IP transfer. If you’re hiring contractors instead, you can use Pilot to onboard and pay contractors in 240+ countries, with no markup fees. Payments are sent directly to contractors’ bank accounts, so that they don’t need to use an e-wallet. The employee plan has a flat fee starting from $299/month/employee, and the contractor plan has a flat fee of $29/month/contractor.
Papaya is a leading employer of record (or EOR) service, as well as contractor management system, that allows you to hire employees worldwide and manage contracting agreement all in one place.
With a pricing point starting at $770 flat per employee and month, it's on the cheaper side of global payroll services. In return for that, Papaya provides employees with tax filing, cross-border payments, compliance checks and more.
Deel is a payment solution and management software for remote teams that are planning to onboard remote employees in the form of contractors. The issue that Deel solves here is establishing legally compliant contracts with everyone and running payroll, making sure that everyone gets paid on time, no matter where they are.
Compared to running your own payroll, this obviously comes at a cost. However, the cost is substantially lower than a EOR (employer of record) solution and starting at just $50/month.
Sky Executive is an Asia-based EOR service offering employment through their entities in countries like Vietnam, India, Combadia and South Korea. Due to their local expertise, you can count on local compliance. The pricing is done on request, so it can be assumed there's a place for custom agreements.
New Horizons has a strong focus on central and east asia, as well as the middle east, and offers coverage as EOR service in a few countries that are usually going forgotten. As usual, agreements are being done through proposals and there might be wiggle room for custom offers.
Skuad is a fast growing global employment and payroll platform. It enables companies to employ and pay exceptional talent anywhere in the world, compliantly.
Skuad’s digital employment infrastructure ensures companies can hire, onboard and pay employees and contractors in 160+ countries, without setting up local entities, on a single unified dashboard. Skuad’s legal infrastructure manages all local compliances, and provides a range of amazing country-specific benefits and insurance packages.
Skuad is built for the new world of work, where large enterprises and emerging startups can access the best talent globally, to grow their business and build diverse distributed teams. There are no upfront fees, hidden costs or long-term lock-ins involved.
The catch-all solution to hiring remote workers is to do so as independent contractors. ICA (Independent Contractor Agreements) are usually simple and short contracts that are legally compliant in some form or another in any country of the world.
The important distinction here is that independent contractors are not legally employed as employees. In their respective jurisdictions, your employees may therefore not be legally protected under employment laws, but are self-employed.
The legally compliant way to hire employees in any country of the world is to set up a sub-corporation in said country. Depending on the country, this is easier said than done and often needs local representation. It's therefore only realistic to do if you are planning on quickly hiring a larger team in a specific country or are already working with a big workforce in a specifc country.
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