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Hire globally with Remote Employer of Record

Simply hire, manage and pay employees in any country where you don’t have a legal entity.

Compliantly hire, manage and pay anyone, anywhere

Imagine you found the perfect developer in Denmark, a brilliant marketer in Morocco, or a top sales rep in Singapore. Now what?

We own legal entities around the world so you don't have to.

We handle payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance, and more, for one flat monthly price.

We're so confident you'll love our simple, yet powerful platform that if you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund our management fees for your first 90 days.

With just a few clicks, you can start onboarding your new hire, risk free.

Get visibility into the entire employment lifecycle

Onboard in days, not weeks
  • Invite new starters to complete onboarding in seconds

  • All local right-to-work and identity checks included

  • Customize job role, probation periods, salary, benefits, and more

Manage HR tasks in one place
  • Approve time off and expense requests

  • Process job description and compensation changes, and support relocations

  • Get expert guidance on unique labor laws for each country

Pay your team on time, in their local currency
  • Understand your payroll costs, including employer taxes and other fees

  • Offer benefits that fit your budget and employer value proposition

  • Reward employees with incentives, bonuses, and other stipends

Offboard employees in compliance with local laws
  • Raise probation and performance issues in confidence

  • Receive expert advice through the termination process

  • See the status of any resignation requests, terminations, and outstanding costs

Onboard in days, not weeks

  • Invite new starters to complete onboarding in seconds

  • All local right-to-work and identity checks included

  • Customize job role, probation periods, salary, benefits, and more

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See how easy it is to get started

Take our self-guided tour to see how easy it is to hire, manage, and pay your team with Remote Employer of Record.

Offer benefits and perks to attract and retain top talent

Remote lets you hire the best person for the job — no matter where in the world they live. But how do you ensure they're happy and invested? We’ve got you covered.

Flexible benefits packages

Take advantage of our group rates to offer cost-effective benefits in each country. Our flexible benefits plans help you save money and time.

Equity incentives

Reward and motivate your team by offering equity globally and let us handle the tax and reporting requirements.

Time off

Offer unlimited leave or generous time off. Employees can request and you can approve quickly and easily in-platform.

Expense reimbursement

Offer expense budgets for home office equipment, co-working allowances, learning, and more. Employees can easily submit claims and get reimbursed.

Don’t just take our word for it

Loved by thousands of global organizations

  • "The level of trust and transparency with Remote felt quite different from some of the other pricing conversations that I have had in the past. Sometimes you go into these conversations feeling like you’re about to be oversold. But Remote is genuinely interested in optimizing our business, and giving us the best pricing models and plans for our needs."
  • “Our previous EOR had outsourced the payroll work in that country. It was the cheapest entity they could find, and it was rubbish. The fact that Remote has entities in each country means that you ARE a part of Remote. Not an unknown third party.”
  • “We’re a publicly listed company, so we needed the stability and reliability of a well-known brand to help us scale; with the support, the roadmap, and the ability to support multiple countries — and handle all the compliance wherever we wanted to hire. Remote immediately ticked all those boxes."
  • “What sets Remote apart from all other providers is that it is 100% scalable and reliable. It’s so simple to hire, onboard, manage, and pay top talent. Remote makes it so simple and we know we’re compliant. It’s brilliant.”

Give every employee a first-class experience

They’ll feel guided, cared for, and empowered to manage all aspects of their employment from our user-friendly platform and mobile app.

Employees can self-serve with ease
  • Self-onboard

  • Manage benefits and provide payroll deposit methods

  • View personal details

  • Manage and request time off

  • Track working hours and submit timesheets

  • Submit expenses for reimbursement

  • View payslips

  • Request documents like employment verification

  • Access the Remote Help Center

Integrations

Manage all your global HR tasks from a single platform

Employee profiles

View employee profiles and update employment details instantly

Local benefits

Offer country-specific benefits packages at specially-negotiated rates

Stock options

Offer equity to global team members — we’ll help you stay compliant

Tax calculation

Pay hourly or salaried workers — we’ll handle location-specific taxes and withholding

Time and attendance

Approve time off requests, track working hours, and monitor attendance

Expenses

Approve and pay expense reimbursements and incentives

Salary benchmarking

Leverage the Compensation Calculator to see how far your money will go in different markets

Helpful support

Get the help you need any time through chat, requests, or our self-service Help Center.

Making global employment easy

Hiring internationally can be confusing. Our tools, guides, and expert support are here to guide you through your global hiring journey.

Fair Price Guarantee

Get peace of mind with our fair and transparent pricing.

Low, flat-rate pricing

Hire, manage, and pay contractors and employees for one low, monthly rate.

No hidden fees or surprises

Unlike other providers, we don’t charge extra for services like offboarding or equity management.

No Minimums

No minimum contract amounts or lengths, number of hires, or exclusivity agreements. Companies of all sizes can use Remote in the way that works for them.

Pay as you go

We don’t require upfront deposits for every employee. Instead, we use intelligent risk scoring and may require a reserve in rare circumstances. Keep your cash and use it to grow your business.

EOR Satisfaction Guarantee

Try Remote risk-free. If you’re not completely satisfied, we'll refund all management fees for the first 90 days.

Only pay for what you use

Unlike other vendors, we only charge you for the contractors you work with in a given month, saving you money automatically.

Get a free account

Create a free account and start managing your team right away; pay as you go for additional products like Employer of Record, Contractor Management, and Global Payroll

Hire internationally with Remote EOR

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

  • If you're not completely satisfied, we will refund all management fees paid during your first 90 days.

  • Unlike other providers, you’ll always know exactly how much you’re paying and we never tack on extra fees for services like offboarding or equity management.

  • We don't charge extra for onboarding or offboarding employees.

  • Other providers claim to provide compliant equity incentives support, but only Remote can manage the entire lifecyle including withholding and reporting.

  • Avoid risk during every step of the hiring and employment process with built-in security and compliance and proactive monitoring that covers right to hire, payroll, taxes, benefits, and more.

  • Onboard employees in days, not weeks.

  • Flexible benefits plans tailored to each country to help you attract world-class talent

Employer of Record FAQs

The short answer is yes, but doing so either requires you to open your own legal entity in the country or employ the workers as contractors. Both strategies have their pros and cons.

If you open your own legal entity, you will be responsible for managing your entire presence in the new country. That means hiring lawyers, payroll specialists, benefits administrators, and other professionals. Doing so may make sense if you plan to hire hundreds of people in a new country, but if you only plan to employ a handful (or even a few dozen), an EOR is more cost effective.

Hiring workers as contractors requires you to be diligent. International contractor misclassification is a serious issue and can lead to hefty fines and penalties. Going through an EOR insulates your business from potential compliance risks by making workers fully fledged employees.

An Employer of Record, or EOR, is a company that legally employs workers on behalf of another business.

It is important to note not all Employers or Record operate the same way, and there can be important differences in how EOR services are provided. Some EORs (like Remote) own their own legal entities in each country they operate in, while others act as intermediaries and do not own any entities. Still other EORs may use a mix of their own entities and partner entities. It is important that the EOR you select matches your needs for employment compliance in the countries you want to hire in.

An employer of record (EOR) can hire employees on your behalf in other countries, while a professional employer organization (PEO) may not. Some companies call themselves “international PEOs” and provide EOR services. Others using the term “international PEO” only provide services for companies that already own legal entities in other countries.

Think of it this way: if you want to hire a person in a country where you do not own a legal entity, you need an EOR. If you want help managing HR functions, like payroll and benefits administration, in a country or region where you already own your own entity, you need a PEO. Basically, a PEO offers most of the same services as an EOR, but does not handle the legal employment of your employees in other countries.

Learn more about the differences between an EOR and a PEO in our helpful guide.

Employer of record costs typically break down into either a flat fee or a percentage pricing model. Flat fees are charged per-employee without regard to level or salary. Percentage models charge a percentage of the salary; fees will vary with the level and compensation of the specific employee.

Be cautious of employer of record pricing model that uses percentage. Global employment costs can be highly variable, but a good EOR accounts for these costs and can tell you what your bill will be up front. Percentage-based fee structures encourage companies to keep worker salaries low while funneling more money to third-party providers.

Remote’s employer or record pricing is $599 per month (paid annually) or $699 (paid monthly). No hidden fees, minimums, contract lengths, or exclusivity agreements. Choose the plan that works for your team. View our pricing page to see how easy, quick, and affordable growing your global team can be.

The primary responsibility of any employer of record is acting as the legal local employer for your employees in other countries. Your EOR shields your company from liability and compliance risks by employing workers legally on your behalf.

A EOR also handles complicated HR work that goes with hiring workers in other countries. Different places have different rules for things; how often employees should be paid, which currencies are allowed, how much paid time off employees must receive, and many more. EORs manage all of these complexities on your behalf, so you can spend less time on administrative work and more time on hiring staff to grow your business.

Importantly, an EOR is not involved in the management of the employee’s tasks or performance. You work with employees employed through an EOR the same way you work with any of your other employees. The only difference between an employee in your office and an employee under an EOR in another country is in who handles the paperwork.

An Employer of Record is a third-party provider that is legally responsible for another organizations employees. An EOR manages, among other things, the administration of employee payroll for employees in other countries. When you employ someone in another country through an EOR, you provide funds to the EOR, and the EOR handles salary distribution, including any necessary tax deductions, social security contributions, and retirement accounts.

Working with an EOR allows you to confidently handle international payroll complexities in compliance with the laws of countries beyond your own. An EOR allows you to hire workers in other countries without becoming an expert in the payroll laws and customs of those countries. You simply find the right person for the job, then let your EOR take care of the details.

When comparing employer of record services, consider number of countries where they offer first hand services, the breadth of global HR solutions offered like payroll, benefits administration, onboarding, and local taxes, as well as the thoroughness of local compliance in each country they service. In addition the quality of the user interface should be considered.

Only work with an EOR that owns its own local entity in the country where you want to hire. Otherwise, you may end up with your own workers employed by an unknown third party in a country where you have limited oversight or control over the quality of their experience.

In addition, your EOR should be able to provide exemplary protections for your intellectual property.

Without those protections, you could be drawn into uncomfortable situations and lengthy court battles related to ownership of your IP in different countries — a nightmare scenario for any business.

Here are a few questions you may want to ask:

An employer of record can perform a number of HR and legal functions, including:

  • Do you own an entity in this country, or do you outsource the employment and compliance to a third party?

  • How do you protect intellectual property and invention rights in this country?

  • Do you share employee data with any third parties?

  • Do you keep all employee documentation for employees in all countries in one easy-to-access hub?

Remote owns all our own entities, provides the strongest IP protections and data security in the industry, and offers best-in-class global employment software to meet your needs.

Yes, using an Employer of Record is completely legal in most countries However, the maximum level of legal compliance is only provided by EORs that have their own business entities in the countries you want to hire.

Before you begin working with an EOR, make sure they EOR own a local entity and have sufficient knowledge to properly handle localized payroll, health benefits, taxes, and any other benefits or compensation you might offer, such as stock options.

If you are unsure when to use an employer of record, learn more about why an EOR is often the most straightforward approach to international employment.

Still have more questions? Contact support.

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