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We’re living in the new era of the remote workforce. This frees up employers to hire from anywhere. Currently, one in four workers in America works from home. That number predicts to increase through 2025. If you’re hiring more people from out of state these days, you’re not alone. But how can you be sure to support them properly from afar? The answer is an employer of record (EOR). 

How Can an EOR Help Your Remote Hiring Process? 

How an EOR Works

Today we can work from anywhere—but is your company set up to handle this? Many times, companies fail to support their new remote workers across state lines or even around the corner. This can lead to problems such as: 

  • Payroll mistakes. Payroll taxes can vary by state and local ordinances, leading to mistakes in withholdings on paychecks. If your HR team struggles to keep up with all these variances, an EOR can help. 
  • Wage and hour requirement errors. If an employee works in a different jurisdiction, it’s possible that local rules change how many hours are required to be considered “full-time” under the law. There are different wage laws for exemptions, minimum wage, and overtime, in many cases. If you’re not confident you understand these ramifications, contact an EOR. 
  • I-9 employment status mistakes can cost you fines and reputational damage. It also harms the employee relationship. Some states now have E-Verify requirements, and others do not. How will that affect your business? An EOR knows! 
  • Workers’ compensation is potentially a nightmare when you have a dispersed workforce. If the employee gets hurt while working from home in your job, what do they do? Are there occupational illnesses covered when the worker is remote? Call an EOR to effectively support your remote team in this area of the employment contract. 

What Else EOR’s Help With

But what about issues not related to compensation and benefits? Having a remote workforce changes how you do orientation and how you gear up to support career development in your workforce. Career development is a huge issue when trying to keep your employees engaged. It helps with retention, too. But it gets harder to support your teams as individuals when they’re spread to the four winds. 

EORs are engaged in the business of compliance. We help employers by eliminating the risk they undertake when adapting to a remote workforce that operates across state lines or even in other cities. We know the rules are ever-changing, but an EOR team focuses on maintaining the legality of the employer/workforce relationship while supporting your remote teams in a positive workplace experience. EORs like FoxHire focus on this arm of your business so that your HR team can find the best talent and retain them long-term. 

Does Your Company Have an EOR?

An EOR can support your remote workforce by helping managers develop customized training modules to support their growth. EORs like FoxHire can handle orientation, too. An EOR can act as an extension of your HR team by providing all of the assistance you need around a contract labor pool. Talk with FoxHire to see what we can do to help your remote teams thrive in 2022—and beyond. 

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