North America

United States (USA)

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Employer of Record (EOR) in United States (USA)

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
United States (USA) Introduction

The United States of America (US or USA) is a country in North America consisting of 50 states, a federal district, 5 major unincorporated territories, 9 minor outlying islands, and 326 Indian reservations with limited sovereignty. The country is bordered by Mexico and Canada, and has the largest GDP in the world. The United States is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, and its population has been profoundly shaped by its centuries of immigration from other countries.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Employees can receive 12 weeks of unpaid leave for legal parents upon the birth or adoption of their child. There is no paternity leave entitlement federally, but some states have paid leave policies.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is covered by the same act as parental leave, called the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It only applies to serious illnesses and allows employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Some states will offer additional Family, Medical, Maternity, and parental leave that works concurrently or in addition to FMLA.

Paid Leave

There are 10 federal holidays in the US, and there is no statutory requirement to grant employees paid time off (some states do). Employees can qualify for military leave or donor leave.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and has not been raised since 2009. However, each state has their own minimum wage laws (such as California where it is $15/hr). A standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day, and overtime work is paid at between 150%-200% of the regular salary.

Termination Process


All states (except Montana) have at-will employment, which means either employees or employers can terminate the employment relationship at any time. Employers can generally terminate employees without any reason, explanation, or warning.

Notice Period

Notice periods of 2 weeks can be included in the employment contract, but there is no statutory requirement.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is not required in the United States, but some employers provide 1-2 months of pay for every year worked at the company.

Additional Information


US Dollar (USD)
Capital City:
Washington, D.C.
335 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
Varies by State
Employer TaxES

★  6.2% - Social Security

★  1.45% - Medicare

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How Remofirst employs in United States (USA)

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in United States (USA) get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in United States (USA) are paid on time in US Dollar (USD). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in United States (USA), they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.