United States
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United States

Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


United States

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Hiring in


United States

isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


United States

, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


United States

while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



United States Dollar (USD, $)

Payroll Frequency

Biweekly or Monthly

Public Holidays


Employer Taxes

7.65% (plus state taxes)

Cost of Living Index

$$$$ (28 of 139 nations)

Statutory Leave

No federal requirement

Sick Leave

No federal requirement

Maternity Leave

12 weeks unpaid

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


United States

, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

US federal law sets the minimum wage at $7.25. However, some additional state laws place more stringent requirements on employers.  California, for example, mandates a state-wide $15 minimum hourly wage.

Overtime Pay

US federal overtime provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unless exempt, employees covered by the Act must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rates of pay.

Additional Pay

While not mandatory, private health insurance is generally provided by employers in the United States due to the country's limited public insurance offerings.

As such, offering employment in the United States can prove to be a complicated, benefit policy heavy process which requires extensive administrative burdens and higher costs.

Payroll Cycle

Private employers in the United States generally pay salaries twice a month. For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal bi-monthly installments, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 6.2%: Social security
  • 1.45%: Medicare
  • Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 6.2%: Social security
  • 1.45%: Medicare
  • 6%: Unemployment tax (charged on the first $7,000 an employee earns per year)
  • Employment Information

    Termination Process

    With the exception of Montana, all US states categorize the employer-employee relationship as "employment at will". This implies that either an employer or employee can terminate their employment agreement with little to no warning and employers can generally fire employees without any reason or explanation.

    Although varying by state, a few common exceptions are as follows:

    • Employment contracts — employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and/or specific contracts are, on occasion, protected from at will terminations
    • Implied contracts — employers cannot fire employees arbitrarily if an implied contract has been agreed upon in principle, whether or not it’s documented
    • Good faith and fair dealing — employers cannot terminate employees to avoid paying for agreed benefits like healthcare, pensions, scheduled bonuses, or commission-based payments
    • Public policy — certain state laws can prohibit employers from terminating employees without cause

    Notice period

    Notice period requirements are detailed in specific employment contracts.

    Although not mandated by law, both employers and employees generally provide two weeks notice of the termination of any employment agreement.

    Probation Period

    Probation periods in the United States usually last 60 - 90 days although employers can fix probation periods at their discretion.

    Severance Details

    Although there is no federally required severance pay, employers in the United States generally provide one or two month’s pay for every year continuously worked.

    Benefits of working in a country abroad

    Borderless Benefits Packages in


    United States

    When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Retirement Contributions

    Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


    United States

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