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Read the latest news and best practices on US and international labor laws and tax compliance.

Australian Employment Laws: An Easy Guide for US-Based Companies

With a stable and resilient economy driven by dynamic and diverse industries, Australia is the country of choice for many US companies looking to expand their teams globally. This guide will walk you through the Australian employment laws you need to know when hiring employees or contractors.

What’s the Difference Between a Contractor and a Full Time Employee?

We picked eleven main differences between permanent employees or individual contractors, based on local laws and procedures we’ve seen in different countries.

How to Choose International PEO?

You decided to expand internationally and make your first hires/payments through PEO. But, before signing the papers, there is still significant research to make and a question to ask: which PEO is best for you?

Illinois Business Registration: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hiring in Illinois and need information about the Illinois business registration process? This step-by-step guide shows you how to register a business in Illinois if you're a new business owner or are registered in another state.

Ohio Business Registration: A Step-by-Step Guide

Need information about the Ohio business registration process? This step-by-step guide will show you how to register a business in Ohio if you're a new business owner or are registered from out of state.

Paying Independent Contractors: Delivering the Best Experience Possible

When you're paying independent contractors, you want their time to be spent on the work - not late payments, unexpected fees, and paperwork. Read our do's and don'ts for paying contractors.

Brazil Vacation Laws: A Guide for US Companies Hiring Abroad

Vacation laws in Brazil follow the structure of vacation laws in the US in many ways, but there are also key differences. Read our guide to learn more about Brazilian vacation laws for US companies building teams internationally.

Paid Parental Leave: A Guide to Trends and Policies in the US and Globally

Paid parental leave policies are continually evolving in the US and internationally. Read our guide to learn about trends and policies in parental leave for employees in the US and beyond.

What You Need to Know When Hiring an Independent Contractor

Read our guide on what to consider when you're hiring a contractor, including pros and cons of hiring contractors vs. employees; when to hire in the U.S. vs. internationally; tax and legal compliance; and more.

12 Tricky Filing Errors That Lead to a 1099 Penalty

There are many types of 1099 forms, and it can be easy to make mistakes when filing one. Read our guide to the most common 1099 errors and how to file corrections to avoid penalties.

All About the W-8 BEN Form: What It’s For and How to Request It

When you find that perfect international contractor, it's important to know the ins and outs of the W-8 form. Learn what Forms W-8 BEN and W-8 BEN-E are for and how to request and collect them.

What is a 147C Letter and When Do You Request One?

A 147C letter is just the document you need if you’ve lost your employer identification number (EIN). Learn what it is exactly, when you need it, and how to request one from the IRS.

ITIN vs. EIN vs. SSN: Differences and What You Should Know

What are the differences between an ITIN, EIN, and SSN, and when should you use each for your business?

Independent Contractor vs. Self-Employed: What You Need to Know

Not all self-employed people are independent contractors. Learn what an independent contractor is and what "self-employed" means, and 4 things non-employees must have when working for you.

Employment Laws in Kenya: A Guide for US Companies Hiring Abroad

With its vibrant tech industry, Kenya is an increasingly popular place for US companies to hire remote workers. Learn the key employment laws to keep in mind when hiring there.

How to Find and Pay Contractors in Kenya: A Guide for US Employers

With its strong tech industry and English as one of its official languages, Kenya is a great place for US companies to hire remotely. Learn best practices for hiring and paying contractors there.

Equity Compensation: How It Works and How to Implement It

Offering equity compensation can make you more competitive as an employer. Learn about the different types of equity compensation plans, their benefits, and how to set up a plan for your company.

Leave Laws and Holidays in Indonesia: A Guide for US Companies

Looking to expand your US company to Indonesia? Get a walkthrough of Indonesian leave laws and other employment policies, in preparation for hiring there.

Employment Laws in Nigeria: A Guide for US Companies Hiring Abroad

With its booming technology sector, Nigeria is a great place for US companies to expand their teams. We walked through the key employment laws to keep in mind when hiring there.

4 Types of Employment Contracts to Consider for Hiring

Choosing the appropriate employment contract is an important step toward protecting both your company and your workers' rights. We walked through the four main types of contracts.

Easily Hire Employees in All 50 States: Automated State Registrations with Pilot

Eliminate hours of manual effort by using Pilot for your state registration process whenever you hire employees in a new state.

Independent Contractor Misclassification: Risks and Best Practices

Knowing the differences between independent contractors and employees is essential when it comes to hiring and compliance. Learn what these differences are, potential misclassification penalties, and best practices for correct classification.

Employment Laws in South Africa: A Guide for US Companies

With a thriving tech industry, South Africa is a popular place for US-based companies to hire remotely. Learn the key employment laws to keep in mind when hiring there.

German Labor Laws: An Easy Guide for US Companies

With its GDP ranking first in the European Union and fourth in the world, Germany is an economic powerhouse. If your US-based company is ready to expand there, read on for the critical German labor laws you need to know.

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