An employer of record (EOR) is a third-party contracted by a client company to take on the core compliance responsibilities of an employer, as specified under the law.

FREMONT, CA: Businesses have delegated work to outside parties–as a minor illustration, and it is rather typical for companies to contract out the cleaning of their office space to a different business. This tendency has only intensified in the 20th and 21st centuries, with enormous economic ramifications. The exportation of middle-class occupations has caused a hollowing out of the labour market. In the top quintile employment has increased over time while it is declining in the bottom quintile.

The employment function is a more recent example of outsourcing. This illustrates how the idea of an employer in a legal sense is a relatively new phenomenon. From the middle of the 19th century onward, the unique position of the employer emerged in response to horrendous working conditions and widespread labour movements. Before that, employees essentially functioned as independent contractors.

Consider an employer of record who serves as both the legal employer and a surrogate employer by managing many day-to-day activities associated with the employment relationship. The worker is employed but is also covered by the EOR. An employer of record manages all of the employment relationship's administrative responsibilities, such as payroll, employee benefits, etc., but is also held legally accountable for the workers, including firing them when necessary.

Additionally, global employment organisations (GEOs) serve as a worldwide link for EORs. The GEO will link with EORs in various nations where recruiting is necessary, and by doing so, the GEO will assist in facilitating worldwide expansion.

EORs and professional employer organisations (PEOs) may appear similar, but they differ significantly. When a PEO manages most of the administrative responsibilities associated with the employment relationship, it functions as a form of co-employer for payroll, taxes, and other employment tasks.

A professional employer organisation and an employer of record differ significantly geographically. A PEO might be the best option if a business is already established in just one nation and wants to expand while reducing administrative burdens. An EOR is the best option to grow a company internationally. EOR services are available to facilitate hiring abroad. A company that wants to expand no longer has to be concerned about its liabilities in every country it wants to hire.

Businesses who use an EOR can relax knowing that they comply with all local regulations, including tax and labour laws. Maintaining strict adherence to all local rules can be difficult because the legal system in the expanding country might be very different from one's own.