Let’s Talk About Your Risk
It can be tempting to try to skirt the labor laws in other countries by hiring contractors or otherwise deploying a workforce that might just slide under the radar of the local government. The costs are cheap and besides, you’re only testing the market anyway. You’ll get compliant when you have to. Right?
Importance of Compliant Global HR Practices
A few of the consequences for choosing a less-than-compliant labor solution:
- Immediate shutdown of operations
- Hefty fines and huge unexpected tax consequences
- Damaged reputation
- The ability to potentially devalue your company or have difficulty selling it later
- Labor lawsuits your foreign employees are almost guaranteed to win (at high, unexpected costs to you)
- Potential criminal penalties
That’s right. In certain countries, directors of companies who attempt to navigate international business waters out of compliance can be held personally and criminally liable. This is why it is especially important to have a company you can trust to handle all of your compliance issues in the country.
Global HR Solutions to Manage Risk
When you work with with Globalization Partners, the candidates you choose to hire walk and talk like your employees, but they’re actually on our payroll, thus forcing all the compliance risk on us. But don’t worry, we can handle it. We are a U.S.-headquartered company ourselves, and more than 25% of our non-sales and marketing staff are legally qualified as lawyers in the United States.
Global HR Outsourcing for Expanding Companies
Globalization Partners’ own entities around the world employ approximately 90% of our clients’ global workforce compliantly. We have best-in-class expertise, customer service, and our own team members in-country to maintain complete control—ensuring that the legal terms meet your needs (as best as possible, when constrained by local law).
In countries that our clients expand into less frequently, Globalization Partners has carefully selected partners—many of which are publicly listed companies—that live up to the high standards required to serve our clients.
Globalization Partners: we make global expansion fast and easy.