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Understanding PEO+ | The Ultimate Playbook for Flawless US Employment for Foreign-Owned Businesses



Expanding your business to the US opens exciting new opportunities, but navigating US employment regulations can be daunting. That’s where Foothold America‘s service, PEO+, comes in. We’ll explain how PEO+ simplifies US employment for your foreign-owned business.

What is a PEO?

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) have long been trusted solutions for US businesses seeking to streamline HR and mitigate employment risks. Through co-employment, PEOs share the employer’s responsibilities with your US entity, ensuring compliance and reducing your administrative burden.

However, the traditional PEO model is geared toward American-owned businesses and leaves gaps for those unfamiliar with the nuances of the US market. The fragmented US PEO market, with hundreds of providers, can be overwhelming to evaluate.  


Foothold America & Vensure Employer Solutions:

A Partnership Designed for Your Success.

Foothold America bridges the gap between traditional PEOs and international client needs. We’ve chosen Vensure Employer Services, the largest privately held PEO in the United States, as our exclusive PEO partner to provide our clients unparalleled service and expertise. Vensure’s extensive capabilities and Foothold America’s high-touch service ensure impeccable US people operations.


What is the PLUS in PEO+?

Here is what to expect from PEO+ Cross-Border Support™.

Comprehensive Employee Payroll: We manage compliant payroll processing, statutory and voluntary employee benefits withholdings, and year-end employee tax documents,

PLUS, we manage recurring time-intensive tasks, including payroll grid management, so you don’t have to.

Tax Management: We manage the intricacies of US federal and state withholdings and the submission of statutory social security and unemployment payments,

PLUS, we manage registration in new states where you hire new employees, so you don’t have to.

Benefits Administration: We offer large-employer benefits plans through negotiated master agreements for health, dental, vision, and more, so you can offer a competitive benefits package,

PLUS, we’ll evaluate the private market to compare your options so you are sure to get the best rates. 

Worker’s Compensation Insurance: We provide worker’s compensation insurance through a negotiated master agreement to provide competitive rates on this statutory coverage,

PLUS, we’ll consider other providers to ensure the best rates.

HR Guidance: We offer HR guidance, including compliance with employment regulations and best practices,

PLUS, we help you with employee classification and difficult employee terminations so you are confident in your decisions.

Comprehensive Online Portal: You and your employees have information at your fingertips with our easy-to-use online portal,

PLUS, we take care of new setup and recurring activities on the portal, so you don’t have to.


PEO+ Eligibility

To take advantage of PEO+, your company needs a US entity, a US Employer Identification Number (EIN), and a US bank account. Our US Expansion Advisors are here to help you through this process and ensure you’re PEO-ready.

Learn more about our US Entity Setup service.


What are the benefits of Foothold America PEO+?

At Foothold America, we  

Understand You,

Reduce Risk,

Save Time & Money, and make you a


Here’s how.

Cross Border Support™: Are you concerned that “you don’t know what you don’t know” when hiring employees through your US entity? Cross-Border Support™ is the unique advantage that foreign-owned companies rely upon. With dedicated HR and Client Service teams strategically located in the US, UK, and Europe, we bridge the gap between your home country’s HR team and your US workforce.

We care: How many global payroll providers ask about your expansion objectives and truly become part of your HR team? Your Foothold America HR manager responds like a dedicated colleague and helps you imprint your company culture onto your US workforce.

Expert Guidance: Offering equity shares and merging your multi-national employment policies is a breeze with our seasoned service teams with extensive international business acumen.

Reduced Compliance Burden: Mitigate the risk of non-compliance with PEO+. We handle critical tasks like payroll, tax withholding, and benefits administration, allowing you to rest easy knowing you comply with ever-changing US employment regulations.

Bespoke Onboarding: Our team streamlines the onboarding process we develop together, handling everything from statutory right-to-work documents to employee benefits and escalations.

Attract Top Talent: US employees know when a company understands and prioritizes them. This can make it difficult for companies headquartered outside the US to attract top talent. Offering local support and a competitive compensation package through PEO+ makes your company an attractive option for US job seekers.

Learn more about how we help clients source talent through our Exclusive Talent Acquisition service.

Think of PEO+ Cross Border Support™ as the comprehensive solution for hiring with your US entity that combines the expertise of Foothold America with the resources and exclusive pricing of Vensure, the leading PEO provider in the US.


How PEO+ Works:

Implementation Leadership: Whether you’re a first-time US employer, transitioning from another provider, or expanding your team, we lead the seamless implementation process and handle all the details.

Guide Policy Decisions: When you have a US entity, you must make many people and policy decisions. We discuss your culture and budget in light of US employee expectations to develop the most effective policies for your company to build the best US workforce possible.

Ongoing Support: Our team is not just a service provider but a trusted partner. We are your first point of contact and the liaison with Vensure and other third-party employment service providers.

Foothold America has a ten-year track record of helping hundreds of international companies like yours achieve their American dreams. From initial hiring to scaling your US operations, we’re by your side every step of the way. Let PEO+ simplify your US employment burden and pave the way for your success in the world’s largest economy.


Would you like to learn more about our PEO+ Service?

Laurie Spicer

UK Based

Over 25 years experience doing business in North American, European, and Asian markets with a primary focus and specialism on the complexity of the US market.

Lamar Manning

UK Based

Experienced HR professional with over 11 years of experience in driving business growth. Possessing dual US and UK citizenship, Lamar has experience in US HR, payroll and recruitment, bringing a unique perspective and international expertise to his approach. 


Yes, to use PEO+ services, your company will need a US entity, a US Employer Identification Number (EIN), and a US bank account. However, Foothold America can help if you want to avoid establishing a US entity. We offer an Employer of Record (EOR) service that allows you to hire US employees without setting up your own US entity.

PEO+ offers various ongoing support services, including payroll administration, audits, escalation management, and access to a dedicated HR team. We act as your trusted partner, ensuring a smooth experience with US employment.

Yes, PEO+ provides a degree of customization for your benefits package. You can choose from various plans and options to tailor the program to your budget and employee needs

PEO+ costs vary depending on several factors, such as the number of employees you need to hire, their salaries, and the benefits you offer. Foothold America can provide a customized quote based on your specific needs.

Yes, Foothold America can assist you with transitioning to PEO+ from your existing provider. We will handle the communication and ensure a smooth transfer of your employee data.

The timeline can vary depending on your company’s specific needs. However, Foothold America’s team of experts can streamline the onboarding process and get you up and running quickly.

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