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"Foothold was able to get things done for us very quickly. They made life easier for us and worked with us to make sure staff were looked after and that we were able to get up and running."
Operations Manager, UK Network Security Company
"We needed to access the US market to maximize our potential for growth. We selected our employee and Foothold America managed the payroll and payroll taxes, benefits, taxes and other employee logistics, enabling us to avoid dealing with the bureaucratic maze of employing someone in the US."
CEO, Belgium Manufacturing Company
"Foothold America was instrumental in helping my UK company employ field applications sales people in the US without having to set up a US subsidiary, which is the usual route for foreign companies. Foothold America facilitated this by employing the people we had chosen and handling all the employment, terms, salaries, taxes, social costs etc. They then billed us monthly for these costs plus a reasonable service charge. As a result, we were able get going very quickly with our own people in the USA and at a much lower cost base."
CEO, UK Biotech Company
"I couldn’t manage our US subsidiary without Foothold America. Our small HR department isn’t equipped with the knowledge or staff to handle our US employees. I could end my workday in the UK knowing Foothold America would take care of everything in the US."
Head of HR, UK financial services firm
"We currently use the Foothold America Employee Management Service and plan to move to their People Partnership Service when we set up an entity in the coming months. It’s great knowing we can work with one partner through various stages of our growth."
CMO, Norway IT company
"We started US expansion on our own and soon after, we stumbled over employee benefits leaving our expat staff and families without health insurance. It was a huge risk for them and our company. Foothold America came in and got us sorted. They’ve been taking care of us ever since."
Sr. People Partner, UK software company
Get answers to all your questions and take the first step towards a US business expansion.
At Foothold America, we have a great deal of experience exploring the US market as an international business: we’ve done it ourselves.
The support we can offer you is dependent on your business needs. Whether you would need help with hiring US employees without having to set up a US subsidiary ( via our Employee Management Service), or you would require help with setting up and managing your new US entity ( via our People Partnership Service), we will take care of your US employees whilst you will focus your attention and resources in growing your USA business.
If you decide to expand in the US via our Employee Management Service, you can have boots on the ground within a week from your candidate signing the offer letter. This is the quickest route of starting to trade in the USA. If your business requires a US entity, you can start trading as soon as you are registered and obtain your EIN. Find out more about our US entity service here.
As part of the process, we work with you to determine what services you need, and then we coordinate all aspects of the employment relationship. If you decide not to set up your own US entity and are opting for our Employee Management Service, we will hire US workers to provide services to you, and the US employees will sign an offer letter with Foothold America. As ‘at will’ employment is standard in the US, the US employees will sign the offer letter rather than a contract. Our offer letter will detail the terms of employment, including salary, benefits, and paid time off.
If you would like the US employees to sign a contract directly with your business, you will want a US entity. Foothold America can also help you with the process of establishing your US entity and managing your employees via our People Partnership Service.
Yes. Whether you opt in for our Employee Management Service, People Partnership Service or our US Entity Service, you will have a dedicated HR and Client Service representative as your extended HR department, who will manage the complex operational and HR processes of doing business in America.
The amount of money a US workers’ healthcare coverage will cost your business largely depends on your chosen solution.
However, to allow you to draw up some provisional calculations, expect to factor in an additional $13.000 – $20.000, on top of your workers’ salaries. This amount can differ based on factors such as the industry and the difficulty of finding talent, and would cover health care, taxes and other benefits. In the US, employers are expected to provide and assist with health insurance and company benefits.
On balance, when you consider health insurance and taxes, the cost to employ a US worker is on par with the UK and Europe. For a monthly fee, through our Employee Management Service, Foothold America can provide and manage all payroll, HR and other services, including benefits administration.