Employing a US worker
Get answers to you questions and take the first steps toward US expansion
Can I fire a US employee without notice?
Yes, a US employer can fire one of its workers without notice if they want to. That’s because most US employees work under an ‘at will’ arrangement rather than performing their role under an employment contract. US workers are free to resign without notice, and equally, US employers can terminate a role without notice.
However, there are some exceptions to this doctrine. US employers are not permitted to fire a US worker, with or without notice, based on the following reasons:
- Religion or creed
- Sexual orientation
- National origin or ancestry
- Physical or mental disability
- Veteran status
If you’d like to know more about this subject, read our blog posts on how to compliantly terminate an at-will employee and the key things you need to know about wrongful terminations in the US.
Why choose to expand your business
with Foothold America?
If you’re thinking of exploring the US market, you’re going to need to hire American employees at some point. On this page, you’ll find the answers to frequently asked questions relating to employing a worker in the USA. Explore questions such as how you can employ staff overseas, why probationary periods are rarely used, and how you can make the hiring process straightforward using Foothold America solutions. If you have any other questions for us about employing a worker in the USA, please feel free to get in contact with us here.
Only the best for you and your team
At Foothold America, we offer top-notch service for you and your team. Our core services include:
Our Employee Management Service offers a turn-key, cost-effective solution for your company to have a legitimate US presence with US employees anywhere in the country in as little as one week without the cost and complexity of setting up a US entity.
People Partnership Service (PPS)
We’ve created our People Partnership Service (PPS) to help you navigate the process of setting up your US entity, becoming the Employer of Record (the direct employer), onboarding US employees, and managing the complex operational and HR processes of doing business in America.
Exclusive Talent Acquisition (ETA)
Businesses around the world partner with Foothold America and save thousands of dollars on their US hiring costs. With our ETA service, you can find and hire the best employees compliantly and competitively. We make it easy and affordable for you to hire the right candidate at the right time and at the right cost.
Establishing a legal entity in the US brings enormous potential for growth—and a unique set of challenges and complications. Partnering with Foothold America for your US entity setup ensures smooth and compliant registration in your chosen state – all whilst cutting through layers of bureaucracy and giving your company the freedom to concentrate on its larger business objectives.
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