FAQ's

Employing a US worker

Get answers to your questions and take the first step toward US business expansion.

How does sick leave work in the US?

There is no federal requirement for businesses to offer paid sick leave to their employees in the US, though many states have their own laws requiring paid sick leave.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires companies with more than 50 employees to allow them unpaid time off for medical leave or care for a family member.

However, in reality, even without a legal obligation to provide paid leave, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 78% of US workers have an arrangement with their employer to provide paid time off in the event of sickness. Arrangements vary from state to state. For example, employers in Massachusetts are required to provide employees with one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours they work. Workers in New York are eligible for 40 hours of paid sick leave per year.  You can read more about paid sick leave for US employees in this article.

How can Foothold America help your business hire employees in the USA?

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:

Monotone
Employee Management Service (EMS)

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.

Shape
People Management Service (PPS)

We’ve created our People Management 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.

Combined Shape

Entity Setup

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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