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Employing a US worker

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

How much will my US employee healthcare cost my business?

The amount of money US healthcare coverage costs your business largely depends on your chosen solution.

However, to allow you to draw up some provisional calculations, expect to factor in an additional $15,000 – $20,000 per employee per year on top of salaries. This covers healthcare and other benefits. In the US, employers are expected to provide and contribute to health insurance and company benefits. The average employer contribution across the US is over $13,000 per employee per year.

On balance, when you consider health insurance and taxes, the cost to employ a US worker is on par with much of Europe. Through our Employee Management Service, Foothold America provides comprehensive benefits, manages payroll, HR and other services, including administration and renewal of benefits.

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:

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.


People Partnership 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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