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Sometimes You Have to Say No: Why Boundless Is Not Offering Employment in Spain

A couple of months ago Boundless turned three. During my ten-year tenure as a COO, finding a compliant way to employ my distributed team members was something that quite literally kept me awake at night. So in 2018, I decided to take the plunge into tackling this international employment challenge and started work on figuring […]

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How can businesses make "equal pay for equal work" work

When it comes to pay strategies, the fundamental ambition for most organisations, regardless of industry, is to be fair, leaving employees feeling properly represented and renumerated. However, fair pay is becoming an ever-more nuanced debate – and more difficult to define – as companies grapple with employing people in multiple territories, with different salary expectations […]

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My employee wants to relocate abroad. How can I make it happen?

In the face of an incredibly challenging period for businesses in the past two years, one silver lining has been the successful shift to remote working. Pre-Covid, while some jobs offered an element of flexibility, the broad consensus was that teams had to be physically together to succeed. The last two years have proved this […]

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Four ways to get your HR house in order for the New Year

As HR and People teams sit down for their end of year meetings and planning sessions, they’ll be reflecting on another confusing and disrupted year. Lockdowns have given way to partial normality, only for further pandemic storm clouds to return in the past few months. Two years on, we are entering 2022 with uncertainty still […]

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International Employment Issues Your Company Needs to be Aware of

For years employees have been clamouring for more opportunities to work from home; to work overseas; to live a more flexible and balanced life. Now, Covid-19 has proved the ultimate stress test for remote working. And remote working has passed the test. We can create, communicate and collaborate from anywhere, it turns out.  However, when […]

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A Guide to Employee Rights in the Philippines

Considering employing someone in the Philippines? To do that compliantly, an employer has a lot of obligations they have to fulfil. One comprehensive and important topic is the set of local employee rights a worker residing in the Philippines is entitled to. Below is a guide to employee rights in Philippines to help you understand […]

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What UK Employment Law Has to Say About COVID-19 and the Workplace

As the world slowly tries to find its footing in this latest chapter of the COVID-19 story, making sense of how all that impacts the world of work feels almost impossible. In times like these, law can be a guiding light.

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Updated Guide: How to Be Remote Compliant in 2021

What a difference 12 months can make! Last year, we set off to write a ten-point guide on being a remote compliant company and couldn’t even imagine just how key distributed work compliance was about to become. Many workers were sent home in March 2020, and the workplace as we know it has changed forever. […]

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How to choose your Employer of Record with 11 questions

Internationally remote employment is hard. It takes enormous effort to employ a remote worker in a legal and compliant way. In order to be compliant, you should avoid misclassifying workers as independent contractors and you must abide by all local employment laws, run local payroll, and fulfil a host of employer obligations. In other words, […]

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A guide to working from home in New Zealand

The ability to work from home, wherever in the world this may be, is here to stay. In some small way, it's the silver lining to a difficult pandemic, which forced people and companies around the world to experiment with a form of work that may have felt uncomfortable, or not feasible previously. And now […]

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Why Should You be a Compliant Remote Employer?

We have spent the last few weeks, covering in detail the risks that companies, distributed or not, run by working with independent contractors long term. With repercussions for everyone involved, we hope this has given you some food for thought. If any of it applies to you, in this post, we would like to give you five clear reasons why you should be a compliant remote employer.

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10 Inherent Inequalities Between Independent Contractors and Employees

In our last post, we covered one of Remote Work's tricky "Gotcha Moments": having remote workers as independent contractors instead of employees can cause many problems. The fact that many distributed companies still do it doesn't make it right. The repercussions of doing so can be grave and damaging in financial, reputational, strategic and ethical ways.

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Why Hiring Remote People as Independent Contractors is not a good idea

Albeit a common practice when working with remote workers, hiring them as independent contractors can have financial, strategic, reputational and ethical repercussions.

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How to be a Compliant Remote Company in 2020: A 10-step Guide

As many companies opt to operate remotely, they will need to comply with many rules and regulations. A 10-step guide how to be a compliant remote company.

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