Work from wherever you call home.
Boundless allows you to legally work for any company around the world and retain all the employment benefits and rights in your country
How it works
How Boundless makes sure you get full employment
You are co-employed by us and your employer.
Boundless is a legal entity in your country, so you are compliantly employed
Manage your details through our app, which you have lifelong access to.
Boundless pays your salary and handles your taxes and returns
Get your company on board with compliant remote work
Boundless can help you and your company setup international compliant work practices. This means we'll work with your company to setup a global employment solution that benefits everyone.Share with your company
Employment vs. Contracting
Work as an independent contractor
While independent contracting is a common practice when being internationally remote, it puts you at a disadvantaged position when it comes to your employment status.
Lack of protections
Independent contractors lack most of the statutory rights and protections that are extended to employees.
Employment laws regulate minimum pay and cadence of payment, however they do not cover independent contractors.
Less paid time off
Independent contractors do not get time off or public holidays paid, while employees are granted those by law.
No sick leave pay
In case of short or long term sick leave, independent contractors do not get any coverage, while employees in most countries do.
Fewer perks and benefits
Benefits such as parent leave, bike to work schemes, and private health insurance are impossible to offer to independent contractors.
Independent contractors should have multiple clients and if they do not, they may be subject to non-compliance penalties.
No coverage for office setup
Independent contractors will need to cover expenses for a proper office setup or a desk at a co-working space.
Second class citizen feeling
All these inequalities will leave you feeling like a second class citizen, which will inevitably build up.
Frequently Asked Questions
The company I work for is using Boundless, what does this mean for me?
You will be employed in full compliance with the legislation of your country, and your employer will be paying all the relevant taxes and contributions. It means more security for you, a full employee status, regular payslips and all of the benefits of being an actual employee.
I have a problem that is HR related, what should I do?
Your employer remains responsible for supporting you and your development, but we’re happy to help too. We’re setting up a direct link for employee support and will be available to answer your questions, particularly those specific to local employment in your country.
I need to request time off, who do I talk to about that?
You should follow the normal process of the company you work with. They’ll be informing Boundless at the end of the month, for tracking purposes only.
I'm currently a contractor, and the company I work with wants to use Boundless. What will the difference in my take home pay be?
That depends on the specifics of your country and personal circumstances. We have a range of country calculators available that could give you a good estimate - get in touch if you’d like more information.
Why should I change from being a contractor to an employee; my take home pay will be less?
By being an employee, you get access to benefits and statutory employment guarantees that apply in your country. You don’t have to deal with invoicing, find an accountant or risk paying additional taxes that would apply in case of misclassification as an independent contractor.
While the take home pay will likely be lower depending on your country, in most cases you’ll see a saving in the additional costs and an easier, more streamlined handling of your benefits.
What benefits will I receive that I don't get as a contractor?
It depends on what benefits your employer is offering. But a minimum, you will receive all statutory benefits that apply to your country. In many places this means social security, paid vacation, pension contributions, paid maternity/paternity leave, job protection and more.
For example, here is a guide to benefits in Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Who should I contact if I have a problem with my manager?
The company you work for has a process in place to support you with this. In some countries, a specific multi-step complaint process is also available to help you solve the issue.
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