A Comprehensive Guide to the Role of an Employer of Record in Your Business Operations

As a business owner, you know that managing your workforce can be a complex and time-consuming process. From recruiting to onboarding, payroll to compliance, there are countless tasks involved in running a successful team. That’s where an employer of record (EOR) comes in – but what exactly is an EOR? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive into the role of an EOR and how they can help streamline your business operations so you can focus on growing your company.


When is an Employer of Record Appropriate for Your Business?


An employer of record is the entity that is designated by a business to act on its behalf in certain legal and administrative matters, such as issuing tax forms. An employer of record can be a company, partnership, sole proprietorship, or corporation.


An employer of record is appropriate for a business if the business has one or more employees, customers, or clients who reside in one or more states or countries and need to deal with state tax laws.  In addition, an employer of record is appropriate for a business if the business has one or more physical locations and needs to deal with state tax laws that apply only to businesses with physical locations.

The Roles and Responsibilities of an Employer of Record Provider


– Maintaining payroll records: Payroll records are important for calculating taxes, withholding taxes, and other deductions from employee paychecks. Employers of record providers must keep accurate records of all wages, salaries, tips, commissions, bonuses, allowances, and other forms of compensation paid to employees. This includes tracking the dates and amounts of payments as well as the name and Social Security number of each employee.


– Providing information to employees: An employer of record provider must provide employees with proper information about their jobs, the company’s policies, and the benefits available to them. This includes providing written notices about changes in the company’s policies or terms and conditions of employment.


– Complying with applicable laws: An employer of record provider must comply with all applicable laws, including those governing minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, workplace safety, and discrimination.


– Filing taxes and other reports: An employer of record provider must file all required tax forms and reports, including employee wage and tax declarations.




In this article, we have discussed the important responsibilities that an employer of record takes in your business operations. Founded in 2010, BIPO has been one of the leading providers of EOR services. If you encounter any problems or questions with regard to your company’s hiring practices or tax returns, our team at BIPO can assist you in resolving the situation as quickly as possible.

About BIPO

Established in 2010 and headquartered in Singapore, BIPO is a global payroll and people solutions provider. Designed for businesses of any size from SMEs to MNCs, our total HR solutions include Human Capital Management solutions, Global Payroll Outsourcing, and Employer of Record service across 160+ global markets.

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