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Go global faster than ever with International PEO.

Gaining a legal presence in foreign countries and hiring new team members around the world is an exciting time for growing businesses. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. With International PEO, you can finally alleviate the headaches associated with the complicated global expansion process.

What it is:

International PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a global employment solution that enables companies to hire supported employees anywhere in the world quickly, compliantly, and without the burden of establishing a foreign legal entity.

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How it works:

Velocity Global utilizes its global infrastructure and locally-compliant employment contracts to hire your workforce, and becomes their legal Employer of Record—so you can focus on running your business.

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It’s time to bypass the headaches of international expansion. International PEO can help you tap into new markets around the world quickly and compliantly.

 

Our International PEO Approach

As your dedicated Employer of Record (EOR), our in-house experts hire workers in-country directly on your behalf. We handle risk mitigation and compliance to take care of the big picture—while you maintain day-to-day control of your employees.

Our International PEO Approach

As your dedicated Employer of Record (EOR), you can trust our in-house experts to hire employees in-country directly on your behalf. We handle risk mitigation and compliance to take care of the big picture—while you maintain day-to-day control of your employees.

Benefit from a trusted Employer of Record.

Make going global a reality with International PEO. You can benefit from:

  • Fast market entry to get you up and running in a new country in as little as 48 hours
  • Cost savings of 60% when compared to establishing a foreign entity and ongoing maintenance costs in-country
  • Risk mitigation by ensuring your company, intellectual property, and supported employees are protected
  • Streamlined process with a provider that manages compliance, payroll, and benefits, simplifying your international invoicing
 

Entity setup isn’t the only option.

Hear advice from one executive on how International PEO could have spared this company the headaches and complexities of foreign entity establishment.

Entity setup isn’t the only option.

Hear advice from one executive on how International PEO could have spared this company the headaches and complexities of foreign entity establishment.

 

What makes Velocity Global different?

Premium 24/7 Support

Our teams provide the highest level of support for you and your valued workforce—anywhere, anytime.

Unmatched Expertise

Benefit from our teams of in-country experts you can trust to help you navigate new markets.

Comprehensive Benefits Packages

Attract top-tier talent worldwide with our competitive range of compliant benefits offerings.

185 Countries and Counting

Our established global infrastructure and capabilities in 185+ countries means you can scale nearly anywhere in the world.

“The speed, responsiveness, and service provided by Velocity Global exceeded our expectations. Its solution enabled us to compliantly onboard an [supported] employee in Canada in less than a week.”

— Jeanne Bauer, Vice President, Human Resources at MercuryGate

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we use International PEO?

International PEO enables companies to establish a presence in foreign markets without the complexities and restrictions of setting up an entity. Velocity Global becomes your Employer of Record (EOR) and hires members of your global team on your behalf through local, compliant employment contracts. 

International PEO gets you set up and operating in new markets in as few as 48 hours, with savings of up to 60% when compared to entity establishment. We handle all compliance and risk mitigation, and our experts oversee payroll and benefits considerations with support available around the world. This solution allows you to tap into global talent pools and new international markets quickly, affordably, and compliantly.  

Who should use International PEO?

International PEO benefits organizations of various sizes and sectors. However, it is particularly valuable to companies that:

  • Are unsure if they will be in the market for five or more years
  • Have international headcounts between one and 20 supported employees
  • Cannot delay their hiring timelines and need to be operational in new markets quickly
  • Do not have the extensive financial and internal resources required for global expansion
  • Require a bridged solution between an acquisition close date and entity readiness

Will an International PEO provider hire candidates for me? 

Yes, we use locally-compliant employment contracts to hire new members of your global team and become their legal Employer of Record (EOR).

Why use International PEO instead of paying a worker as a contractor? 

Employee misclassification is a considerable risk in this situation. If the employer manages an employee’s day-to-day responsibilities, or if the employee reports only to that employer, the employee is not a true consultant. Misclassification can result in severe fines and penalties, so if you are unsure of the status of any employee, partnering with an International PEO provider ensures compliant hiring.

Will you pay/deduct taxes from the supported employee’s payroll? 

Yes, we withhold individual taxes monthly and follow all local tax laws in their region.

Do you assist with paying the necessary contributions in-country?

Our monthly invoices also include “employer burden”— these are mandatory taxes and other payments that are required by local governments for employers to pay into social security and other public programs. Our team of local experts maintains up-to-date information on the payment schemes in each country, calculates the amounts due based on the supported employee’s salary, and provide a detailed breakdown in your invoice.

Do you charge fees for offboarding?

No, there are no fees for termination. However, we do require 30 days’ notice to offboard any client. Please keep in mind that the statutory notice period for the supported employee in a given country may be longer than 30 days by law. Some countries have unique mandatory severance periods and payouts, which our team helps you navigate.

If you must offboard a worker, we ensure compliance with local severance requirements and termination regulations. Whether it is voluntary or involuntary, we assist our clients through the country-specific nuances to ensure a smooth separation.

Do you broker a deal with local partners, or are you involved through the entire International PEO process?

Each of our clients and supported employees rely on our global network of experts, which allows us to manage and control our customers’ experience. We provide our clients and supported employees with a designated Client Account Manager to act as a time zone, cultural, and language-appropriate contact.

Velocity Global’s regional teams remain up-to-date with any local employment law changes and perform quarterly reviews to ensure accuracy and compliance with these laws.

View Our Suite of Services

Look beyond simply your immediate needs. See how our full lifecycle of services encompasses your complete global growth plan.

International PEO

Entity Setup & Support

Global Talent Acquisition

Global Immigration

Global Payroll

Global Consulting

International PEO Resources

Case Study: Transnetyx

Transnetyx onboarded supported employees quickly and compliantly—without fully committing to a new market. Read how.

How to Simplify Global Expansion with International PEO

Hire virtually anywhere in the world quickly, compliantly, and confidently with International PEO.

Want to take on the global marketplace with confidence? We’re ready when you are.

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