First, thank you for considering my services. I can work with your company exclusively as an Independent Contractor (IC), often called C2C (Corp-to-Corp). My services are provided through a Wyoming-registered LLC, as I am not currently residing in the U.S. Consequently, I can’t work under a W-2 form or as an Employee on Record (EOR)/ Direct hire.
Regarding the Independent Contractor Agreement, I use a template from The Legal Paige, which I have successfully employed with other clients. If preferred, we can certainly utilize your template.
No, I am not legally authorized to work as an employee in the U.S. under a W-2 form due to my non-resident status. Therefore, if an EOR arrangement is necessary, unfortunately, we can’t collaborate.
The primary difference lies in the relationship and responsibilities. An EOR is legally part of the company, with the employer handling taxes, benefits, and legal obligations. In contrast, as a Contractor, my company handles all taxes and insurance, and I operate as a separate legal entity from your company.
|Employee on Record (EOR)
|The individual is an employee of the company, with the company responsible for all legal and regulatory obligations.
|Operates as a separate legal entity; not an employee of the hiring company.
|The employer is responsible for withholding and paying taxes and managing other employee-related expenses.
|The contractor's company is responsible for its own taxes, insurance, and benefits.
|Employees receive benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, etc., from the employer.
|Contractors typically don’t receive company-provided benefits unless specified.
|Covered by labor laws, including minimum wage, overtime pay, workers' compensation, unemployment benefits, and anti-discrimination laws.
|Protection is based on the contract agreement between the contractor and the company.
|Termination and severance
|Terminating an EOR can be complex and may involve severance pay or legal challenges.
|Termination terms are simpler and defined in the contract, allowing more straightforward disengagement.
|Paid via payroll.
|Payments are made through monthly invoices.
Engaging my services through a global payroll platform like deel.com or any similar service you prefer is entirely workable.
Absolutely, I am available on Upwork. However, please be aware that Upwork's fees would be in addition to our agreed-upon rate.
No, I don’t and won't require sponsorship for a U.S. employment visa. I don’t plan to relocate or work in the United States, eliminating the need for such sponsorship.
While I operate as an Independent Contractor, my focus is on long-term, full-time engagements rather than short-term or temporary projects.
Yes, of course. Our collaboration will be direct, ensuring that you receive the same level of involvement and commitment as you would from an internal team member. No other person will be involved.
Payments are made via bank direct transfer to my invoiced entity, which could be my U.S. LLC or my European Union entity - Melistics, based on your preference.
I adjust my schedule to ensure a significant overlap with U.S./Canada time zones. My daily routine is structured to align with your business hours, providing ample time for collaboration and communication.
For any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.