Hire employees in

the United States, hassle-free

Hire employees in the United States, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in the United States. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in the United States is 1 day with Deel.

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Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Capital

Washington, D.C.

Official Language

English

Payroll Cycle

Bi-Monthly

Hire employees in the United States. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in the United States, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

the United States also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in the United States quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for the United States
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in the United States within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Federal Unemployment
  • Medicare
  • State Unemployment
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - United (optional)
  • Pension - Vestwell (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The national (federal) minimum wage is USD 7.25 per hour or USD 1,160 per month. There is additional state-by-state minimum wage laws.

Individual Income Tax

The national (federal) minimum wage is USD 7.25 per hour or USD 1,160 per month. There is additional state-by-state minimum wage laws.

Gross Annual Income (USD) Federal Tax Rate (%)
Up to 9,950 10%
Between 9,951 to 40,525 12%
Between 40,526 to 86,375 22%
Between 86,376 to 164,925 24%
Between 164,926 to 209,425 32%
Between 209,426 to 523,600 35%
Over 523,601 37%

The above is based on a single employee with no partner or dependents

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 11.2% of the employee salary.

  • Social Security - 6.2%
  • Medicare - 1.45%
  • Federal Unemployment - 0.60%
  • State Unemployment - 2.7%
  • Workers' Compensation - 0.25%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment is mandatory for certain types of work and roles at both the Federal level under The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and in certain states. Certain roles and types of work may, however, be exempt from mandatory overtime requirements. For these exempt roles. Overtime is considered included in the salary.

For non-exempt roles, hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Federally, the FLSA has not established a limit on the maximum working hours. For additional hours, the minimum overtime payment rate is 150% of the average salary. This can be increased based on the employer’s discretion.

Maternity Leave

In the US, pregnancy is a specific qualifying criteria for protected unpaid leave under Federal law with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, pregnant employees are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This leave must be contiguous unless otherwise granted by an employer.

Employees are eligible for FMLA leave if:

  • They have worked for their employer for at least 12 months
  • Have worked for their employee at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months
  • Work at a location where the employer employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles

Paternity Leave

In the US, there are no specific Federal paternity regulations outside of the parental leave granted in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Parental Leave

In the US, Federal law allows for parental leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Either or both parents can go on family leave within the first year after the adoption or birth of a child. Employees are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This leave must be contiguous unless otherwise granted by an employer.

Employees are eligible for FMLA leave if:

  • They have worked for their employer for at least 12 months
  • Have worked for their employee at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months
  • Work at a location where the employer employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles

Sick Leave

In the US, sick leave is covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and only applies to serious illnesses. The FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for an employee.

Employees are eligible for FMLA leave if:

  • They have worked for their employer for at least 12 months
  • Have worked for their employee at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months
  • Work at a location where the employer employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles

To qualify as serious illness, either the employee or a member of the employee's immediate family must have an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves either:

  • Inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility
  • Continuing treatment by a health care provider.

Termination Requirements

Every Federal, State, and City ordinance must be followed by employers while dismissing a worker. Termination cost might include Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), which is a federal law that allows employees to continue with their health insurance while unemployed.

Notice Period

Employment at will means that both parties can terminate the contract at any time. However, the common practice in the USA is to give 2 weeks' notice.

Severance for Employees

There are no statutory severance provisions in the USA.

Paid Time Off

There is no federal requirement to pay employees for time off, such as vacations and holidays.

Public Holidays

USA celebrates 10 national holidays. National holidays include:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  3. Memorial Day
  4. President’s Day
  5. Juneteenth
  6. Independence Day
  7. Labour Day
  8. Columbus Day
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Christmas

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 1 business day. Enrollment in health insurance is required.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in English and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Start date
  • Contract term
  • Probation period
  • Job role
  • Job description
  • Place of work
  • Manager
  • Employment type
  • Holidays/leaves
  • Notice period
  • Salary
  • Payment terms
  • Termination

Probation Period

Probation periods are not statutory in the USA because there is at-will employment. We do not accept probation period for the US.

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