What is an Employer of Record (EOR)?

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An Employer of Record (EOR) is a third-party entity that takes full responsibility for the employment of an individual on behalf of another company.

How does an EOR differ from a PEO?

Under an EOR employees are not “co-employed” like they are with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). An EOR acts as a legal employer, hiring an employee to perform services for a different company.

Is Oyster an EOR?

At Oyster, we provide EOR services through our platform. As an EOR, Oyster is the legal employer of our customers' employees and as such, Oyster is responsible for:

  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Terminations

In countries where Oyster does not have a direct entity, we use trusted Employer of Record Vendors to manage workers employed there. In these cases, the vendor is the legal employer.

Find out more about how Oyster can make it easy for your company to hire globally.

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About Oyster

Oyster is a global employment platform designed to enable visionary HR leaders to find, hire, pay, manage, develop, and take care of a thriving distributed workforce. Oyster lets growing companies give valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches and expense.

Oyster enables hiring anywhere in the world—with reliable, compliant payroll, and great local benefits and perks.