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Oyster for Startups

Hire your first employee free for a year.
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Oyster for Impact

Hire your first employee free for a year.
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Global
employment

Lite
you’re a small but mighty team, exploring cross-border talent

Free

Business
you found your all-star abroad, it’s time to welcome them to the team

Starting at $399

per employee/month
Flat Monthly Fee Depends On The Country You Hire In.
Enterprise
Extra support for growing teams with special circumstances

Custom

Hire (almost) anywhere: Compliantly hire in 180+ countries with the terms and benefits expected in local areas. View Country Availability.

Hire quickly: Instantly generate compliant local contracts. Hire and onboard team members in days (not weeks).

Local compliance: Local compliance guardrails built into the Oyster platform make sure your employment agreements are legally compliant with local labor laws and give your business the legal protections you need.

Aggregated invoices: Manage your entire global payroll in a single monthly invoice and pay your global team in just a few clicks.

Localized pay: Pay employees in their local currency, at no additional cost.

Best rates around: We offer the most competitive global payment rates on the market.

Compliance intelligence: Protects and speeds up the time it takes to generate locally compliant contracts that protect your business and your people. Each contract built through Oyster is designed to reduce your risk while building your distributed team.

IP protection: Protect your proprietary information with confidentiality and intellectual property agreements.

Employment practices liability insurance: We've got you covered with premium liability insurance coverage around the globe.

Privacy compliance: Beyond GDPR,  Oyster is compliant with privacy and security requirements in every country.

Local HR and legal expertise: Country-specific regulatory guidance and support, everywhere you hire. Our team will help you navigate every part of the employee lifecycle (onboarding, equity, off-boarding, benefits, time-off, etc.).

Employer onboarding:  Get started by setting up your account preferences and filling in some details about your business. Next, initiate a hire. Our team is here to guide you through the process and help guide you through global hiring and distributed team best practices.

Team member onboarding: New employees start by providing some basic personal info (e.g. name, address, bank details, etc). We'll guide your new team members through the process, making sure they know how to get the most from the Oyster platform.

Ongoing support from awesome humans: On-demand chat and email support from a wonderful customer experience team, or schedule a time to meet. Our fully-distributed global team means that wherever you are, we're probably pretty close by and happy to help quickly.

Watch a2-minute video tour or take Oyster for a test drive by signing up for a free account.

Employment cost calculator: Instantly calculate the total cost of employment in any country, including taxes, contributions, and the Oyster flat-fee.

Contractor misclassification assessment: Should you hire an employee or contractor? Find out by answering a few simple questions.

Country profiles: Quick reference guide with all the need-to-know info for hiring and taking care of teams in 50+ countries.

A growing handful of templated legal agreements for you to personalize, including:

Confidentiality, competition and intellectual property agreement: This document protects the IP of your company, as well as laying out the terms on competition and confidentiality.

GDPR privacy notice: This agreement describes how to collect and use personal information about your team in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Add-On
Add-On

Global
Employment

Lite
you’re a small but mighty team, exploring cross-border talent

Free

Watch a 2-minute video tour or take Oyster for a test drive by signing up for a free account.

Show More

Employment Cost Calculator: Instantly calculate the total cost of employment in any country, including taxes, contributions and the Oyster flat-fee.

Contractor Misclassification Assessment: Should you hire an Employee or Contractor? Find out by answering a few simple questions.

Country Profiles: Quick reference guide with all the need-to-know info for hiring and taking care of teams in 50+ countries.

Show More

A growing handful of templated legal agreements for you to personalize, including:

Confidentiality, Competition & Intellectual Property Agreement: This document protects the IP of your company, as well as laying out the terms on competition and confidentiality.

GDPR Privacy Notice: This agreement describes how to collect and use personal information about your team in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Show More

Business
You Found Your All-Star Abroad, It’s Time To Welcome Them To The Team

$399

or

$699

per employee/month

Flat Monthly Fee Depends On The Country You Hire In.

Hire (almost) anywhere: Compliantly hire in 180+ countries with the terms and benefits expected in local areas. View Country Availability.

Hire quickly: Instantly generate compliant local contracts. Hire and onboard team members in days (not weeks).

Local Compliance: Local compliance guardrails built into the Oyster platform make sure your employment agreements are legally compliant with local labor laws and give your business the legal protections you need.

Aggregated Invoices: Manage your entire global payroll in a single monthly invoice and pay your global team in just a few clicks.

Localized Pay: Pay employees in their local currency, at no additional cost.

Best Rates Around: We offer the most competitive global payment rates on the market.

Show More

Compliance Intelligence: Protects and speeds up the time it takes to generate locally compliant contracts that protect your business and your people. Each contract built through Oyster is designed to reduce your risk while building your distributed team.

IP Protection: Protect your trade secrets with confidentiality and intellectual property agreements.

Employment Liability Insurance: We've got you covered with premium liability insurance coverage around the globe.

Privacy Compliance: Beyond GDPR,  Oyster is compliant with applicable privacy and security requirements in every country.

Show More

Local HR & Legal Expertise: Country-specific regulatory guidance and support, everywhere you hire. Our team will help you navigate every part of the employee lifecycle (onboarding, equity, off-boarding, benefits, time-off, etc.).

Employer Onboarding:  Get started by setting up your account preferences and filling in some details about your business. Next, initiate a hire. Our team is here to guide your through the process and help guide you through global hiring and distributed team best practices.

Team Member Onboarding: New employees start by providing some basic personal info (e.g.name, address, bank details, etc). We'll guide your new team members through the process, making sure they know how to get the most from the Oyster Platform.

Ongoing Support From Awesome Humans: On-demand chat and email support from a wonderful Customer Experience team, or schedule a time to meet. Our fully-distributed global team means that wherever you are, we're probably pretty close by and happy to help quickly.

Show More

Watch a 2-minute video tour or take Oyster for a test drive by signing up for a free account.

Show More

Employment Cost Calculator: Instantly calculate the total cost of employment in any country, including taxes, contributions and the Oyster flat-fee.

Contractor Misclassification Assessment: Should you hire an Employee or Contractor? Find out by answering a few simple questions.

Country Profiles: Quick reference guide with all the need-to-know info for hiring and taking care of teams in 50+ countries.

Show More

A growing handful of templated legal agreements for you to personalize, including:

Confidentiality, Competition & Intellectual Property Agreement: This document protects the IP of your company, as well as laying out the terms on competition and confidentiality.

GDPR Privacy Notice: This agreement describes how to collect and use personal information about your team in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Show More
Enterprise
Extra HR and Legal support for growing teams with special circumstances

Custom

Hire (almost) anywhere: Compliantly hire in 180+ countries with the terms and benefits expected in local areas. View Country Availability.

Hire quickly: Instantly generate compliant local contracts. Hire and onboard team members in days (not weeks).

Local Compliance: Local compliance guardrails built into the Oyster platform make sure your employment agreements are legally compliant with local labor laws and give your business the legal protections you need.

Aggregated Invoices: Manage your entire global payroll in a single monthly invoice and pay your global team in just a few clicks.

Localized Pay: Pay employees in their local currency, at no additional cost.

Best Rates Around: We offer the most competitive global payment rates on the market.

Show More

Compliance Intelligence: Protects and speeds up the time it takes to generate locally compliant contracts that protect your business and your people. Each contract built through Oyster is designed to reduce your risk while building your distributed team.

IP Protection: Protect your trade secrets with confidentiality and intellectual property agreements.

Employment Liability Insurance: We've got you covered with premium liability insurance coverage around the globe.

Privacy Compliance: Beyond GDPR,  Oyster is compliant with privacy and security requirements in every country.

Show More

Local HR & Legal Expertise: Country-specific regulatory guidance and support, everywhere you hire. Our team will help you navigate every part of the employee lifecycle (onboarding, equity, off-boarding, benefits, time-off, etc.).

Employer Onboarding:  Get started by setting up your account preferences and filling in some details about your business. Next, initiate a hire. Our team is here to guide your through the process and help guide you through global hiring and distributed team best practices.

Team Member Onboarding: New employees start by providing some basic personal info (e.g.name, address, bank details, etc). We'll guide your new team members through the process, making sure they know how to get the most from the Oyster Platform.

Ongoing Support From Awesome Humans: On-demand chat and email support from a wonderful Customer Experience team, or schedule a time to meet. Our fully-distributed global team means that wherever you are, we're probably pretty close by and happy to help quickly.

Show More

Watch a 2-minute video tour or take Oyster for a test drive by signing up for a free account.

Show More

Employment Cost Calculator: Instantly calculate the total cost of employment in any country, including taxes, contributions and the Oyster flat-fee.

Contractor Misclassification Assessment: Should you hire an Employee or Contractor? Find out by answering a few simple questions.

Country Profiles: Quick reference guide with all the need-to-know info for hiring and taking care of teams in 50+ countries.

Show More

A growing handful of templated legal agreements for you to personalize, including:

Confidentiality, Competition & Intellectual Property Agreement: This document protects the IP of your company, as well as laying out the terms on competition and confidentiality.

GDPR Privacy Notice: This agreement describes how to collect and use personal information about your team in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Show More

Don't need the whole package? Just pay for what you need:

Unlimited free contractors

Right now, you can access all the tools you need to onboard, manage, and pay contractors—for free!

Hire in 180+ countries

Whip up compliant local contracts and have everything signed, sealed, and delivered in minutes (not weeks).

Automated payroll

Save time on mundane, repetitive payroll tasks. Hand off the invoicing and international payments to us.

Don't Need The Whole Package? Just Pay For What You Need:

Aggregated Invoices

Set your contracting preferences with a few clicks and you’re ready to generate contracts from anywhere.

Localized Pay

Pay employees in their local currency, at no additional cost.

Best Rates Around

We offer the most competitive global payment rates on the market.

Don't need the whole package? Just pay for what you need:

Oyster Health

Local health benefits

Offer your team a great health benefits package, no matter where they’re located.

One global plan

Cover team members in 180+ countries under one plan. Once covered, you can access your benefits on short or long term travel to every country in the world.

Competitive Rates

Company plan rates are typically 45% cheaper than individual plan rates, with Standard Plans starting at $90USD/month and Premium Plans starting at $125USD/month.

"Prior to using Oyster, employing anyone outside the UK was a nightmare for us... now it's super fast and painless."
Tilly Firth
Head of People & Talent at Impala

A world of talent awaits.
Ready to bring them aboard?

Hire, pay, and care for Team Members anywhere in the world with Oyster’s global employment platform.

Lite
Free
Contractor hiring in 180+ countries
Localized pay in 120+ currencies
Invoice and expense management
Global HR tools
Oyster Health (add-on)
Get Started
Business
Starts at
$399/employee/month
Prices may vary by country. See countries served here
Includes everything in Lite, plus:
Full-time employee hiring in 130+ countries
End-to-end global payroll
Built-in legal, tax, and privacy compliance
IP protection and liability insurance
Localized support and knowledge centers
Time-off management
Oyster Health (add-on)
Get Started
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Includes everything in Business, plus:
Custom global compliance support
Dedicated hiring success team
Oyster Health (add-on)
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Discounts for nonprofits

We have a soft spot for other impact-driven companies. If you’re a certified nonprofit or B Corp, enroll in Oyster for Impact to unlock discounts for our platform, access educational resources, and more.

Oyster for Impact

Discounts for startups

We understand the growing pains of being a fast-growing startup—and want to help in any way we can. Sign up through our Oyster for Startups program to get your first Team Member hired for free, for one year. 

Oyster for Startups

Show your team you care with Oyster Health

Health benefits matter to employees—and can make or break your acquisition and retainment goals. Add Oyster Health to your plan to unlock competitive rates and exceptional coverage for Team Members in 180+ countries.

Access excellent extended healthcare options for Team Members worldwide.

Unlock the best rates in the market no matter the size of your business. 

Provide statutory and extended health insurance to your team under one plan.

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Hire, pay, and take care of your global team 

Whether you’re making your first international hire or scaling your cross-border teams, Oyster makes it easy to navigate this new world of work.

Get the protection and confidence you need to onboard the world’s top talent with locally-compliant contracts in 180+ countries.

Deliver fully-compliant international payments to contractors and Team Members on time and in 120+ currencies. 

Access easy-to-use management tools for signing, onboarding, and paying international contractors for free. 

FAQs

What services does the Oyster fee include?
Are there additional charges such as setup or cancellation fees?
Do you offer discounts at a certain volume of hiring?
How does Oyster handle currency conversions?
Can I pay Oyster in a non-local currency?
Is there a minimum number of team members or a minimum commitment required?
Can I use Oyster for free?
What are the available payment methods at Oyster?
Which countries can I engage talent in? Does price vary by country?

Without Oyster, I don't think I would even consider hiring internationally. Oyster has made it so easy that it's become a viable part of our business strategies.

CEO and founder of Juno

Ready to go global?

Oyster makes it easy. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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