In business, you will encounter legal issues from time to time. How you deal with the situation can make all the difference to any damage that may be caused. If you decide to expand abroad, you can leave yourself more vulnerable to legal issues, especially if you don’t familiarise yourself with the landscape. Hiring an HR team in house to keep you compliant and avoid labour law issues can be daunting. Luckily, there are payroll companies out there that can help you not only stay compliant, but improve your recruitment process too to keep the rapport going with your staff.
Here at Payroll Worldwide, we provide payroll and HR services to companies in Latin America and those wishing to expand to the region. We even provide employment law advice and defence, so if you find yourself embroiled in a legal dispute, we are here to provide help. To prepare yourself for any instances, please read our latest article below.
Employment Law Issues When Expanding
When you expand to another country, you can expect the employment, financial and cultural landscapes to be different. Legal instances such as tax, employment law and labour law will be different from country to country, and you need to make sure that you are fully educated in the legalities to keep yourself out of hot water. Legal issues you could encounter include, but are not limited to:
- incorrect payment of tax
- breaching employment laws in place in your country of operation
- breaking data protection regulations
- breach of contract with employees, traders, partners and suppliers
Recruiting a PEO (Professional Employer Organisation) can help you remain compliant in all aspects of employment law, labour law and tax. Instead of training your staff to become clued up on all legalities that concern business in your host country, look towards the experts who already have a full scope of knowledge. To find out more about how we help you, please visit our services page here.
PEOs and a Legal Defence
Although your PEO company cannot represent you in a court of law, they can still support you should you face any legal problems. Fallouts between you and your staff, suppliers or partners can become hard to navigate, especially if you are not familiar with the law in the country that you are working in. Lawsuits can devastate a business, not just in terms of financial damages, but reputation too. PEOs will be fully educated in a wide range of laws and regulations, so can put processes in place before an issue can occur.
However, some occurrences do slip through the net, so it’s helpful to know you have a full team of mediators on your side.
PEOs can put you in touch with lawyers and legal aids who can help. They can also provide you with valuable advice and develop new strategies to prevent any legal issues from occurring again. From ensuring the recruitment process goes smoother for new starters to keeping on top of ever-changing labour laws, we are here to help.
How We Can Help
Here at Payroll Worldwide, we have years of experience in helping various companies in a range of industries manage their payroll processes and HR services. As well as performing as a recruitment company and providing payroll support, we can assist you with any legal issues that you may face.
To find out more, or to receive a free consultation, please give us a call on 07469 892524. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.