Australia EOR Services
Expand your business to Australia without the hassle of setting up a local entity. When you hire with Native Teams, we'll handle all the local compliance and payroll requirements, so you can focus on growing your business.
Why use an employer of record services in Australia?
In order to hire employees in Australia, businesses are typically required to establish a legal entity. This can be a time-consuming and expensive process, requiring businesses to register an address, find an office, and open a local bank account. Additionally, businesses must navigate complex local payroll, tax, and benefits regulations.
However, there is an alternative to establishing a legal entity in Australia. Businesses can use an employer of record (EOR) provider like Native Teams to hire employees in Australia without a legal entity. EOR providers handle all employment-related tasks on behalf of businesses, including payroll, taxes, benefits, and compliance. This frees businesses up to focus on their core operations, while ensuring that their employees are treated fairly and in compliance with Australian law.
How do EOR services in Australia work?
When you hire an employee through our employer of record (EOR) service in Australia, we become the legal employer of your employee. This means that we are responsible for all employment-related matters, including payroll, taxes, benefits, and compliance. You will retain full management over the work of your employee, and you will only be responsible for issuing payment to us to cover the costs of employment.
Requirements for employment in Australia
Check out some of the legal and tax requirements that employers must meet when hiring employees in Australia:
Employers must provide written employment contracts to their employees, outlining terms and conditions of employment, such as wages, hours, and leave entitlements.
Fair work act
Employers must adhere to the Fair Work Act 2009, which sets out minimum employment standards, including National Employment Standards (NES), modern awards, and enterprise agreements.
Employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage set by the Fair Work Commission. The minimum wage is reviewed annually.
Tax file number (TFN)
Employers must obtain TFNs from their employees for tax reporting purposes.
Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
Employers are required to withhold income tax from their employees' wages and remit it to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regularly.
Superannuation guarantee (SG)
Employers must contribute a percentage of their employees' earnings to a complying superannuation fund or retirement savings account. The current SG rate is 10% of ordinary time earnings.
Work health and safety (WHS)
Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment, comply with WHS laws, and take measures to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
Employers may be liable for payroll tax if their total Australian wages exceed the state or territory threshold. Payroll tax rates and thresholds vary between jurisdictions.
Fair work ombudsman (FWO)
Employers must comply with workplace laws and regulations enforced by the FWO, such as minimum entitlements, penalty rates, and dispute resolution.
Employers must provide employees with paid annual leave, sick leave, and parental leave as per the NES. They must also comply with provisions for overtime, public holidays, and long service leave.
It is essential for employers to seek professional advice or refer to official government resources to ensure compliance with the latest requirements and any specific circumstances related to their business.
Features of Australia employer of record with Native Teams
Why choose Native Teams as your Australia employer of record?
Native Teams is a global employer of record (EOR) that helps companies expand and hire internationally. We have legal entities in 55+ countries around the world and have been recognized for our outstanding EOR services.
Our team of tax, legal, and compliance experts can help you with everything you need to hire and pay your employees in any country. We can also take care of all your administrative tasks, such as HR administration, payroll, risk management, and more.
We are committed to helping our clients succeed in the global marketplace. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you expand your business internationally!Book a call