Hire and pay 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.

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Capital

Washington, D.C.

Official Language

English

Payroll Cycle

Semi-Monthly

Onboard, pay and manage employees in the United States with Deel.

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.

Deel lets you hire employees in the United States quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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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
  • Pension - Fidelity
  • Private Healthcare

Our quickstart guide to hiring in the United States

Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in the United States

Minimum Wage Requirements

Deel Company policy is that we only accept exempt or salaried workers. The Federal minimum wage is currently $35,568 for exempt/salaried workers. There are 5 states where the salary minimum wage is higher than the Federal minimum wage. These states are California, Colorado, Maine, New York, and Washington. Employees residing in these 5 states must have annual salaries that are at least the same amount as the state minimum wage. Employees residing in other states must have annual salaries at least the same amount as the Federal minimum wage.

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

Tax Rate

Single Filer

Married Filing Joint Return

Head of Household

10%

USD 0 - 11,600

USD 0 - 23,200

USD 0 - 16,550

12%

USD 11,601 - 47,150

USD 22,001 - 94,300

USD 16,551 -63,100

22%

USD 47,151 - 100,525

USD 94.301 - 201,050

USD 63,101 - 100,500

24%

USD 100,526 - 191,150

USD 201,051 - 383,900

USD 100,501 - 191,950

32%

USD 191,151 - 243,725

USD 383,901 - 487,450

USD 191,951 - 243,700

35%

USD 243,726 - 609,350

USD 487,451 - 731,200

USD 243,701 - 609,350

37%

USD 609,351 and up

USD 731,201 and up

USD 609,351 and up

Standard Deduction

USD 14,600

USD 29,200

USD 21,900

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 9.50%-12.50% (depending on the state) of the employee salary. 
- Social security - 6.2% up to a yearly limit of USD 9,932.40
- Medicare - 1.45%
- Federal Unemployment - 0.60% up to a yearly limit of USD 42
- State Unemployment -  1%-4% with yearly limits based on the state
- Worker’s Compensation - 0.25%-0.30%
- Payroll Tax (California only) - 0.38%

These costs are provided as estimates and are intended solely for general informational purposes. To fully comprehend all associated costs and fees related to the terms of any employment agreement for this country, please contact our Sales team for a quote.

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.

Deel does not support positions that require the calculation of overtime (non-exempt).

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

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

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

While there is no federal requirement to pay employees for time off such as vacations and holidays, Deel employees in the US are entitled to a minimum of 15 days Paid Time Off (PTO). This entitlement is for vacation and sick leave.

Public Holidays

Deel observes 6 commonly recognized holidays in the United States. There are also 5 holidays that are recognised by the Federal Reserve, and employers have the choice whether to offer these days off based on what works best for the employee and the employer’s business needs.

Deel recognizes the following holidays, which are commonly recognized and most businesses except retail and hospitality close:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1
  • Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day: July 4
  • Labor Day: First Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving Day: Fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day: December 25

The following holidays are recognised by the Federal Reserve, where the Federal Reserve and most banks close, and employees of the Federal government are given a day off:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Third Monday in January
  • President's Day: Third Monday in February
  • Juneteenth: June 19
  • Columbus Day: Second Monday in October
  • Veteran's Day: November 11

Onboarding

Onboarding can take 1 business day, provided that the employee has submitted all the required compliance documents on platform and that the employee and clients have signed the employment agreement, MSA, and SOW. Enrollment in health insurance will be done within the first week of employment.

Enrollment in health insurance is required.

🔺 Important note: we are unable to accept part-time EORs in the USA. This means we may only hire full-time EORs.

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
  • Job role
  • Job description
  • Place of work
  • Manager
  • Employment type
  • Holidays/leaves
  • 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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Management fee

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