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Employer on record (EoR)

Hiring internationally usually means setting up a local legal entity. But that’s an expensive process that can take months to complete. Engaging talent through an Employer of Record (EoR) can save your business time and money, and ensure compliance with local and international labour laws and tax regulations. 

Learn everything you need to know about hiring workers through an EoR in Australia with our complete guide.

Pre-hire checks


Immigration compliance. Foreign nationals must apply for visas to visit, live and work in Australia. Application is through the various immigration programs and visas administered by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The Temporary Skills Short (TSS) visa (subclass 482) may be used by businesses to address skill shortages by engaging foreign nationals to live and work in Australia for 2 years, or up to 4 years in some circumstances where a suitably skilled Australian cannot be engaged. Caveats or other limits on eligibility may apply. The former Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) no longer accepts new applications.Other checks may be required depending on industry. For example, for most child-related employment, a Working with Children Check is required.


Permitted with the applicant’s consent and subject to relevant discrimination laws. Offers of employment may be subject to criminal record checks or medical examination if necessary to determine fitness for the inherent requirements of a particular job.

Hiring options


Individuals can be recruited on either a full-time, part-time or casual basis (ie, employed by hour or by day) or a fixed-term contract for a limited duration.

Independent contractor

Independent contractors may be engaged directly by the company or via a personal services company.

Agency worker

Agency or temporary workers can be used by some organizations for short periods. Labor hire licensing laws apply in some states or territories which may apply to use of agency workers. Agency staff members are not engaged as employees of the business where they are placed on assignment.

Language requirements

No statutory requirements.

Corporate Presence Requirements & Payroll Set-up

A foreign entity can engage employees in Australia subject to business, corporate and tax considerations and proper payroll registrations and injury insurance (ie, workers’ compensation) registration. Personal income tax must be paid by employees on their assessable income. However, employers are obliged to deduct tax from an employee’s remuneration (ie, Pay as You Go or PAYG tax withholding) and also to pay 11% of their salary, which may gradually be increased over coming years to 12%, into the employee’s superannuation account, a form of pension system.

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Hiring employees in Australia usually means setting up a legal entity, which can be costly and time-consuming. Employers can avoid this hassle by working with an Employer of Record (EoR), like CXC. 

Through our EoR solution, you can confidently hire employees in [country], without worrying about compliance issues. We’ll handle everything from payroll to benefits to employment contracts on your behalf — so all you have to think about is finding the right person for the job.

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On-demand access to in-demand talent with CXC

Our solutions make it easy to source, engage, manage and pay workers anywhere in the world. That means you can stop worrying about complex labour laws, tax regulations and compliance risks, and focus on what’s important: growing your business.

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