Hire contractors in the United States (US)

Hiring contractors in the United States (US)? Rippling can help you onboard and pay the United States contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provide IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in the United States, all while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-4 (Washington, D.C.)

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at a glance

Hiring contractors in the United States (US) can be a rollercoaster

Hiring contractors in the United States can get tricky. You need knowledge of federal employment laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as the tangled web of state and local statutes, which vary across the country. Why? Worker misclassification penalties can cost as much as $1,000 per employee, plus possible prison time. But with Rippling, you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in the United States (US)

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your American contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your American contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in the United States in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard American contractors, allowing you to send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can quickly sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps from any device, including their mobile.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce is likely to change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR or your own entity. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your American contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay American contractors in USD

Easily pay contractors in your local currency or USD. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a paper trail to mitigate misclassification risk.