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Welcome Pack
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Welcome to Plane! 🎉 Ready to start hiring international employees? We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Check out these help guides and resources that explain our processes so you know what to expect when you hire an employee outside of the United States with Plane.

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Employee journey

Please visit each article below to view the process, timeline, guidelines, and FAQs for each step of the employee lifecycle.

Learn about right-to-work checks and visa sponsorship, and how to ensure compliance when hiring international employees.

Learn what to expect when hiring international employees: Dive into our step-by-step onboarding process and get an idea of estimated timelines.

Discover the key components and need-to-know considerations of employment contracts for international employees.

Understand the various kinds of leave and other benefits you need to offer international employees.

Get to know our offboarding process for international employees, and what you can expect when bringing your employment relationship to an end.

Important payroll timelines and dates

Pay frequency

Plane runs payroll once a month in most countries, and semi-monthly (24 pay periods per year) in Canada, Ukraine, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Payroll change cutoff dates

In order to meet payroll deadlines, you must submit any changes to by the appropriate payroll change cutoff date. Keep in mind that paydays and cutoff dates vary by country, ranging from a few business days to a month before payday, and payday processing dates may be affected by local holidays.

For more information and to view guidelines by country, check this help center article.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the relationship between you (the employer), Plane, and the employer of record (EOR)?

Pilot Platform Inc (Plane) provides the product and service by helping you manage payroll, human resources, and statutory requirements. Plane has its own entities and partners that serve as the EOR/legal employer where the employee is legally hired in another country. Plane and our partner do not manage the performance of the employees since we do not monitor or work directly with them.

Can Plane withhold taxes for employees for non-cash compensation such as stocks, options, tokens, or similar?

No, we are unable to withhold additional taxes for employees. We recommend that the employee reach out to a tax expert in their country of work for guidance on how to manage stock-related taxes.

How do I pay a bonus, commission, or any other additional payments?

If you wish to pay an employee additional incentives outside of their usual payroll, please email us at Please note that all changes need to be made before the payroll cutoff dates as listed. If the payroll cutoff is missed, we can pay out additional incentives in the following payroll cycle.

How can I increase the employee's salary?

Email to increase an employee’s salary. Since salary increases are considered changes to the employment contract, we need to acknowledge these changes with a salary increase letter. Please inform us at least one week before the payroll cutoff date.

Can I pay the employee a bonus in USD?

We’re required to pay employees in their local currency. We always recommend any additional bonuses or salary increases are discussed with employees in local currency. You can use this calculator to see the local currency value.

Please note that we are unable to use the same exchange rate that you may see on Google — see here for more information.

Need more help?

If you have any questions, feel free to start a live chat directly from our website or contact You can also visit our help center to see if your question has been answered there.

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