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Employer of Record (EOR) & PEO Hong Kong

Updated: Apr 1

Employer of Record (EOR) & PEO Hong Kong

Both Employer of Record (EOR) and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services can help your business expand into Hong Kong without setting up a local entity. Here's a breakdown of the key differences:

Employer of Record (EOR):

  • Legal Employer: The EOR acts as the legal employer for your staff in Hong Kong, assuming all employer liabilities.

  • Focus: EORs typically handle core HR tasks like payroll, tax administration, and benefits compliance.

  • Suited for: Businesses that want a fast and easy way to hire employees in Hong Kong without the burden of setting up a local subsidiary.

Professional Employer Organization (PEO):

  • Co-employment: A PEO co-employs your staff with your company. You retain some control over the employment relationship.

  • Wider Scope: PEOs often offer a broader range of HR services beyond core administration, including recruitment, onboarding, and employee management.

  • Suited for: Businesses looking to outsource a wider range of HR functions in Hong Kong, while still maintaining some control over the employer-employee relationship.

Here's a table summarizing the key differences:





EOR becomes the legal employer

Co-employment with PEO


Focuses on core HR (payroll, tax, benefits)

Broader range of HR services


Less control over employment relationship

More control over employment relationship

Choosing between an EOR and PEO:

The best choice for your business depends on your specific needs. Consider factors like:

  • The level of control you want over your employees.

  • The range of HR services you require.

  • The speed and ease of setting up your Hong Kong workforce.

Finding an EOR or PEO in Hong Kong:

Several companies offer EOR and PEO services in Hong Kong. Here are some resources to help you find a provider:

  • Search online: Look for "Hong Kong EOR" or "Hong Kong PEO" service providers.

  • Industry associations: Ask industry associations for recommendations.

By understanding the differences between EOR and PEO services, you can make an informed decision about which option is best for your business expansion into Hong Kong.

How Bestar HK can Help

Bestar is an EOR/PEO company in Hong Kong. Here's how we could assist with Employer of Record (EOR) and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services:

For EOR Services:

  • Fast and Easy Hong Kong Expansion: Bestar can help you hire employees in Hong Kong quickly by acting as the legal employer, eliminating the need to set up your own subsidiary. This saves you time and resources during the initial setup phase.

  • Reduced Employer Liabilities: By becoming the legal employer, Bestar takes on the employer responsibilities in Hong Kong, including payroll taxes, social security contributions (MPF), and other labor law adherence. This minimizes your risk of non-compliance penalties.

  • Streamlined HR Tasks: Bestar can handle core HR tasks like payroll processing, tax administration, and benefits administration for your Hong Kong employees. This frees you to focus on core business activities.

For PEO Services:

  • Comprehensive HR Support: In addition to core HR tasks, Bestar offers a wider range of services, potentially including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations management, and even training programs. This offers a more comprehensive HR solution for your Hong Kong workforce.

  • Co-employment Model: As a PEO, Bestar might co-employ your staff with your company. This allows you to maintain some control over the employment relationship, such as hiring decisions and performance management, while leveraging Bestar's HR expertise.

Here are some general areas where Bestar is able to help:

  • Compliance with Hong Kong Labor Laws: Bestar ensures you comply with local regulations regarding payroll taxes, social security contributions (MPF in Hong Kong), and other labor law requirements.

  • Payroll Processing: We can handle payroll calculations, deductions, and remittances to employees and government agencies.

  • Benefits Administration: We help set up and administer employee benefit programs like health insurance.

  • Onboarding: Bestar assists with onboarding new hires in Hong Kong.

Here are some additional benefits Bestar provides:

  • Local Expertise: We have a strong understanding of Hong Kong's labor laws, regulations, and tax system, ensuring your compliance.

  • Scalability: Bestar can help you scale your Hong Kong workforce up or down easily, as your business needs evolve.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Compared to setting up your own entity, using an EOR/PEO service can be more cost-effective, especially for smaller businesses.

To confirm Bestar's EOR/PEO services and our specific offerings:

  • Visit our website: Look for keywords like "EOR", "PEO", "employment outsourcing", or "Hong Kong HR services".

  • Contact Bestar: Ask about our EOR/PEO services and inquire about our capabilities to support your specific needs in Hong Kong.

By getting in touch with Bestar, you'll get a clearer picture of our EOR/PEO services and how we can specifically help your business expand into Hong Kong.

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