More Hawaii companies are hiring talent outside of Hawaii to build their strongest teams ever. Whether you're opening a mainland location or hiring a remote worker—we're here for you. ProService Hawaii offers the HR services you need to grow your team in Hawaii and remotely in all 50 states. We can save you time, ensure you meet state hiring requirements, and help you understand how the process works based on your specific employee needs and situation. We can also prevent issues with labor laws, unemployment insurance, wages, and any other HR issues you may have.
With HMSA's BlueCard, out-of-state employees can get access to the best mainland providers through Blue Cross Blue Shield's extensive network.
Don't leave your business exposed to employee lawsuits. With ProService, get Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) to protect your business from employment-related claims.
As your partner, we'll review and update your employee handbooks with state-specific addendums to help your business maintain multi-state compliance with local laws and keep your employees informed.
Becoming a multi-state employer has challenges. When you have employees in a new state, you must follow that location's rules. State-specific laws impact the taxes you and your employees pay—and much more. Our guide shares what you need to know about having multi-state employees, including:
If you're a ProService Hawaii client*, here's what to do next
If you're thinking about having employees outside of Hawaii, start by reading our guide. We outline the top things Hawaii employers need to know, and share insights about which states are easier (or harder) to get started in.
To get the ball rolling, simply notify your day-to-day contact at ProService Hawaii and let them know you’re thinking about out-of-state employees and any additional details you’re able to share. Think it’s too early to get us involved? Think again. Depending on where you want to operate, states can take anywhere from 2-10 weeks to process your application, and you will need workers’ compensation policy in place before your employee starts.
* Not already a client? We’d still love to talk to you to learn how we can support your business and HR needs. To start a conversation, schedule a free HR consultation with us, or call us directly at (808) 394-8878.
ProService Hawaii offers a bundled multi-state HR solution for Hawaii-based employers. Whether you want to have a remote worker on the mainland or open an entirely new operation, ProService Hawaii can offer a complete solution for both your Hawaii and mainland employees in all 50 states – wherever they live and work.
ProService Hawaii offers a streamlined HR solution whether you're expanding your business outside of Hawaii or just want the flexibility of remote workers on the mainland. When you leverage our Professional Employer Organization (PEO) model, you'll get all the critical HR components you need to expand your business across the country from one Hawaii-based HR partner.
Our one-stop HR solution for mainland employees:
If you're a Hawaii-based company, we're here to support you! To leverage our out-of-state services, you must have a base of operations here in Hawaii, where at least 50% of your workforce is in Hawaii.
Working with an HR partner that uses a PEO (professional employer organization) business model can be very beneficial. If you want to have employees in multiple states, it can significantly cut down on the HR hassles.
Here's a few reasons why:
If your business operates in 22 states known as “client reporting states,” you must register your business with various state agencies before ProService Hawaii can set up your mainland employee for payroll, benefits, workers' comp, and more. As your HR partner, we can provide the links and helpful resources to point you in the right direction, but we will not be able to register your business for you. We recommend you consult with your CPA and other legal advisors if you're thinking of doing business (or having employees) in “client reporting states.” Once you've registered your business and opened the required tax accounts, ProService can take it from there!
As part of our HR solution, all out-of-state employees will receive HMSA health plans, which will kick in according to the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care (HPHC) law. Since HMSA is part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) network, your employees can access over 90% of doctors and specialists in the states where they live and work.
You must get coverage from the state-run fund in four states
Regarding workers’ compensation, ProService can provide your business with coverage through our national policies program. We can provide workers’ compensation in the 46 states that allow private insurers to offer coverage. Four states have monopolistic coverage: Ohio, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. This means private insurers cannot provide coverage, and the only option to get a policy is to go directly through the state-run fund.
If you work in certain industries, ProService will need extra information about your business
All businesses that utilize our HR solution for mainland employees will be required to fill out a 2-page workers’ compensation questionnaire that will help us gather details needed to underwrite a policy–in addition to providing a 5-year loss run report. However, ProService will need to collect additional information about your mainland operations for companies that work in certain industries.
These industries include construction, roofing, road paving, asbestos work, cement manufacturing, iron/steel fabrication, farming, tree trimming, tree removal, slaughtering, food processing, meat processing, nursing homes, emergency services, trucking operations, warehouses, clothing manufacturing or radio/tv broadcasting.
ProService Hawaii is the only locally-based HR service provider that offers a bundled HR solution for both Hawaii employees and mainland workers. We are committed to Hawaii-based employers–wherever their employees live and work in the U.S. If you’re interested in local support for your team, plus mainland expertise, we’ve got you covered!
When you choose a partner like ProService Hawaii, you don't just get “human resource services”, or a do-it-yourself software. You get an actual team of local, HR professionals at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.