What is a PEO?
A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is an outsourcing company that offers various employment-related services. An employer may contract with a PEO to outsource functions such as hiring and firing workers, administering benefits, and purchasing worker’s compensation coverage. Unlike a leasing company, a PEO shares employment-related duties with the employer. The PEO and the employer become co-employers. The PEO assumes responsibility for certain administrative tasks. The client retains responsibility for the day-to-day safety and supervision of the employees at the workplace.
This can be one of the most tricky tasks in small to medium business operations. If you need assistance administering payroll, managing tax functions or reporting, we have the service you need.
We make it easy to administer worker’s compensation. In some states the PEO may purchase the policy. Depending on the type of policy required, a PEO may obtain the coverage at a discount.
Finding the right team of people can be a daunting and difficult task. Let us ease the stress with our employment recruiting offer. We will screen, hire and train your employees. Let us help you cultivate and grow your workforce.
Happy employees is one of the major keys in a successful business. Nothing makes an employee more angry than mismanaged benefits. We can help you lay out all the information in a clear and concise manner. We will manage all aspects of employee benefits and ensure that your employees receive the care they deserve.
We serve as your knowledgeable guide in all things. Our experts are well trained and have the experience needed to efficiently handle matters of employment law and human resource management.
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PEo ≠ Temp Agency
PEOs differ from temporary staffing companies. For one thing, PEO’s do not supply workers to job sites. They act as co-employers of the client’s employees. Staffing agencies employ workers whom they assign to client’s work sites. Secondly, PEO’s provide services on a long-term basis. Staffing agencies provide workers temporarily. A “temp” worker is typically assigned to a short-term project or to fill in for a permanent worker who is on leave.
Under the standard general liability policy a leased worker qualifies as an employee. The term leased worker means person leased to you ( the named insured) by a labor leasing firm under an agreement between you and the labor leasing firm, to perform duties related to the conduct of your business. Presumably, a worker hired by a PEO under and contract with you qualifies as a leased worker.
Note that the term leased worker does not include a temporary worker. This term means someone who is furnished to you as a substitute for a permanent employee on leave or to meet seasonal or short-term workload conditions.
Because employees are insureds under the policy, a leased worker is an insured. Temporary workers are not employees so they do not qualify as insureds.
How does a PEO arrangement work?
The benefits of using a PEO