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No. 1 Reason to Outsource Payroll & HR – Compliance and Regulation

This is the surprising result of an online small business survey conducted by Paychex, Inc., one of America’s leading payroll providers and HR outsourcing organization. The survey questioned over 300 SBO’s about payroll, benefits and human resource administration. The respondents consisted of 339 small business owners (CEOs of U.S. companies with fewer than 500 employees). […]

PEOs Help With Health Care Reform and the ACA

Affordable Care Creates Demand for HR Outsourcing & PEOs There is no question that the (PPACA) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform has created the greatest opportunity for the PEO industry in decades. Employee leasing companies, HR outsourcing firms, benefits administration and health insurance enrollment specialists are ramping up to assist small […]

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Health Insurance Marketplaces Are Coming – Are You Ready?

What PEOs and Small Business Owners Should Know With 2013 almost halfway over, our attention turns to 2014, when the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act goes into effect. The individual mandate kicks in, requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine. Employers with 50 employees or more will also face penalties […]

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Workers Compensation Rates Will Increase In 2013

Small Business WC Premiums To Rise By 25% For Some Industries Many small and midsize companies will experience an increase in their workers compensation insurance premiums in 2013. The effects will not be felt equally across the broad range of industries. Companies and business owners who employ blue-collar occupations may see increases of 25-30 percent. […]

Independent Contractors and Co-Employer Agreements

Can PEOs Protect Against Misclassified Independent Contractors? There are many questions surrounding Independent Contractors these days. Do services rendered by an individual for your company constitute an act of employment, or are they truly services being provided by an independent party? What types of occupations are clearly recognized as independent contractors in the eyes of […]

Employers, Healthcare and PR – Personal Responsibility

Can Employers Promote Personal Responsibility? Should They? Business owners, CFO’s and HR executives across the country are troubled over the escalating costs of providing health insurance for their employees. Unfortunately, the statistics for the future look grim. Some estimate that the United States health-care system will cost $4.6 trillion dollars, (that’s Trillion with a T) […]

Employee Leasing for Franchise Business Owners

PEOs Offer Employee Management Solutions for Franchise Owners While attending the 2012 Franchise Expo South at the Miami Convention Center, I was amazed to see all the new and exciting franchise opportunities that were present this year. Every aisle featured a wide array of franchise enterprises offering almost every category of business and consumer products […]

Health Care Reform – Is Your Company Ready?

The waiting is finally over, and the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the individual mandate and the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is legal under the constitution. This ruling came as a big suprise to many. Despite an early warning in our blog entitled “Want to Repeal Health Insurance […]

The 4 P’s of HRO and PEO Evaluation

Entrepreneurs and Professional Employer Organizations

It’s All About Building Winning Teams You may think that this is a bold statement, but the reality is that most entrepreneurs achieve success not because they are visionaries, although many are, but because they are intensely focused on doing what they do best. In an earlier blog “No Man is an Island”, I explain […]

Why Employee Leasing and PEOs Are Dropping Risky Clients

Workers’ Compensation Markets Reported to be Shrinking P & C insurance agents and employee leasing brokers will tell you that rates for workers compensation coverage have been the lowest on record for almost a decade. Work comp rates remain low in almost every state and occupation across the country. Much of the decrease in premiums […]