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Nope. The beauty of outsourcing your HR Department is that you can decide how much you want to outsource. If you only want us to process your payroll, we can do that. If you just need assistance from an HR professional every now and then, we can do that. If you need to re-work your employee handbook, job descriptions and discipline forms, we can do that. And, if you want to rely on The Employer Group for all of your HR needs and provide your employees with a comprehensive benefit plan, we can absolutely do that.

We do have one exception though. We don’t sell insurance. That means you can’t hire The Employer Group to provide health insurance to your employees. If you want to take advantage of the large group insurance rates The Employer Group has to offer, your employees need to become our employees, under a PEO relationship. With that limited exception, you can pick and choose what you need us for, and we’ll be there for you.

PEO stands for Professional Employer Organization. A PEO is a co-employment relationship, where the company (in this case, The Employer Group) becomes the employer of record for your employees.  A PEO relationship offers distinct advantages for our clients.

First, as a co-employer, The Employer Group processes all payroll-related government-required tax filings for all of their clients. Doing so creates efficiencies in workflow. Next, since all of the your employees would now legally be our employees, we negotiate worker’s compensation and other benefits with a larger pool of employees, often resulting in cost savings.

The Employer Group offers its PEO clients human resources consulting services, employee benefits and payroll processing.

PEOs are regulated in each state and The Employer Group has been a registered PEO for over 17 years and is now certified in 29 states.

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Yes. While the majority of our clients enjoy a PEO relationship with us, we provide an array of other services. Check it out; we are sure you’ll find something that will fit your needs.

No, it isn’t an evil attempt to take over your company. The PEO relationship involves a contractual allocation and sharing of employer responsibilities between the PEO and the client. This shared employment relationship is called co-employment. Each party is responsible for certain obligations of employment, while both parties will share responsibility for other obligations. Both the PEO and the client are the “employer” for some purposes, but neither party will be found to be the employer for all purposes.

The client provides worksite employees with the training and tools needed to perform their job, in addition to the actual place of work. The PEO provides human resources services to worksite employees, such as worker’s compensation Insurance, unemployment insurance and a broad range of employee benefits programs, and is responsible for collecting and remitting payroll taxes.

And if you think it sounds like legal mumbo-jumbo just to give you an advantage, you’re right. We don’t make the laws, we just follow them—but we do it in a way that makes sense for you.

Absolutely. Our payroll system is designed to help you track your PTO plan on a real-time basis.