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Author Archive for PEO Pros

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Somebody Else's Problem

Somebody Else’s Problem

Wouldn’t it be great if employers could make all their employee problems go away? Make them “Somebody Else’s Problem”? We believe that when the Employee Leasing industry chose “PEO” as their new, politically correct moniker, they chose the wrong letters. We think they should call them Employer SEP’s – where the Employee Problems become Somebody […]

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Medical-Marijuana-News

Medical Marijuana

More and more states are legalizing prescription cannabis (for medical use.) This has got people to thinking about how this can affect workers’ comp “Drug Free Workplace” programs. Tuesday November 4th marks a landmark day in Florida as (by early polls) this amendment shows signs of passing by an overwhelming margin. PEO Pros would like […]

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Workers' Comp in a Hard Market

Workers’ Comp in a Hard Market

One of the unforeseen negatives of the Affordable Care Act was increased costs for workers’ compensation insurance, coming both from higher taxes assessed to insurance companies and higher costs of claims. The claims costs are on the rise due to more dependance on workers’ comp vs. traditional health insurance, increased medical costs and the big […]

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I-9 form

Why a Professional HR Partner?

What can possibly go wrong with a small business? Why would a small business need a professional HR partner? Isn’t that a waste of time and money? No one wants to fine us do they? Our lead agent, John Will Tenney, appears below in a candid video discussing this situation: Business owners, if you’ve ever […]

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Hourglass PC

Hourglass PC

As part of our strategic and contractual alliance with Stonehenge Insurance Solutions, we are happy to work with a growing Property and Casualty insurance agency, Hourglass PC. Based in Tequesta, FL, Hourglass is expanding throughout the state, and eventually hopes to have offices nationwide. Senior Agent Greg Siebern tells us, “We are focusing on the […]

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Client Profile:  Engenium Staffing

Client Profile: Engenium Staffing

Jason Irving returns to us as a client with his new company, Engenium Staffing, a technical, engineering and professional recruiting and staffing firm. “PEO Pros was and still is our best option for securing workers’ compensation and other insurance products.” Jason tells us, “We come here first and never need to go anywhere else. Now […]

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why use an agent

Three Myths About PEO Agents

Why does a PEO need an insurance agent for their master workers’ comp policy? What does an agent or agency know that they don’t? Why not just go direct? Cut out the middle man! Doesn’t it cost more money to have an agent involved? Sounds good but in “real life” things don’t work out that […]

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Hiring and Firing?  What's the Right Way?

Hiring and Firing? What’s the Right Way?

Can making a mistake in hiring or firing an employee cost you money? Your business? Your personal possessions? What do you think in this litigious society? You may be expecting an insurance agency to recommend getting Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and it’s not a bad idea, but how about avoiding the need for it […]

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Website Maintenance Complete

Website Maintenance Complete

Mid Florida Digital websites were experiencing difficulties resolving to subdomains, and server maintenance was performed. All of the sites below are related to PEOPros.com and were affected by redirect problems. We switched from Windows to Linux servers in order to allow better service. We wish to thank our technical partners at NewTek for their help […]

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W2 Vs 1099 employee

W2 vs. 1099

When is a worker an employee? The IRS and state tax authorities are targeting the workforce that is incorrectly being classified as “1099 contractors” when in fact they are employees. Why Are They Cracking Down? The loss to tax authorities by treating legitimate employees as 1099 contractors is substantial. The employer is avoiding withholdings for […]