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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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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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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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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 […]

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Employee Problems

When Things Go Wrong

Can a PEO help solve problems related to bad employees? Can things go wrong for an employer? Of course. What can an employer do to ease the pain When Things Go Wrong? Proper preparation can prevent problems. Having a professional partner can help solve problems.

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More Complexity - in Unemployment Taxes

More Complexity – in Unemployment Taxes

As if Obamacare isn’t bad enough, now small employers have to worry about the complex issue of rising unemployment insurance and tax rates. Formerly a rather simple calculation, things have happened in several states that make things complicated. Just what an employer needs, another thing to worry about. It is a justified headache to worry […]

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What complexity does Obamacare add to employers?

Obamacare and Complexity

“What effect will Obamacare have on employers?” It’s a question being asked by many small and medium sized business owners. Recently overheard at a NAPEO convention: “If PEOs help business owners navigate through complexity, then we just got 2200 pages of complexity.” “I don’t want any more employer problems” one business owner told us, “I’ve […]

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Coverage Denied

Workers’ Comp Exemptions – Worthless?

Is it worth it to go get a workers’ comp exemption from the state? “Oh I don’t need comp, I’m exempt.” Have you heard this before? Perhaps it is best to start with a few definitions to clear things up. In Florida, Every employer is subject to the workers’ compensation act, regardless of how many […]

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Is PEO Comp Better Than Traditional Comp?

Workers’ Comp Better with a PEO?

While there are many advantages to having a PEO manage your workforce, many times it is troubles with Workers’ Compensation Insurance that brings the client to a PEO. Is it better to be with a PEO? To have a professional partner to assist you with risk management? We of course, have a bias, but here […]