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Obamacare and Complexity

What complexity does Obamacare add to employers?“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 got enough headaches as it is. Now I have to follow all the guidelines in this 2200 page mess? Help me make all these problems go away …”

Using a custom PEO solution may not be the answer for all employers. Some do not have problems in any of these areas:

  • Payroll and W-2 compliance
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance coverage
  • Workplace safety procedures
  • Drug free workplace procedures
  • HR compliance and Homeland Security directives (I-9s)
  • Unemployment Insurance Rates and issues
  • “Re-employment” assistance
  • Proper paperwork and documentation of disciplinary procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Proper application of the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Proper benefits administration
  • Employment Practices procedures and liability insurance
  • Workplace signage and posters
  • ADA compliance and required access
  • Payroll deductions and compliance with garnishments
  • Preventing employee tort situations
  • Legal assistance in employee lawsuits

Common problems for employers? Maybe not. Possible? Yes. Keeping employers up at night? Definitely.

The new tax laws are aimed at small and medium sized business owners. They will carry the burden of funding our growing government. They do not have full-time lobbyists to prevent it. They have a target painted on their backs.

So how can an employer make all this “go away”?

In a Custom PEO Solution, the co-employment contract allows the PEO to become the employer of record and assume responsibility (and shared liability) for many of these concerns. Even in cases where complete liability is not assumed, isn’t it preferred to have a professional partner?

So if an employer wants to get rid of the headaches and worries that keep them from sleeping well, why not push off some of the liability and responsibility to a PEO?

Why not make it Somebody Else’s Problem?

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