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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 […]

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PEO Services In Alabama

PEO Services in Alabama

Alabama is a friendly state towards PEOs, so there is rarely a problem finding a match for your specific needs here. Alabama is a “loss-cost” state, where the workers’ comp carriers can set their own rates by showing their own claims history. The rates must be approved, but still, it is possible to be competitive […]

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Florida PEO Services

PEO Services in Florida

Florida is the birth place of PEOs, so there is rarely a problem finding a match for your specific needs here. PEO Pros is an independent broker, not affiliated with any one PEO but has contracts and agreements with over 125 choices. Doesn’t it make sense to let the Pros find the best match for […]

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Jason Irving of Urban Recruiters Staffing and John Will Tenney of PEO Pros

New “Knol” on PEOs vs. Staffing Companies

Shown here with strategic partner Jason Irving of Urban Recruiters Staffing, PEO Pros CEO John Will Tenney has written an article for Google Knols discussing the history of PEOs and how they differ from Staffing Companies. “We get asked this question all the time.” Tenney tells us, “It’s not a simple answer. I expect this […]

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Agents Strategic Partnership With PEO Brokers

Why Should an Insurance Agent Work With a PEO Broker?

Why should an insurance agent work with a PEO Broker? Here at PEO Pros / PAY-surance HR, we are often asked that question. Since many PEO Brokers are also insurance agents, the strategic partnership may not be obvious. However, most PEO Brokers are smart enough to leave traditional commercial insurance needs to the traditional commercial […]

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Online Degree Navigator

New Offering from Partner PEOs: Online Degree Navigator

Some of our partner PEOs are offering a new service to their client employees. This new service, called the Online Degree Navigator, allows people to search a variety of online degree offerings from one website. We expect this program to become very popular with our partner PEOs, especially with the focus on advancing education. With […]

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W2 Vs 1099 employee

W-2 vs. 1099?

When is a worker an employee and when is a worker an independent contractor? Employers worry that they may have an independent contractor that is actually an employee. Please remember this important fact: There is no such thing as a 1099 employee. The worker is either an employee, requiring tax withholding and an issued W-2, […]