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An employee leasing company becomes a coemployer of all or part of a client's workforce.
Employee leasing companies, more correctly
known as Professional Employer Organizations
(PEOs), serve as co-employers with their clients. The PEO assumes such administrative
responsibilities as payroll management, health
care benefits and retirement plans, disability
insurance, workers' compensation coverage
and claim resolution, assistance with termination, and supervisory training.
You, as co-employer, retain full hiring/firing
authority, day-to-day management of your
employees, and the normal operation of your
business. You schedule your employees' time,
assign work duties, and maintain the same
personal relationship that you would under the
conventional employee arrangement.
For a fee, the PEO assumes responsibility and liability for the business aspects of
employment such as risk management, personnel management, human resource compliance, and payroll and employee tax compliance
(workers' compensation).

Clinton, Miss., whose business has been using
co-employment for about 10 years, agrees. "I
wouldn't handle my employment any other way,"
he says. Whether you have a large staff or just a
few employees, you should know how employee
leasing might help you to remain focused on
running your metal fabrication business.
How Does Co-employment Work?
First, it's important to understand that an
employee leasing company is not a temporary
staffing agency or payroll service. A temporary
staffing service hires their own employees and
assigns them to clients as supplements to the
client's work force to compensate for such things
as employee absences, temporary shortages, or
seasonal workloads. These temporary workers
remain employees of the staffing service.

What Would Employee Leasing
Do for You and Your Business?
"You may not have the time and the necessary interviewing skills to recruit employees,"
says Bob Kustka, president of CHR Partners,
Human Relations consultants. "Even hiring a
sales person can be a time-consuming job;
and hiring the wrong person can be a costly
mistake. The right PEO will have the necessary recruiting and assessment experience
to take that responsibility off your hands."
Of course, if you prefer, you may continue
to do your own interviewing and hiring of
new personnel.
Once you enter into a co-employment
agreement with a PEO for one or more employees, that firm takes over the full responsibility
of payroll administration, including preparation and timely delivery of payroll checks. Most
PEOs allow employees to choose between
direct deposit and delivery of a paper check
on payday. They will do all of the computations and make the payments of state and
federal payroll taxes, even provide a full slate
of healthcare and other employee benefits.
Terminating an employee is one of the most
dreaded tasks for many business owners.
When the employee is part of a lease arrangement, some leasing companies will handle that
difficult responsibility, or they will work with
you to make certain that all applicable human
resource laws are carefully observed.

How to Find
A Professional
Employee
Organization
"Business owners who want to offer a
good benefit package to their employees
while enjoying professional risk management should investigate the advantages
of co-employment," says Edie Clark,
director of public relations, National
Association of Professional Employer
Organizations (NAPEO).
For more information on finding and
selecting a PEO, log on to their website
at www.napeo.org.
According to Jasen A. Burcham, national
sales director, PML Worldwide, one of the
country's oldest PEOs, their sheer size gives
them the advantage of buying power not available to smaller employers. "This is especially
true in areas such as worker's compensation
and health insurance," he says. "We employ
professionals in these specialties and they are
able to administer benefits more skillfully and
negotiate better deals than small employers
would be able to do on their own."
"The ability of our PEO to handle workman's comp for our out-of-state business was
the main reason we looked to employee leasing in the first place," says Henry Wheeler,
Dothan, Ala.
What's in it for Your Employees?
While benefits to employees will vary somewhat among PEOs, most will provide a benefit
package superior to what can be offered by the
typical small business owner (even the owners
can enjoy the advantages of a strong benefit
package if they choose to do so).
The PEO takes responsibility for timely and
accurate payroll delivery and the provision
of such employee benefits as health insurance, retirement programs, even stand-alone
dental and vision plans. In short, your workers gain benefits similar to those they would
have as employees of a large corporation
while enjoying the advantages of working for
a local business.
"Our co-employment arrangement has
allowed us to provide our employees with a
package of benefits that we could not have
afforded on our own," says Colson, "and our
costs for workman's compensations are lower
because our PEO is part of a huge network.
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President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
Preparing for an OSHA Inspection
Intellectual Ironwork
Sealing Loops in Winter/cold Weather
Happy Employees Without the Headaches
Supplier Members
New NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane – Top Job Awards Over the Years
Index of Advertisers
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