What is a PEO?
US Department of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, more than half of American employees will be employed by Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)
When a client company partners with a PEO, the PEO assumes the responsibility of employee administration and becomes the employer of record. The PEO provides services such as payroll, employment taxes, worker's compensation, risk management, benefits administration and labor law compliance. They transfer your employees to there payroll, however, you maintain the day-to-day supervision and control of your workers.
The PEO establishes an employment relationship with the worksite employee and becomes a complete human resource department for the employee. The client now off loads the administrative burden associated with human resources and can spend their time on managing the revenue generating aspects of their business.
A PEO is ideally suited for small and medium sized businesses to relieve them of the administrative burden of having employees, to purchase workers compensation and health benefits and becomes a client's consultant on all employee matters.
In addition, PEOs have the purchasing power of large corporations and provide employees with 1st class benefits no matte the size of your company. This is not only good for the employer but is also very attractive to the employees. The PEOs that Blue Collar works with have extremely large buying power and can purchase your workers comp and health benefits at discount prices. These saving are then passed on to you and your employees.
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) found the average annual cost of regulation, paperwork and tax compliance for companies with fewer than 500 employees is about $5,000 per employee. For companies with more than 500 employees, the cost is about $3,400 an employee.
An SBA study estimated that the average small business owner spends between 7% and 25% of his or her time handling employee-related paperwork.
By using one of Blue Collar's PEOs you obtain many benefits such as:
- Get a better rates on workers compensation and health insurance
- Pay lower fees for your 401(k) program
- Offer tax deferred flexible spending accounts
- Reduce accounting, banking and legal fees
- Improved cash flow
- Reduced payroll processing costs
Workers Comp Administration
- NO deposit
- NO audit
- Aggressive claims management
- Dedicated workers comp department
- Dedicated claims representative working in your best interest
- Low cost physician network
- Provides safety plans, training and administration
- Fortune 500 benefits
- Large buying power = reduced costs to employees
- Multiple medical insurance plans
- Dental insurance plans
- National provider networks
- IRC Section 125 savings, including flexible spending accounts
- Group Life/AD&D insurance
- Disability insurance
- Vision plan
- Retirement plans (Pension and/or 401(k))
- Credit union eligibility
- Employee discount plans
- Prepare payroll and pay employees
- Pay all payroll and statutory taxes
- Provide assistance with regulatory compliance
- Comply with all governmental agency reports
- Pay state and federal unemployment insurance;
- Complete, respond and monitor all unemployment claims
Human Resources Expertise
- Payroll compliance
- Employee regulatory compliance
- Employment law questions answered
- Risk management
- Insurance and employee benefit administration
- Employee handbooks
- Employee policies and procedures
- Unemployment Claims
- Wage Garnishment and Records
- Termination and Discrimination compliance