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Professional Employer Organizations
Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are co-employers

PEOs provide services such as: human resources management; employee benefits; payroll; and workers' compensation. This allows PEO clients to focus on their core services to maintain and grow their bottom lines. An employer contracts with a PEO to assume these other responsibilities and provide expertise in human resources management.

In addition, a PEO:

  • Provides integrated services to manage critical human resource responsibilities and employer risks;
  • Establishes and maintains an employer relationship with the employees at the client's work site (shared employees);
  • Contractually assumes certain employer rights, responsibilities and risk.

The links below will provide additional information employers need to know about PEOs and managing a client policy: