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Solutions for Midsize Businesses, 20-49 Employees

Get help with HR challenges that come your way. Use our scalable tools to help you run payroll, support your employees, address compliance issues, and more.


An All-in-One Payroll and HR Solution

Payroll Services

Easy-To-Use Software

Simplify processing and automate tax payments with a payroll solution customized for your midsize business that can also help you engage employees, boost efficiency, and scale with you.

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Payroll Overview
Talent Management

Support Your People

Track employee performance, analyze pay grades, allow 24/7 access to learning opportunities, and more with our tools that help retain talent for the long haul.

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Hiring and Onboarding

Find the Right Fit

Recruit, screen, and onboard employees within a single platform, Paychex Flex®. You can hire confidently, cut back on data entry and paperwork, and set up new employees for success from day one.

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New Hire Onboarding
Employee Benefits

Fortune-500 Level Offerings

A comprehensive benefits package, such as a retirement plan and medical coverage, can help retain a loyal workforce while saving on taxes and administrative costs.

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Protection from Penalties and Errors

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Maintain Employee Safety

Working with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help you create workplace safety programs to comply with industry regulations and keep employees safe.

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Minimize Risk

Let us help you stay up-to-date with the latest regulation changes and mitigate exposure to penalties and fines.

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Safeguard Payroll Funds

Reduce the interruption of services or insufficient funds charges with the ability to extend the collection of payroll funds from your bank account by up to seven days.

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Reduce Payday Issue

Instead of spending time and money on additional payroll runs, have employees preview and confirm their wages before payday through Paychex Pre-Check®.

Access Your Business on the Go

Fit your business into your life, no matter where you are. With a mobile experience identical to desktop, you won’t have to miss a beat and can submit payroll, access reports, and stay connected to your team.

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 Integrate with What You Know

Paychex Flex® integrates with dozens of business tools so you can share data and work across systems you’re already familiar with.

Paychex Flex integrates with companies like Xero, Indeed, Intuit Quickbooks and Jirav

Tap Into Tax Credits

We can help you apply for tax credits and build a compliant audit trail to help claim them. Plus, you only pay a fee when credits are found.

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Plumbing M.D. Needed to Fix a Few Processes and Turned to Paychex PEO

Plumbing M.D. was trying to navigate the labor laws in California and experienced some employee issues. The longtime family business turned to Paychex PEO, which provided a dedicated HR Professional who helped the company develop a consistent approach to the process, introduced trainings, and freed up time for the ownership group to focus on growing the business.   

Jessie Farias Tavera, COO o Plumbing M.D., speaks with her HR Business Partner online.
Plumbing M.D.

“With Paychex PEO there is just a huge increase of knowledge (on our part) about best practices for running a business, especially in California where there’s also a lot of compliance and labor laws that seem to change all the time.”

Jessie Farias Tavera
Plumbing M.D.

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Midsize Business Solutions FAQ 

  • Why Do Companies Outsource Benefits Administration and Other Areas of HR?

    Why Do Companies Outsource Benefits Administration and Other Areas of HR?

    Some companies consider outsourcing if they’re struggling to find the right balance between efficiency and cost. They may choose to seek HR help from a third party when the department’s entire focus is on administrative tasks, HR is becoming a cost center, or they’re struggling to keep up with regulatory requirements.

    Some common reasons that a company chooses to outsource human resource functions include:

    • Saving money by reducing operating expenses
    • Controlling risk and improving compliance
    • Streamlining HR functions
    • Reducing HR administrative expenses
    • Improving service delivery
    • Allowing HR staff to focus more on strategic areas of the business
    • Lack of in-house expertise
  • What Areas of HR Can Be Outsourced?

    What Areas of HR Can Be Outsourced?

    A third-party administrator can either fully or partially handle

  • What Should I Look for in an HR Administrator?

    What Should I Look for in an HR Administrator?

    Depending on your needs, look for a provider’s track record, reputation in the marketplace, level of customer service, technology platform, and familiarity with your industry.

  • How Do I Set Up HR for My Company?

    How Do I Set Up HR for My Company?

    The area of human resources is nuanced. There are many things to consider if your business is formalizing an HR department, particularly if you're handling tasks on your own. Just a few areas that HR handles are health care legislation, paid leave laws, state-sponsored retirement plan requirements, and hiring and termination. You may want to make the case for HR services to help with simple administrative tasks or a more comprehensive outsourced HR management program.

  • I Am an Administrative Professional at My Company and Have to Handle HR Tasks. What Should I Do?

    I Am an Administrative Professional at My Company and Have to Handle HR Tasks. What Should I Do?

    When HR falls to office managers and administrative professionals, seek out training in human resources to help ensure that you know how to proceed when carrying out day-to-day personnel tasks. This can also include joining a professional organization such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and taking advantage of free online resources specifically geared toward HR topics. This is also a great time to consider strategic outsourcing to ensure that you understand and are up to date with applicable regulations and know how they apply to your company.

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