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PEO (Professional Employer Organization)

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Paychex PEO services help you focus on what matters most with full-service HR outsourcing

Uncertainty surrounding increasing regulations, employer liability, and benefit costs can keep business owners and HR departments from focusing on the real reasons they come into work each day.

Paychex PEO services and Paychex PEO+, our full-service human resource offerings, can help take away those distractions. They join your employees with the employees of other companies, so you gain efficiencies of scale. Professional employer organizations can also help your company manage employee relations issues that may result in litigation risks and potential regulatory penalties.

  • Address key areas of liability

    We can help your business with ongoing HR best practices (PEO - professional employee organization) or consultative guidance (PEO+) regarding your legal risks and liabilities.

  • Manage workplace risks

    Be proactive with employee relations matters through the help of a risk-management specialist and subject matter experts.

  • Expect clear pricing

    Our per-employee pricing is the most detailed in the industry – one reason Paychex is among the world’s most ethical companies.*

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What is a PEO?

What is a Professional Employer Organization?

A PEO is an HR services provider that can bring your employees into a larger benefits and administrative employment group. It allows you to manage day-to-day business while gaining access to employee benefits and HR expertise your business might not otherwise be able to afford.

Using this model, many businesses group together to gain the buying power normally associated with large corporations, and secure a complete portfolio of employee benefits and HR expertise for all of its members.

What a PEO is not:

  • It is NOT a temporary staffing service
  • It is NOT an employee leasing company or contract staff provider
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What are PEO Services with Paychex?

  • Best practices from a dedicated HR professional
  • Human resource management
  • Benefits administration
  • Insurance plans
  • Time and attendance
  • Benefit accounts (FSA, HSA, HRA)**
  • State unemployment insurance (SUI) administration
  • 401(k) retirement plans
  • Payroll administration
  • Learning management system (LMS)

Paychex PEO+ gives you the scalability to meet your company’s changing needs with additional features, such as:

An HR business partner who can provide consultative HR guidance Attorney-managed employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) IRS-certification – among only a handful of PEOs so honored.

Paychex PEO services features

Paychex PEO and PEO+ assist you with the major aspects of payroll and human resources. Here are some of the PEO services you can count on, so you can get back to what matters most.

  • Best practices from an HR professional

    Paychex PEO gives you the opportunity to work with an HR professional, dedicated to your business, who has the experience and training to provide HR best practices. Or work with an HR business partner who can offer specific guidance to your business with Paychex PEO+.

  • Payroll processing

    Submit payroll online from your desktop or mobile device, or over the phone with a dedicated payroll specialist. We’ll also help you calculate payroll taxes and send them to the appropriate agencies.

  • HR outsourcing

    Our PEO services help you manage everything related to your people, from onboarding to retirement, and frees time by giving employees self-service access to their information from our mobile app.

  • Employee benefits

    Economies of scale mean joining our PEO can allow you to offer benefits you may not have been able to in the past, such as a 401(k), insurance, FSA, HSA, and HRA. And we’ll help you manage those benefits through our single HR system.

  • Time and attendance

    We help you save time and improve accuracy by integrating time and attendance with your payroll and HR through our all-in-one HR technology and allowing employees to clock in and out from our mobile app.

How Paychex PEO services can help with your HR needs

How Paychex PEO services can help with your HR needs

Receive expert service

Our HR professionals (PEO) provide best practices while our HR business partners (PEO+) proactively address key areas of liability, helping ease your concerns about employee relations and accommodations, terminations, and other employee-workplace issues.

Integrate payroll, HR, and benefits with Paychex Flex®

Our integrated HR technology and service platform makes it easier to manage the employee life cycle – from onboarding to retirement – across your entire organization.

Avoid service-term agreements

Unlike other PEO services, you can leave ours at any time without penalty. We trust you’ll be pleased with our PEO flexibility and expertise.

Receive detailed invoicing

Paychex audits down to the penny and itemizes costs clearly on every invoice, so there are no surprises.

Work with safety representatives

A proper safety program may help limit regulatory penalties. If you have workers’ compensation insurance through a Paychex PEO offering, you’ll have a dedicated safety representative to help you with OSHA regulations.

Consider an IRS-certified PEO

Paychex PEO+ assumes sole responsibility for reporting, withholding, and payment of your federal employment tax obligationsƗ, and can help determine if you qualify for certain federal tax credits.

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Ready to Work with a Professional Employer Organization?

Small businesses that work with a PEO can realize cost-savings of up to $1,775 per employee, 20% less employee turnover, 63% lower healthcare costs, and significantly fewer concerns related to hiring, retaining and motivating employees.
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