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Wednesday November 09, 2011

As a business owner, are you confident you know what it takes to run your business successfully?  Sure you know the ins and outs of the products and services you provide, but it certainly doesn’t end there.  You also have some idea of what the federal laws are when it comes to your employees, but you operate in several different states.  What do those states say about those same laws?  Are they different—do you know?
Partnering with a quality Professional Employer Organization can give you the advantage.  By utilizing the Human Resource Outsourcing services a PEO provides you will be well-informed by providing a team of HR professionals from the PEO who are there to help you whenever you need it. This is just one of the several ways in which your company can benefit from the technological features offered by many PEO’s.  A PEO can help make your work life a little simpler when it comes to employing people.

PEO’s offer services that Make Your Job Easier

Quality PEO’s are committed to helping their clients keep up with laws that affect business. Staying current on these topics enables you to be better prepared for how new rules and regulations may affect you and your company, giving you the ability to act accordingly.

Electronic Onboarding saves Time, Trees, while keeping data secure

Onboarding your employees via an electronic onboarding system is a simple and convenient paperless process.  Electronic onboarding seamlessly incorporates the compliance factors of immigration law and payroll tax reporting by ensuring new employees complete all of the appropriate forms and documentation.  Another beautiful feature of electronic onboarding is that it can happen anytime at anyplace there is a computer, and files can easily be accessed 24/7.

Time & Attendance Tracking

Add a Time & Attendance option and it’s a surefire way for you to maintain records of proper payment of wages. Whether you have a workforce of employees that are paid commission, piece rates, or bonuses, tracking hours and paying them correctly is essential to ward off any Department of Labor audits that could come up. Quality systems makes fast work of tracking “hours worked” as the pivotal component to calculate the regular rate of pay and overtime that must be determined on a workweek basis, or in some states—daily.  Eliminating this manual process provides your company with valuable time and energy that can be focused on more productive business needs.

Accurately classifying and properly paying your employees is crucial for the success of any business.  Knowing the right way to do it and complying with federal and state laws can help you avoid unexpected fines and penalties that result from not doing it accurately.

I often ask small business owners, “How much do you make off handling all of the administrative employee duties for your company?”  The answer is always the same….NOTHING!

There is a better way, and that’s to utilize the services of a quality PEO, find a PEO in your area today at

by Rod Diekema, Rod is the CEO of LLC and Managing Partner of Michigan based Employee Capital Management LLC a leading Regional PEO serving Michigan and Illinois.  For more information, please visit or

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