Are You Considering Employee Leasing In The Aloha State?
Employee leasing is often a good option for business owners as it allows you to increase the size of your work force without the many complex administrative tasks.
So what is employee leasing? In short, employee leasing is an agreement between two parties, the professional employer organization (PEO), who acts as the employer, and you, the business, who assigns and oversees the daily tasks of the worker.
Some Benefits of Employee Leasing in Hawaii
There are many benefits of employee leasing. At the most basic level it is a way for you, the company owner, to increase and decrease your workforce without going through the many laborious tasks that accompany the hiring process. These tasks include conducting background checks and interviewing as well as many administrative and tax related tasks. Other benefits include:
- Payroll Services
- HR Support
- Managing Unemployment Claims
- Handling Worker’s Compensation Claims
- Filing Employee Payroll Taxes
- Administer Health Insurance Benefits
- And much, much more
When searching for an employee leasing company, The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations suggests the following:
- Make sure the leasing company is licensed or registered if required by your state.
- Review the agreement carefully and try to get a provision that permits you to cancel with short notice–say, 30 days.
- Look for services that fit your human resources needs. Is the company flexible enough to work with you?
- Check for banking and credit references and evidence that the company’s payroll taxes and insurance premiums are up to date. Ask to see a certificate of insurance.
- Ask for client and professional references, and call them.
- Investigate the company’s administrative competence. What experience does it have?
- Understand how employees’ benefits are funded. Do they fit your workers’ needs? Find out who the third-party administrator or carrier is, and whether it is licensed if your state requires this.