An Introduction

Would you rather spend your time managing every detail of your business or building the bottom line? Chances are you didn’t dream of going into business to push paper. You went into business to offer quality products and services while building financial success. Yet, if you are a typical business owner you get bogged down with managing the administrative details. Between complying with costly government regulations, workers’ compensation and employee-related matters, you have little time to focus on the things that matter to you most.

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Owner Responsibilities Before SouthEast

Owner Responsibilities After SouthEast

SouthEast removes the burden of time consuming and complex administrative tasks, helping business owners re-focus their energy on what they do best, building their company. SouthEast also provides effective incentives to attract and retain employees, while dramatically reducing the expensive and cumbersome aspects associated with payroll administration and workers’ compensation.

Frequent Concerns

What is a PEO?

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO), also known as an employee leasing company, is an organization that provides an integrated and cost-effective approach to the coordination of the human resources, and employer risk of its clients, by contractually assuming certain employer rights, responsibilities, and risks and by establishing and maintaining an employer relationship with the workers assigned to its clients. Businesses today need help managing increasingly complex employee-related matters such as personnel management, health benefits, workers’ compensation claims, payroll, payroll tax compliance, and unemployment insurance claims. Businesses contract with a PEO to manage these responsibilities, which then allows the client to concentrate on the revenue producing side of its operations.

Who uses a PEO?

Businesses that use the services of a PEO are interested in the aspects of their company that generate revenue.

Some business examples are: restaurants, roofers, mechanics,retailers, plumbers, and many more.

What are some of the advantages of using SouthEast?

For the Employee:

  • Having access to “Fortune 500” Benefits Professional Claims Services for Injured Employees
  • Professional Orientation
  • Professional Assistance

For the Employer:

  • Lower Employee Costs
  • Payroll Administration
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workers’ Compensation Administration
  • 401(k) Administration
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling
  • Payroll Tax Administration & Compliance
  • Risk and Safety Solutions
  • No Unemployment Claims to Process
  • Health & Benefits (not available in all states)

How important is the relationship between a Leasing company (PEO) and it’s workers compensation carrier?

As a potential client investigating a leasing company (PEO) you want the comfort of knowing that the relationship between the PEO and the carrier is strong. In addition, the financial strength of the workers compensation carrier is an indicator as to the ability of the carrier to handle the claim. SouthEast Personnel and its’ clients are not held hostage by a third party carrier. The owners of SouthEast Personnel own Lion Insurance Company. Lion Insurance Company, an admitted “A” Excellent (VIII) rated carrier by A.M. Best and State National Insurance Company, Inc. an admitted “A” Excellent (IX) rated carrier by A.M. Best writes SouthEast Personnel’s workers compensation policy. In short, the relationship between a PEO, its workers' compensation carrier, and its rating can be critical.

What is the difference between temporary staffing services and a PEO?

A temporary staffing service recruits and hires employees and assigns them to clients to support or supplement the client’s workforce in special work situations, such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages or seasonal workloads. These workers are traditionally only a small portion of the client’s workforce. A PEO hires the clients existing employees and assigns them back. These employees can be full time, part time or seasonal workers. These workers make up the bulk of the clients workforce.