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Certified Payroll2021-08-13T12:50:57-05:00

At its most basic level, a certified payroll is a company’s accounting of everything paid out on a contract performed for a government client. It is a detailed record that records hours worked, the wages paid to each employee, and the jobs those employees performed.


Co-employment is a contractual relationship, in which a business and a professional employer organization (PEO) share certain employment responsibilities. This arrangement is advantageous to organizations that want to mitigate some of the costs and liability associated with being an employer.


FICA is a U.S. federal payroll tax.  It stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act and is deducted from each paycheck.  FICA helps fund both Social Security and Medicare programs which provide benefits for retirees, the disabled, and children.


Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), with state unemployment systems, provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. Only the employer pays FUTA tax; it is not deducted from the employee’s wages.


A professional employer organization (PEO) is an organization that enters into a joint-employment relationship with an employer, thereby allowing the PEO to share and manage many employee-related responsibilities and liabilities. This allows employers to outsource their human resource functions, such as employee benefits, compensation and payroll administration, workers’ compensation, and employment taxes.  PEOs typically serve as a professional employer of their clients’ employees. The client company reports its wages under the PEO’s federal employer identification number (FEIN), and employee liability shifts to the PEO. Employers gain economies of scale by having more benefits options, sometimes at lower rates.

Supplemental Insurance2021-08-13T12:55:51-05:00

Supplemental insurance refers to an insurance policy that supplements your primary health insurance coverage. Supplemental insurance includes a variety of policies that can be offered by employers or purchased on their own, including:

  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Dental/vision insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Critical illness insurance

The State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) tax is a type of payroll tax that states require employers to pay. SUTA was established to provide unemployment benefits to displaced workers. States use funds to pay out unemployment insurance benefits to unemployed workers.  States might also refer to SUTA tax as State unemployment insurance or SUI.  In most states, SUTA or SUI is an employer-only tax.

Workers’ Compensation2021-08-13T12:57:52-05:00

Workers’ Compensation Insurance covers an employer if an employee is injured on the job. A PEO ensures an effective and well-managed system, where workers compensation is handled most efficiently. A PEO  can also improve business cash inflow by eliminating expensive down-payments and final audits associated with workers compensation policies.

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