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Unemployment Representation is a Key PEO Benefit

By April 15, 2024HR

With a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) arrangement, a business shares employment-related responsibilities with the PEO. The business remains the “Job-Site Employer” and the PEO becomes the “Administrative Employer.”

This co-employment relationship and shared responsibility allows the PEO to represent the employer in the unemployment claims process. For example, MarathonHR can represent its PEO clients at an unemployment insurance appeals tribunal with the Department of Labor (DOL). As the business’s representative, MarathonHR can provide legal testimony on behalf of the employer in the event of a claims appeal.

Having a PEO on your side in these cases can save you valuable time and money. If you’re an employer, you do not need to sit through a lengthy meeting with the DOL if the PEO can do it for you; your time can be better spent doing business activities. At the same time, a PEO can serve as an unbiased voice representing your interests.

Unemployment claims representation is just one benefit of the PEO relationship. Many small- to mid-sized businesses find that a PEO’s economies of scale give them access to benefits they may not be able to create or afford on their own.

For help deciding if PEO services are right for your business, please call us for a consultation.

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