Frequently Asked Questions
Professional Employer Organization
Q: What is a PEO?
A: A Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, provides companies with outsourced HR services, such as payroll, state unemployment insurance, Worker’s Compensation, and employment law compliance assistance.
PEOs do this through a shared tax ID with their client company—a model known as “joint employment” or “co-employment.” This arrangement allows the client company to transfer many of its key employer responsibilities to the PEO, while continuing to manage their employees’ day-to-day activities.
Q: Who is the employer of record if I'm part of a PEO?
Does working with a PEO mean I have to lay off all of my HR staff?
A: Syndeo Outsourcing takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting the confidential information of our prospective, current and former clients. Because we value our customer relationships, we will only share your information for the purposes of providing the HR, payroll and benefits-related services which you have engaged us to perform.