What is a PEO?

PEO is an acronym for:
Professional Employer Organization

A PEO is a third party provider of payroll, health and welfare benefits as well as at times workers’ compensation, risk management.

PEO’s today operate under the Co-Employment Doctrine. Co-employment is a legally accepted mechanism by which the client / worksite employer shares rights and responsibilities involved with management of their employees with a PEO.