General Questions

Q: With rapid technology changes and new regulations, how can clients be assured People Lease will keep pace with a changing world?
A: People Lease is committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best service and support in the industry that complies with the toughest regulations. The investments we make for employee education and technology ensure that People Lease can meet the needs of an ever changing world. That’s just an example of People Lease’s commitment to making sound investments to keep pace with a changing world.
Q: What can a family-oriented business like People Lease provide?
A: We’re actually not a small company anymore by many standards. We support hundreds of clients in over many states. Our product line and services are broad and deep. That’s why we do compete so successfully with the giants. But being a family-oriented business gives us perhaps the greatest competitive advantage. Our customers are always able to speak with us – the management team is always available and has been a consistent team from day one – 31 years ago!
Q: Is People Lease willing to go the extra mile to win new business?
A: Absolutely! We have the drive, passion, and flexibility to win new business. We also have the proven value, premier services, and trusted solutions to earn the new business.
Who does People Lease serve?
People Lease currently provides employee administration outsourcing to a diverse universe of businesses. Our clients include professional service providers (attorneys, CPAs, etc.), manufacturers, repair service providers, restaurateurs, retail sales outlets and non-profit organizations. And, while our customers have traditionally been small to medium-sized businesses that can’t justify an in-house HR department or afford to offer truly competitive benefits, we proudly service larger corporations as well. 
How to calculate payroll?
We have free payroll calculators for you! Click here to use them. 

Service/Support Questions

Q: How long does it take my Direct Deposit to start working?
A: In order to be sure that your Direct Deposit goes into the correct account on payday, People Lease sends a prenote the first payroll your Direct Deposit is loaded. By the next payroll, if everything checks out, your Direct Deposit will be active.
Q: Where is the People Lease processing services center located?
A: Our primary processing location is at 689 Towne Center Blvd. in Ridgeland, MS. (see Contact Us).
Can I trust People Lease to protect my data?
At People Lease, we prioritize your privacy. We enact multiple controls at each layer of our digital workflow to help ensure the safety of your information. We follow best practices in protecting your data that align with rules governed by PCI-DSS and ISO 27002 standards. We understand the level of trust our clients have in us, and make sure to protect our systems and your information every step of the way.

Quarterly/Year End Questions

Q: When will we be receiving our Year-End packet and W-2’s?
A: No later than January 31st.
Q: If an employee loses a W-2, what should I do?
A: You can contact People Lease to reprint the W-2 or 1099. A small fee may apply.

PEO Related Questions

What is a PEO?
A PEO, or Professional Employer Organization, is a type of full-service human resource outsourcing known as co-employment. In this arrangement, the PEO performs various employee administration tasks, such as payroll and benefits administration, on behalf of a business.
Why use a PEO?

A PEO can help businesses conquer their challenges when it comes to managing their workforce, from hiring and retaining talent, to managing benefits and beyond. A PEO can help free business owners and managers from the never-ending back-office resources and compliance issues associated with employee administration.

By bringing back-office services such as payroll preparation, tax filing, workers’ comp, health insurance and retirement plan administration to a PEO, businesses can begin reallocating valuable time and manpower, while more effectively managing cash flow and improving employees job satisfaction.

Will I lose control if I outsource HR functions to a PEO?
No. You will still remain in control over work-related or hiring/firing decisions. A PEO simply handles all the HR administrative tasks for you to make your life easier. 
What is co-employment?
When your company outsources to a PEO, your company will enter into a co-employment arrangement, where the PEO becomes a co-employer with you and will share HR-related responsibilities, such as payroll processing, benefits administration, worker's compensation, etc.
How can People Lease help with employee benefits administration?

With it becoming increasingly difficult to find and keep good people, the ability to offer competitive benefits packages is more important than ever. For over 30 years, People Lease has assisted businesses in offering employees highly customized benefits packages at affordable prices. 

Through People Lease, you can cost effectively go toe-to-toe with Fortune 500 companies. We make it possible for you to provide major medical, dental coverage, cafeteria plans, vision coverage, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, credit union benefits and supplemental coverages – without costing you more.

PEO Industry Questions

Are PEOS recognized as employers at the state and federal levels?
Yes. PEOs operate in all 50 states. Many states provide some form of specific licensing, registration, or regulation for PEOs. These states statutorily recognize PEOs as the employer or co-employer of worksite employees for many purposes, including workers’ compensation and state unemployment insurance taxes. The IRS has accepted the right of a PEO to withhold and remit federal income and unemployment taxes for worksite employees. The IRS has promulgated specific guidance confirming the authority of PEOs to provide retirement benefits to workers.
Are PEO's regulated by anyone?

Yes. The Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) is an independent nonprofit corporation that is the official accreditation and financial assurance organization for the PEO industry. ESAC is managed by a board of directors that includes PEO industry attorneys, CPAs and independent directors representing more than 100 years of combined PEO industry regulatory experience. 

You can also check if it's certified by the IRS.

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