Questions and Answers
Statutes, Section 31-221a-h,
An Act Concerning Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)
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- 1. What is a Professional
Employer Organization (PEO)?
PEO means any person engaged
in the business of providing professional employer services, regardless of
whether such person uses the term or conducts business as a professional
employer organization, staff leasing company, registered staff leasing
company, employee leasing company, administrative employer or any other name.
- 2. Does a PEO include a
temporary help service or independent contractor arrangements?
No, PEO does not include temporary help
services or independent contractor arrangements in which a person
assumes responsibility for the product produced or service performed by such
person or such person's agents and retains and exercises primary direction
and control over the work performed by the individuals whose services are
supplied under such arrangements.
3. Who needs to
file a Professional Employer Organization application?
Each professional employer organization
operating within this state on January 1, 2009, shall submit its initial
registration not later than March 1, 2009, on form PEO-1.
4. What if my PEO is not operating
within Connecticut on March 1, 2009?
Each professional employer organization not
operating within this state as of January 1, 2009, shall complete its
initial registration on form PEO-1, prior to commencement of
operations within this state.
- 5. How do I file an
Go to the Connecticut Department of Labor?s
Wage and Workplace Standards
and click on Professional Employer Organizations and follow the
- 6. Are there other forms to
fill out other than the PEO-1?
Yes, the PEO must file documentation
concerning their financial status depending on whether it has more or less
than one hundred fifty thousand dollars in working capital. The
document entitled Instructions and List of Forms for PEOs and PEO Groups
explains what forms your PEO must fill out.
7. Where do I send my registration
fee and to whom should the check be made?
Send your completed application packet to Wage
and Workplace Standards Division, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield,
CT 06109. The check should be made payable to Wage and Workplace
8. If I have questions concerning
the registration process, who should I contact?
If you have any questions, contact Holly
Carter at (860) 263-6549 of Wage and Workplace Standards or Heidi Lane at
(860) 263-6765 at DOL's Program Policy Unit.