PEOs Bring Value After Natural Disasters & Crises
The value of a PEO partnership when the unexpected happens cannot be emphasized enough.
When disaster strikes, your franchise is subject to closing its doors until the danger is past. But what happens from there? Beyond the immediate impact of a natural disaster like Hurricane Ian, there are many layers of complication that a business owner must be prepared to navigate.
Did your physical office space remain operationally sound with running water and power? How will you take care of your people during this period of crisis? Has the resulting business climate eliminated or reduced the need for your services? Are your employees unable to return to work? Do you feel ready to juggle employer-related administrative compliance burdens amidst these pressing concerns?
Because a natural disaster can occur at any time, it is helpful for businesses to have access to experts who can help you manage, protect and communicate with your employees, customers and stakeholders. During these times of crisis, many companies turn to professional employer organizations (PEOs) for relief and support. PEOs bring value after natural disasters and crises in many ways.
PEOs like Integrity Employee Leasing ensure stability and business continuity for franchises by providing reliable and essential administrative services. This not only saves a franchise owner’s time, but also their valuable attention, allowing them to focus on critical and pressing issues facing their business.
Meanwhile, PEOs keep the back office running smoothly and manage the minutia of state and federal reporting, regulatory changes, payroll administration and more.
- Loan application and forgiveness processes in relation to the CARES Act, SBA Payroll Protection Program and more
- Workforce management, safety and human resources services related to onsite recovery efforts as well as remote work
- Policy preparation and HR protocols to support your employees’ return to work and reopening your franchise
- Proactive compliance while monitoring for process changes and new regulations
- Employee assistance programs, leave administration and other relief measures
For example, after Hurricane Ian struck Southwest Florida, Integrity Employee Leasing reached out to every client to ensure their wellbeing and offered help in the aftermath of the storm. The Integrity Payroll team completed an entire week of payrolls in just two days, providing timely and prompt paychecks for employees to support their post-storm recovery needs. For employees whose business shuttered their doors due to tremendous damage, Integrity offered guidance and resources to facilitate quick unemployment claims and bring relief to those without jobs.
When clients needed help during the global pandemic, Integrity stepped in and completed piles of paperwork required to apply for the federal payroll protection program. By obtaining this financial relief on clients’ behalf, Integrity Employee Leasing was able to help many businesses retain their workforce employed during challenging circumstances.
Beyond fast action to support impacted clients with payroll protection loans and more, there is state and unemployment insurance to consider. Integrity Employee Leasing’s trained workforce management specialists can handle time-consuming claims, whether that means appeal processing, response to claims, statement monitoring, in-depth benefit charges and annual claim activity reports.
Ultimately, a proactive partnership with a PEO like Integrity Employee Leasing is the best way to safeguard your franchise against future natural disasters and crises. Onboarding is quick and easy, with processes already in place to bring immediate relief. Learn more about how Integrity can support your business at integrityel.com/why-peo,or call us (941) 625-0623 to explore your options.
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