Human Resource professionals know that Title II and Title III of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the use of service animals at work. By federal law, a service animal is defined as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Not widely known is the only exception to this law—a miniature horse that has been trained to perform tasks can be used as a service animal for an individual with a disability.
From the little-known to the ever-changing laws and regulations, human resource professionals make it their mission to be up to date. Many small and medium-sized businesses have a distinct disadvantage, as human resource professionals can cut into the bottom line.
For a business owner to keep up with the rapid pace of changes, and the minutia of idiosyncrasies found in human resource regulations, can be not only daunting, but will shift the focus from the most important duty, growing the company.
Many businesses have found an advantage in this seemingly complex environment—the services of a PEO. A PEO, or Professional Employer Organization, provides human resources services to cut through the minutia and perform crucial functions such as the following:
- New hire administration
- Verifications, background checks, and screenings
- Job description development
- Unemployment claims and hearings attendance
- Employee handbooks
- ACA Reporting
PEOs add to this a team of experts specializing in payroll, benefits, and risk management to handle a wide variety of functions. This leaves the business owner to focus on their core business and grow the company. In fact, a study by McBassi & Company/Bersin & Associates, Fueling Small Business Growth found that compared to other businesses, PEO clients grow 7-9% faster.
Put the horse out to pasture, contact UniqueHR today to find out how we can help your business grow faster.