Professional Employer Organizations

Should you not find a PEO or have questions, please contact Amber Weekes or Adrianne McLean.

39-8-401. Disclosure of information. (1) The department may not disclose to any person the records, statements, or documents received from an applicant, client, or professional employer organization or group, except: (a) information necessary for public employees in the performance of their public duties; or (b) in response to an order received by a court of competent jurisdiction upon a finding that the disclosure of the record, statement, or document is necessary because the merits of disclosure clearly exceed the demand for individual privacy.
(2) The department may publish or make available to the public reasonable statistical data or reports regarding professional employer organizations or groups if the data or reports protect the identity of an applicant, client, or professional employer organization or group.

  • Licensed PEO Company

    1 Adams Keegan Inc (Group)
      AK Employer Services LLC
    2 Advanced Payroll Solutions DBA Employment Solutions Inc
    3 Group 1
      ADP TotalSource Inc 
      ADP TotalSource I Inc 
      ADP TotalSource II Inc 
      ADP TotalSource III Inc 
      ADP TotalSource DE IV Inc
    4 Group 2
      ADP TotalSource FL XI Inc
      ADP TotalSource FL XVII Inc
      ADP TotalSource FL XXIX Inc
      ADP TotalSource MI XXX Inc
      ADP TotalSource CO XXIII Inc
    5 Group 3
      ADP TotalSource MI VI LLC
      ADP TotalSource MI VII LLC
      ADP TotalSource CO XXII Inc
      ADP TotalSource FL XVI Inc 
      ADP TotalSource NH XXVIII Inc 
    6 Group 4
      ADP TotalSource FL XVIII Inc
      ADP TotalSource FL XIX Inc
      ADP TotalSource CO XXI Inc 
    7 AdvanStaff Inc
    8 Alcott HR Group LLC
    9 AlphaStaff Systems V Inc
    10 America's Back Office Inc - CA
    11 America's HR Team Inc
    12 Amplify HR Management LLC
    13 Apex Human Resources Inc
    14 Avitus Inc 
      Avitus 3 Inc
    15 Axcet HR Solutions Inc
    16 Barrett Business Services Inc dba BBSI
    17 C2 Essentials Inc
    18 CEOHR Inc
    19 Choice Employer Solutions III Inc
    20 CoAdvantage Resources Inc (Group)
      CoAdvantage Resources IV Inc 
      CoAdvantage Resources 16 Inc 
      Strategic Staffing Services Inc
    21 CoAdvantage Resources 60 LLC
    22 Cohesive Networks 2 Inc
    23 Concurrent HRO LLC
    24 CoStaff National Services Inc
    25 DCXL Inc (Group)
      Alabama Staff Inc 
    26 DecisionHR I Inc
    27 E3 HR Inc
    28 EA Advantage LLC
    29 eEmployers Solutions Inc
    30 ElevationHR LLC
    31 Emergent IV LLC
    32 Employee Resource Administration LP 
    33 Employer Flexible HR VI LLC
    34 Employers Resource Management Company dba Employers Resource
    35 Employer's Risk Administrators LLC
    36 Empower HR LLC
    37 Essential HR Inc dba FirstStarHR
    38 ESG Achievement LLC (Group)
      ESG Entities LLC
    39 Extensis Inc
    40 Fortune-HR LLC
    41 FrankCrum 1 Inc (Group)
      FrankCrum 6 Inc
      FrankCrum 11 Inc
    42 Fullstack Inc
    43 G & A Outsourcing LLC
    44 Genesis HR Solutions Inc
    45 Greenleaf HR LLC
    46 Group Management Services Inc
    47 Helpside Inc
    48 HR Outsourcing Associates LLC
    49 Human Capital Concepts LLC
    50 Human Resources and Payroll Inc
    51 Ingram & Co Inc
    52 Innoworks Employment Services Inc
    53 Insperity Inc (Administaff Companies Inc)
    54 Insperity PEO Services LP
    55 InTandem Human Resources LLC
    56 Integrated Employer Solutions Inc
    57 ISI HR Inc dba Stratus HR
    58 JustWorks Employment Group LLC
    59 Key HR LLC
    60 Landrum Professional Employer Services Inc V
    61 LBMC Employment Partners LLC
    62 Legacy Human Resources Inc
    63 Lever1 LLC
    64 Lightsource PEO LLC
    65 Lyons HR LLC
    66 Modern HR Inc
    67 Nextep Business Solutions Inc
      Nextep Business Solutions IV Inc
    68 Oasis Group #1
      Oasis AHR LLC
      Oasis DEG Inc
      Oasis HR Solutions III LLC
    69 Oasis Group #2
      Oasis AHR HRC LLC
      Oasis Outsourcing Admin Group LLC
      Oasis Outsourcing V LLC
    70 Optimum Employer Solutions LLC (Group)
      Optimum HR II LLC
    71 PathGoal Employer Services LLC
    72 Paychex Group #1
      Paychex Business Solutions LLC
      PBS of America LLC
      PBS of Central Florida LLC
      Paychex PEO I LLC
      Paychex PEO II LLC
    73 Paychex Group #2
      Paychex PEO III LLC 
      Paychex PEO IV LLC
      Paychex PEO V LLC
      Paychex PEO VI LLC
      Paychex PEO VII LLC
    74 Paychex Group #3
      Paychex PEO VIII LLC
      Paychex PEO IX LLC
      Paychex PEO X LLC
    75 Payday HR Connections Inc
    76 Payroll Plus Corporation
    77 PCI Staff Leasing Inc
    78 PeopLease LLC
    79 Pinnacle Mountain West LP
    80 Platinum-HR LLC
    81 Prestige Employee Administrators II LLC
    82 Pro Resources Corporation (Group)
      Pro Systems Corp
      Pro Workforce Inc
    83 Progressive Employer Management III LLC (Group)
    84 QTI Human Resources Inc
    85 Quality Payroll Services Inc
    86 Real Benefits Group Inc DBA Aliat
    87 RealTime PEO II LLC
    88 Resource Manangement Inc 
    89 Resourcing Edge 1 LLC (Group)
      Resourcing Edge 3 LLC 
      Sequent Inc
      AdaptiveHR LLC
    90 Rippling PEO 1 Inc (Group)
      Rippling PEO 2 Inc 
      Rippling PEO 3 Inc 
    91 S2 HR Solutions 1D LLC DBA Engage PEO
    92 Sequoia One PEO LLC
    93 Solution Services Inc
    94 SourcePointe of AL LLC
    95 StaffPay Inc dba Emplicity
    96 SWBC Professional Employer Service I LLC dba SWBC PEO
    97 Syndeo Outsourcing LLC (Group)
      Syndeo Outsourcing II LLC
    98 Synergy PEO LLC
    99 Tandem Professional Employer Services V Inc 
    100 Total Human Resources Inc
    101 Transport Leasing/Contract Inc 
    102 TriNet Group #1
      TriNet HR I Inc 
      TriNet HR II Inc
      TriNet HR III Inc
      TriNet HR III-A Inc
      TriNet HR IV LLC
    103 TriNet Group #2
      TriNet HR II-A Inc 
      TriNet HR III-B Inc
      TriNet HR XI Inc
    104 Trion Solutions I Inc (Group)
      Trion Solutions II Inc 
    105 United Benefits Consulting Inc 
    106 Vensure HR Inc
    107 WorkCentric LLC
    108 WorkSmart Systems Inc
    109 Xen 1 Inc DBA Xenium Resources (Group)
      Xen 2 Inc DBA Xenium Resources
  • A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a business that leases employees to other businesses. A PEO manages the paperwork responsibilities associated with having employees. (PEOs) are to pay employee wages, workers' compensation premiums, payroll-related taxes, and employee benefits from their own account without regard to payments by the client. Thus, they become the employer of record. The client company in return pays the PEO employee costs plus an administrative fee. The client company is sometimes termed a coemployer.

    The primary question with employee leasing is just whose employees are they? Historically, an employer/employee relationship is identified through the right to control the work of the individual. With leasing employees, the PEO has the right to hire, fire, discipline, and reassign an employee, while the client company maintains enough control so they can run the day to day operations of their business. The rights and authority of the PEO and the client company are defined in the PEO statutes, and are to be defined in the contract between the two parties.

    Montana recognizes two options for employee leasing, one of which is a professional employer arrangement and the other is an employee leasing arrangement. The primary difference between the two options is whether the employees are sourced 100% by the PEO or whether the employees are shared between the PEO and the client.

    Is employee leasing for you? PEOs claim to be human resource specialists. They make it their business to be knowledgeable about all aspects of employing workers, keeping abreast on all federal and state requirements. PEOs can provide benefits and insurances for less money than a smaller business because of their size. Providing benefits is an advantage employers need today; it assists them in keeping good employees. Another advantage to leasing employees is that business owners and managers can spend their time focusing on their business rather than employee related tasks.

    Leasing employees may relieve a business of responsibility associated with employees, but it does not relieve the liability. The companies enter into a relationship where the liability is shared. The type of arrangement the companies enter into could affect the potential liability. Client companies are jointly and severally liable for any employee-related expense that a PEO does not make. Another liability issue a business should consider when thinking of employee leasing is that the business may or may not have exclusive remedy under the workers' compensation laws. This is an issue that would need to be decided in the court system.

    PEOs are required to be licensed through the Department of Labor & Industry. The application requests information from the PEO regarding ownership, financial stability, benefits packages provided, workers' compensation and unemployment policies, and copies of the contracts they use. PEOs that are licensed are required to provide proof that all payroll related taxes for the quarter have been paid. An independent CPA prepares this proof.

    Businesses that are considering leasing some or their entire workforce from a PEO should at the very least call the department to verify that the PEO is licensed and in good standing. The department also recommends you:

    * Check references. Ask for a client list and contact as many as possible for references.
    * Scrutinize the contract. Read the contract very carefully and be sure you understand exactly what your responsibilities and liabilities are.
    * Proof of payment. Require that the PEO send you copies of all reports it sends to government agencies and insurance companies to confirm that your leased employees are listed.
  • Instructions
    Please read these instructions before visiting the online payment link:
    • You may pay your application fees for the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) license by clicking on the link.
    • After maing an online payment, do not forget to submit your completed application electronically using an ePass Montana account or another secure platform. Send to
    • If you have already submitted your application please notify ERD of your payment.

    Online Payment

  • Operations Bureau
    Amber Weekes, PEO Manager
    PO Box 8011
    Helena, MT 59604-8011
    (406) 444-7748
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