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    Alice Barghini   
503-947-7544   

For worker leasing companies

Employee leasing is an alternative for employers to manage the administrative functions of their work force. Employers enter into a contract with a worker leasing company, commonly known as a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). In most cases, the workers are already established with the employer. The PEO often hires these workers and leases them back to the employer under a contract for a fee for the staffing or management services provided. Worker-leasing companies take on the responsibility of the payroll, employment taxes, and worker benefit fund assessments. They may also offer workers' compensation insurance, retirement options, and medical benefits.

Worker leasing differs from temporary staffing services. All arrangements for staffing are on a worker leasing basis, requiring specific licensing, unless the workers are provided to a client on a "temporary basis" with written documentation that indicates the duration of the work to be performed under the special situation.

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 656.850 requires leasing companies to obtain a license from the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services prior to doing business in Oregon.

 
 
Rule
OAR Chapter 436, Division 050-0400 - Employer/Insurer coverage responsibility
Bulletin 271 - Instructions for completing application
  Application for Worker Leasing Company License (hints)
  Attachment A to Application for Worker Leasing Company License
  Attachment B to Application for Worker Leasing Company License
  Attachment C to Application for Worker Leasing Company License
   
Bulletin 273 - Instructions for filling out Worker Leasing Notices, Terminations, and Endorsements
  Worker Leasing Notice to the Department of Consumer & Business Services
  Termination of Workers' Compensation Coverage to client of worker leasing company
  Endorsement to Worker Leasing Notice
 
 
Resources
  Active worker leasing companies
  Worker leasing vs. temporary staffing
  Training and Events
  Dispute resolution
 
 
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