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Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)

Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)


On March 23, 2003, the New York Professional Employer Act was signed into law. This act affected businesses by requiring professional employer organizations (PEOs) throughout New York State to adhere to requirements:

  • Set forth by the State Legislature
  • Enforced by the State Department of Labor

PEOs must either register or obtain an exemption.  Each year they must renew their registration or exemption status. Other requirements include proof of:

  • NYS Workers' Compensation and Disability Insurance
  • Certification of the payment of taxes
  • Content of contracts
  • Identity of clients 

Forms and Publications


Form Use
Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) Act, Article 31 Text of PEO Law
New York Professional Employer Act (LS 654) Guidelines
PEO Registration Application (LS 665) Used to file a registration comply with the Professional Employer Organization Law.
PEO Exemption Application (LS 671) Used to file an exemption from the Professional Employer Organization Law.


PEO List


If you have any questions, please contact 518-485-1929.