Finding quality talent and managing payroll can often be difficult for growing landscaping companies. Outsourcing your payroll and HR services to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) like GMS can help ensure and maintain compliance.
The Risk of Noncompliance for Landscaping Companies
In the landscaping industry, it’s not uncommon for businesses with undocumented workers sweating it out every day to hire and pay under-the-table. Not to mention, HR and payroll can be stressful and time-consuming to manage come busy season. These noncompliance risks are often what keeps landscaping business owners up at night.
Should your landscaping company be audited (think I-9 audit, tax audit, etc.), the penalties for failing to verify employees and document payroll can be severe:
- Penalty violations for unauthorized workers can range from fines of between $250 to thousands of dollars, with penalties escalating as offenses are repeated.
- Failing to record payments and account for taxes can result in penalties for tax evasion, which includes hefty fines and possible jail time.
How a PEO Can Help Your Landscaping Business
A PEO can provide comprehensive HR services for employers, including payroll processing, HR compliance, and risk management. But verifying workers and managing payroll is only part of the puzzle when it comes to running a successful landscaping company. With a PEO’s group buying power, being able to offer health insurance and other employee benefits can be crucial to retaining quality workers and growing your business.
At GMS, we understand the risks associated with owning a landscaping company. By outsourcing HR services to a PEO, you can focus less on employee verification, payroll management, and maintaining compliance and spend more time on the core of your business. As part of our comprehensive HR services, we can help minimize these risks and support your landscaping company in a number of ways, including:
Contact us today or visit our FAQ page to learn more about how GMS can make your landscaping company simpler, safer, and stronger.