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New York Professional Employer Act Bond

What is the cost of a New York professional employer act bond?

The New York Department of Labor mandates all professional employer organizations within the state to execute a surety bond. The requirement for this bond is $75,000. These bonds remain valid for 1 year from the date of issuance before they must be renewed.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$75,000 Professional Employer Act Bond $75,000 Starts at $750 GET A QUOTE

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Why do I need this bond?

This bond keeps the principal (professional employer organization) liable for breaches upon the New York Professional Employer Act of 2003. PEO’s are expected to fully comply with the rules and regulations of the law established by this act. General requirements and provisions of this act include:

  • written agreement between client and and employer organization stating responsibilities
  • employer organization is responsible for withholding payroll taxes and employee benefits of worksite employers
  • employer organization is considered employer for sponsoring welfare benefit plans for its workforce employees
  • employer organization is responsible for reporting and paying all contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Fund

For a comprehensive list of the provisions and penalties for professional employer organizations, read through the New York Professional Employer Act in the “Additional Resources” section.

In the case of a valid claim, the surety is liable for all damages up to the amount of the bond (in this case, $75,000). The principal is still expected to compensate the surety the equivalent amount of money, required by the indemnification agreement.

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What’s the fine print?

Professional employer organizations are required to post surety bonds by the New York Department of Labor. The bond amount is $75,000. These bonds are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. If the surety wishes to terminate the bond, it must provide the Department of Labor with a 30-day notice of cancellation. The surety remains liable for all actionable claims filed against the bond during this time.

How to become a professional employer organization in New York

Professional employer organizations must register with the Department of Labor within 180 days after the end of its fiscal year. The following must be included in the registration application:

  • registration fee ($1,000)
  • name and address(es) of PEO
  • PEO taxpayer or employee identification number
  • list of all entities with 5% or greater ownership interest (private) or 50% ownership interest (public)

After 1 year, professional employer organizations have to renew their registration with the department, which costs $500.

A copy of the registration/renewal form for professional employer organizations is provided in the “Additional Resources” section.

In addition to registration, professional employer organizations have to secure a surety bond. Submit our online application here to receive a free quote for your bond today!

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Additional Resources

New York Professional Employer Act (Article 31)

Professional Employer Organization Registration Application

New York Department of Labor: Professional Employer Organizations

New York Department of Labor: Forms & Publications

Designation of Agents for Service of Process Form

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