BUILDING UPON THE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF THE PEO INDUSTRY
Both Amie Remington, Esq. and Rod Jordan, Esq. were introduced to NAPEO at the very outset of their careers with their respective PEOs. Amie, 2020-2021 Legal Advisory Council (LAC chair), is general counsel for LandrumHR, based in Pensacola, Florida. She started with LandrumHR on September 5, 2005, at NAPEO’s Annual Conference & Marketplace in Dallas, Texas. That is where she attended her first NAPEO LAC meeting, and she has been involved ever since, serving as chair for two years prior to 2010. Rod, senior vice president HR, general counsel, and secretary of the TLC Companies, based in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was the 2018-2019 chair of the LAC. He first became involved with it in the mid-2000s after being encouraged by an associate member company. Both joined to learn about the PEO industry and its legal challenges, both continue to be involved to help improve the PEO operating environment, and both share their insights into the work of the LAC, legal issues facing the PEO industry, and the future legal climate in this Q&A.
HOW COVID HAS CHANGED ADVOCACY
BY THAD INGE
Over the course of the past year, the volume and rapid pace of legislative and regulatory change has been enough to overwhelm even the largest of organizations, much less small and mid-size businesses who might not have resources dedicated to navigating the complexities brought on by COVID. PEOs offer a unique solution to this problem for small businesses, providing the regulatory expertise of a large business at an affordable cost, along with the ability to advocate for the needs of small businesses with policymakers.