Nebraska Revised Statute 48-2702

Chapter 48 Section 2702

48-2702.

Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Professional Employer Organization Registration Act:

(1) Client means any person who enters into a professional employer agreement with a professional employer organization;

(2) Co-employer means either a professional employer organization or a client;

(3) Co-employment relationship means a relationship which is intended to be an ongoing relationship rather than a temporary or project-specific one, wherein the rights, duties, and obligations of an employer which arise out of an employment relationship have been allocated between the client employer and a professional employer organization as co-employers pursuant to a professional employer agreement and the act. In such a co-employment relationship:

(a) The professional employer organization is entitled to enforce only such employer rights and is subject to only those employer obligations specifically allocated to the professional employer organization by the professional employer agreement or the act;

(b) The client is entitled to enforce those rights and is obligated to provide and perform those employer obligations allocated to such client by the professional employer agreement or the act; and

(c) The client is entitled to enforce any right and is obligated to perform any obligation of an employer not specifically allocated to the professional employer organization by the professional employer agreement or the act;

(4) Covered employee means an individual having a co-employment relationship with a professional employer organization and a client who meets all of the following criteria: (a) The individual has received written notice of co-employment with the professional employer organization; and (b) the individual's co-employment relationship is pursuant to a professional employer agreement subject to the act. Individuals who are officers, directors, shareholders, partners, and managers of the client or who are members of a limited liability company if such company is the client are covered employees to the extent the professional employer organization and the client have expressly agreed in the professional employer agreement that such individuals are covered employees, if such individuals meet the criteria of this subdivision and act as operational managers or perform day-to-day operational services for the client;

(5) Department means the Department of Labor;

(6) Direct-hire employee means an individual who is an employee of the professional employer organization within the meaning of the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act and who is not an employee of a client and who is not a covered employee;

(7) Master policy means a workers' compensation insurance policy issued to a professional employer organization that provides coverage for more than one client and may provide coverage to the professional employer organization with respect to its direct-hire employees or that provides coverage for one client in addition to the professional employer organization's direct-hire employees. Two or more clients insured under the same policy solely because they are under common ownership are considered a single client for purposes of this subdivision;

(8) Multiple coordinated policy means a workers' compensation insurance policy that provides coverage for only a single client or group of clients under common ownership but with payment obligations and certain policy communications coordinated through the professional employer organization;

(9) Person means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or any other form of legally recognized entity;

(10) Professional employer agreement means a written contract by and between a client and a professional employer organization that provides:

(a) For the co-employment of covered employees;

(b) For the allocation of employer rights and obligations between the client and the professional employer organization with respect to covered employees; and

(c) That the professional employer organization and the client assume the responsibilities required by the Professional Employer Organization Registration Act;

(11)(a) Professional employer organization means any person engaged in the business of providing professional employer services. The applicability of the act to a person engaged in the business of providing professional employer services shall be unaffected by the person's use of the term staff leasing company, administrative employer, employee leasing company, or any name other than professional employer organization or PEO.

(b) The following are not professional employer organizations or professional employment services for purposes of the act:

(i) Arrangements wherein a person, whose principal business activity is not entering into professional employer arrangements and which does not hold itself out as a professional employer organization, shares employees with a commonly owned company within the meaning of sections 414(b) and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(ii) Independent contractor arrangements by which a person assumes responsibility for the product produced or service performed by such person or his or her agents and retains and exercises primary direction and control over the work performed by the individuals whose services are supplied under such arrangements; and

(iii) Providing temporary help services;

(12) Professional employer organization group means two or more professional employer organizations that are majority-owned or commonly controlled by the same entity, parent company, or controlling person;

(13) Professional employer services means the service of entering into co-employment relationships;

(14) Registrant means a professional employer organization registered under the act;

(15) Temporary help services means services consisting of a person:

(a) Recruiting and hiring its own employees;

(b) Finding other organizations that need the services of those employees;

(c) Assigning those employees (i) to perform work at or services for the other organizations to support or supplement the other organizations' workforces, (ii) to provide assistance in special work situations, including employee absences, skill shortages, or seasonal workloads, or (iii) to perform special assignments or projects; and

(d) Customarily attempting to reassign the employees to other organizations when they finish each assignment; and

(16) Working capital means current assets less current liabilities as defined by generally accepted accounting principles.

Cross References

  • Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act, see section 48-1,110.