Nov 24


On November 20th, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and its small business division, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), provided written testimony regarding our support for Senate Bill 201 (SB 201). 

Click here to view what was submitted to the Ohio Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Committee.

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) provide services to their employer clients – often small and middle market businesses – by assisting with an employer's human resources services or employee benefits and payroll.  These entities allow job creators to spend more time and focus on running the day-to-day operations of a successful enterprise. 

SB 201 would create Alternate Employer Organizations (AEOs) and they would function as a PEO, but the AEO would pay taxes under the federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) of its various client-employers – not the EIN of the PEO.  The initiative would provide another option for clients to access programs that offer co-employment programs that can be highly beneficial to small and mid-sized businesses across Ohio.