If you have any questions that you do not see listed below, please contact Katie@e-laborservices.com.
Q: What should I consider when selecting a leasing company?
- Companies with a background and record of dealing with government agencies
- Company history
- Key personnel’s background in transportation
- Key personnel’s human resources expertise
- Companies involvement and record with organizations
- Where the leasing company operates or has the capability to operate from
- Where driver screening and hiring is done
- Company references
- Qualifying practices and their compliance
- Cost of insurances and Workers’ Compensation
- Presence of a safety program
- Overall cost and contract
Q: What services do you offer?
- Recruitment & screening
- 24-hour accessibility
- Multi-state payroll & all related reporting & services
- Human resources
- Equipment leasing
- Management services
- Safety programs
- Dispatch services
- Full and part-time employees
- Audit services
- Dedicated contract carriage
- DOT/personnel file maintenance
- Background checks
- Drug & alcohol testing
- Employee benefits
- Workers’ Compensation coverage
Q: How do you differ from a PEO?
- Because of our compliance with the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) requirements for avoiding co-employment, we are listed as the sole employer and handle all aspects of employment. PEO’s often lack one or more of the NLRB’s requirements and are therefore viewed as co-employers. This allows for both employers (customer and vendor/PEO) to be held liable for any issues involving employees.
Q: How many years have you been in business?
- Labor Services Company has been in business for over 40 years.
Q: What are the benefits of leasing employees?
- Protection from government agencies such as EEOC, DOL, etc
- Staffing flexibility
- The Co-Employment Doctrine
- In order to avoid being deemed co-employers, our company handles hiring, discipline, discharge, driver compensation, and more
- Employment and administrative obligations
- Expertise in and experience with recruiting, screening, and supervising
Q: Where are you located?
- Our headquarters is located in Bloomington, MN. We also currently have operations in 19 different states.
Q: Who will handle all of our unemployment and Workers’ Compensation claims?
- We will! Because we are the sole employer, the employees will be covered under our unemployment account and Workers’ Compensation insurance.
Q: Who will handle any and all employment laws and compliance issues?
- We will be responsible for all payroll (including garnishments, taxes, child support levies, etc.), DOT/personnel file maintenance, pre- employment, post accident and random drug testing, DOT/non-DOT physicals along with any other functions that are associated with hiring, disciplining and firing our employees. We also assure compliance with all federal and state employer/employee laws.
Q: Who recruits new hires?
- We do all of the recruiting, screening, road testing (if required), application processing, drug testing, etc. for any and all new hires. Our recruiting process includes, but is not limited to: placing ads in newspapers, trade journals, internet sites (CareerBuilder, local papers’ websites, etc.) and employee referrals.
Q: What benefits do you offer your employees?
- Health insurance
- Voluntary insurance
- Weekly payroll
- Dental coverage
- Safety programs
- Direct deposit
- (All of the above are completely customizable to fit your company’s needs)
Q: How do you bill your customers?
- Our billing is completely customizable. We will meet with you to determine the most efficient way for your billing to be formatted.
Q: Do you offer floating holidays, sick and vacation days to your employees?
- Paid time-off programs are completely customizable to each individual customer’s needs.
Q: Do you offer safety programs?
- Yes, we do. We have found that not only do the employees respond well and enjoy participating in them; they also show great success in decreasing the amount of lost-time on-the-job injuries and increasing the number of accident free miles.
Q: Regarding the employees, what does your company control?
- Day-to-day operations
- A supervisor/lead that is employed by us will need to be on-site
- All disciplinary action
- Up to and including suspension and termination
- Payroll and all related reports