(1) Professional Employer Organizations (hereinafter "PEOs") provide a valuable service to commerce and the citizens of this state by increasing the opportunities of employers to develop cost-effective methods of satisfying their personnel requirements and providing employees with access to certain employment benefits which might otherwise not be available to them;
(2) PEOs operating in this state should be properly recognized and regulated by the Insurance Commissioner; and
(3) Any allocation of employer duties and responsibilities between a PEO and a client-employer pursuant to this article should preserve all rights to which covered employees would be entitled under a traditional employment relationship.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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