Employee Leasing Companies

Richard “Rick” Morrison, Executive Director

The Board of Employee Leasing Companies is responsible for licensing and regulating employee leasing companies. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

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Employee Leasing Company

EL – An “employee leasing company” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other form of business entity engaged in an arrangement whereby the entity assigns its employees to a client and allocates the direction of and control over the leased employees between the leasing company and the client. This term does not include the following: (a) temporary help arrangements to support or supplement the client’s workforce in special work situations such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages, and seasonal workloads; (b) an arrangement in which an organization employs only one category of employees and assigns them to a client to perform a function inherent to that category and which function is separate and divisible from the primary business of the client; (c) a facilities staffing arrangement, whereby an organization assigns its employees to staff a specific client function, on an ongoing basis, provided that the number of individuals assigned comprises no more than 50 percent of the workforce at a client’s worksite and provided that no more than 20 percent of the individuals assigned to a particular client function were employed by the client immediately preceding the commencement of the arrangement; (d) an arrangement in which an organization assigns its employees only to a commonly controlled company or group of companies as defined in s. 414 of the Internal Revenue Code and in which the organization does not hold itself out to the public as an employee leasing company; or (e) a home health agency or a health care services pool unless otherwise engaged in business as an employee leasing company.

Employee Leasing Company Group

An “employee leasing company group” means a group of two or more, but not more than five companies that are majority owned by the same entity or person.

Controlling Person

CO – A “controlling person” means any natural person who possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of any employee leasing company, including, but not limited to:

  • direct or indirect control of 50 percent or more of the voting securities of the employee leasing company; or
  • the general power to endorse any negotiable instrument payable to or on behalf of the employee leasing company or to cause the direction of the management or policies of any employee leasing company; or
  • any natural person employed, appointed, or authorized by an employee leasing company to enter into a contractual relationship with a client company on behalf of the employee leasing company.
De Minimus Employee Leasing Company

DM – A “de minimus employee leasing company” is an employee leasing company that is domiciled outside the state and is licensed or registered as an employee leasing company in its state of domicile or residence. This company does not provide leased employees to a client whose business is located or domiciled within Florida nor does the company maintain an office in this state or solicit in any manner clients located or domiciled within Florida. This company also does not have more than 50 leased employees working in this state. This company is registered with the state but not licensed to do business within Florida.

License Types Continuing Education Requirements Fee Expiration Date
Employee Leasing Company None $900 4/30/EVEN Year
Employee Leasing Group None $1,500 4/30/EVEN Year
Controlling Person None $600 4/30/EVEN Year

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Division of Professions
Board of Employee Leasing Companies
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040