Paperless Licensing, effective 01/04/2018
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license Employee Leasing Companies in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for employee leasing companies and controlling persons. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience.

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Employee Leasing Companies

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.

Critical Dates for Employee Leasing Companies

Getting Started in Employee Leasing Companies

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.

Controlling Person
  • Controlling Person (ELC 1) Start Now
  • Controlling Person Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Employee Leasing Company
  • Employee Leasing Company (ELC 2) Start Now
  • Certificate of Approval for/Notification of Change of Ownership – Asset Purchase (ELC 6) Start Now
  • Certificate of Approval for/Notification of Change of Ownership – Stock Purchase (ELC 7) Start Now
  • Employee Leasing Company Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Employee Leasing Group
  • Employee Leasing Company Group (ELC 3) Start Now
  • Employee Leasing Company Group Member (ELC 3) Start Now
  • Employee Leasing Company Group Member Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
De Minimus Employee Leasing Company
  • De Minimus Registration of Company (ELC 4) Start Now
  • De Minimus Registration Company Group Leader (ELC 5) Start Now
  • De Minimus Registration Company Group Member (ELC 5) Start Now
  • De Minimus Registration Company Group Leader Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now

Fee Waiver Applications

  • Controlling Person – Placement of a License to Voluntary Null and Void Status (NV 1) Start Now
License TypesContinuing Education RequirementsFeeExpiration Date
Employee Leasing CompanyNone$9004/30/EVEN Year
Employee Leasing GroupNone$1,5004/30/EVEN Year
Controlling PersonNone$6004/30/EVEN Year

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Richard ‘Rick’ Morrison, Executive Director

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

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040

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Employee Leasing Companies

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.

Critical Dates for Employee Leasing Companies

Getting Started in Employee Leasing Companies

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.

Controlling Person
  • Controlling Person (ELC 1) Start Now
  • Controlling Person Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Employee Leasing Company
  • Employee Leasing Company (ELC 2) Start Now
  • Employee Leasing Company Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
  • Certificate of Approval for/Notification of Change of Ownership – Asset Purchase (ELC 6) Start Now
  • Certificate of Approval for/Notification of Change of Ownership – Stock Purchase (ELC 7) Start Now
Employee Leasing Group
  • Employee Leasing Company Group (ELC 3) Start Now
  • Employee Leasing Company Group Member Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
  • Employee Leasing Company Group Member (ELC 3) Start Now
De Minimus Employee Leasing Company
  • De Minimus Registration of Company (ELC 4) Start Now
  • De Minimus Registration Company Group Leader Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
  • De Minimus Registration Company Group Leader (ELC 5) Start Now
  • De Minimus Registration Company Group Member (ELC 5) Start Now

Fee Waiver Applications

  • Controlling Person – Placement of a License to Voluntary Null and Void Status (NV 1) Start Now
License TypesContinuing Education RequirementsFeeExpiration Date
Employee Leasing CompanyNone$9004/30/EVEN Year
Employee Leasing GroupNone$1,5004/30/EVEN Year
Controlling PersonNone$6004/30/EVEN Year