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peer

n. an equal. A "jury of one's peers," to which criminal defendants are constitutionally entitled, means an impartial group of citizens from the judicial district (e.g. county) in which the defendant lives. It does not mean a jury ethnically, educationally, economically, or sexually the same as the defendant, although, in some jurisdictions attempts are made to meet those criteria. (See: jury of one's peers)

peer

noun associate, coequal, companion, compeer, competitor, comrade, contemporary, contender, corrival, equal, equivalent, fellow, likeness, match, mate, opposite number, par, parallel, rival
See also: contributor, copartner, delve, spy

peer

originally a person with a right to be summoned to Parliament and a hereditary right for his heirs to be so summoned, now created by letters-patent. Disputes as to entitlement are made to the House of Lords on the advice of the Committee for Privileges. The order of precedence is dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons. As a result of reforms to the House of Lords in 1999 there are only 92 hereditary peers remaining pending further reform.

PEER. Equal. A man's peers are his equals. A man is to be tried by his peers.
     2. In England and some other countries, this is a title of nobility; as, peers of the realm. In the United States, this equality is not so much political as civil. A man who is not a citizen, is nevertheless to be tried by citizens.

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Lower overhead: The PEO relationship may eliminate or reduce the need to hire additional agents.
At the same time, the partnership with the right PEO enables a strong defense for the broker against other PEOs (and even other insurance brokers) that target the broker's clients.
The emergence of incidents of PEO fraud in relation to workers' compensation matters provides a cautionary tale for employers considering entering into the PEO arrangement.
Like the insurance industry in Florida, competition in the PEO industry is intense, and the marketplace is not easy to navigate.
In others, they are vested as long as the client remains with the PEO.
ESAC-accredited PEOs also are expected to obtain written acknowledgements from worksite employees attesting to an understanding of the employment relationship with the PEO and voluntary acceptance of this employment.
Once you've selected the PEO you'll be hiring, lay the foundation for a lasting relationship by meeting the people you'll be working with face to face.
Previous studies have further shown that large PEO entanglements are more efficient fines flocculants than disentangled PEO (Abdallah, 2002; Bednar et al.
In 2005, for the first time, PEO licensed more international engineering graduates than graduates of Canadian accredited engineering programs, although only 25 percent of international graduates typically apply for licensure.
Each PEO has different restrictions, however, and some refuse to work with companies of a specific size or that have only been in business for a short period of time.