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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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In addition, PEOs seeking ESAC accreditation must provide financial statements prepared and audited by an independent CPA who is a member of the AICPA and who has an "unmodified report from the most recent peer review of the AICPA Peer Review Board, in a format that fairly represents the financial condition of the PEO in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles." In addition, the financial statements must include a balance sheet, statements of income, equity, and cash flows, as well as all schedules and footnotes.
Layne Davlin is the founder and CEO of Lawrenceville, Georgia-based NetPEO, an HR outsourcing brokerage firm that matches companies with the PEO that best suits their needs.
This result agrees well with the noparticipation of Triton in changing properties of polyelectrolytes in solution [34], The surface tension reduced approximately by a factor of 2 after adding 1 w/v% Triton X-100 into alginate/ PEO blends (Table 1).
Additionally, the employer mandate regulations preamble states that if the primary purpose of the PEO arrangement is to avoid the employer mandate provisions of the Act, the client may be the responsible employer.
More recently, in Chief Counsel Advice 201724025, the IRS Chief Counsel's Office advised that a PEO that an S corporation contracted with to perform its employment tax obligations was not the statutory employer of the S corporation's employees because the PEO did not control payment of and had not assumed legal responsibility for the S corporation's employees' wages.
The PEO runs each payroll, withholds taxes, and files and deposits taxes for the franchisee.
"Political parties also struggled to meet the requirements of closed-lists, in terms of proportional representation of different social categories," the PEO added.
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For federal employment taxes, the PEO and an employer typically enter into a service agreement whereby the PEO undertakes payroll tax obligations in the name and employer identification number (EIN) of the PEO, including obligations to pay wages; deposit taxes; report wages and taxes quarterly on Form 941, Employers Quarterly Federal Income Tax Return', provide the employee and government Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, pay and deposit federal unemployment taxes (FUTA); and file Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return.
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