People-Focused

For 43 years, we’ve taken care of Texas companies payroll, group benefits, and HR compliance, while saving them up to $3,801.80/employee.

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Case Studies

 
Dr. Sherwyn Schwartz
Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic

“LASO is attentive to our business, understanding
the rising cost of operations they keep a close watch
over insurance trends and costs. The staff is pleasant
to speak with and lend and hand fulfilling our
office requests.”
 
Matt Scherer
Founder Military Transition Network

“If your company is renewing its benefit program, you
should have both your HR administrator and your CFO
meet with him. He'll show both of these professionals
how to manage the program more effectively as well as
advise on potential tax savings.”
 
Jim Montgomery
Attorney

“Stephen will analyze your business and your actual
risks. Then goes to the carrier to negotiate a custom
plan for the company, which is usually far more cost
effective and with better coverage.”

(August 2018)

They tried in-house, then went with us to take care of their payroll and HR compliance.

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“I tried hiring an in-house controller. Now
that I have hired LASO, I don’t worry about
the payroll, taxes, or HR compliance. They
take care of everything.”

– JB
Owner, ??? Motel

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We deliver an average of 16 requests for medical waste pick-up to Stat Medical Disposal every month.

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“LASO is attentive to our business,
understanding the rising cost of
operations they keep a close watch over
insurance trends and costs. The staff is
pleasant to speak with and lend and hand
fulfilling our office requests.”

– Dr. Sherwyn Schwartz,
Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could
just call someone?

Nowadays, getting a hold of someone on the phone when you have a problem is a challenge.

Whether you’re a prospective client or a client of 40+ years, call us anytime at (210) 405-8747 because we’re here to help.

Your One-Stop Shop for

Payroll, Benefits, & HR

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The People Company

For 43 years, we’ve been serving Texas Business Owners and their employees with substantial money and time saving payroll, benefits, and HR solutions.

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Steve Cook, CPA
President

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Stephen Geri,
CEO

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Judy Mangus,
Vice President

Karen Geri,
Vice President

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JP Richards,
VP Marketing

43+

Years providing payroll services in Texas (TX).

$2,000

Average savings/employee by outsourcing your Texas payroll to us.

65%

Finance executives say benefits are critical to attracting and retaining employees.

Our Easy Texas Payroll Solution

Save $2,000/Employee

Average cost-savings per employee by outsourcing your payroll in Texas to our service instead.

100% FLSA Compliance

We ensure compliance with state and federal laws for proper 1099 payroll tax filing

Accurate & Timely

We pay employees accurately and on time, so business owners avoid high-turnover and steep IRS fines.

Improve Bottom-line

Keep key staff focused on core business activities that impact the bottom line rather than payroll.

Zero Disruption

Payroll processing continues regardless of whether of employees being sick or on vacation.

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Our Benefits Service

How to Keep Your Employees Happy & Save Money!

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Employee Satisfaction

Over 43-years we’ve created an innovative employee-classification process, which ensures the right class of employee gets the right benefits.

For example, your VP will get class-2 benefits, while your administrator will get lower class-5 benefits, which saves you money while ensuring employee satisfaction, attraction, and retention.

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Minimizing Costs

Through grouping benefits with a single-federal ASO (Administrative Services Only) number, we can actually negotiate with insurance providers to save you money like larger corporations (50+ employees) do.

Innovative solutions to controlling and minimizing the cost of medical benefits for employees is what we do!

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100% HR Compliant

With LASO, you will never have to worry about compliance issues with ACA (Obamacare), OSHA, harassment, active shooter protection, and discrimination because we’ll take care of your benefits compliance. All the while making your life and lowering your administrative costs.

Why outsource HR to us?

We make life easier. For you, your boss, and your employees. Here’s how, by being your:

  1. One stop shop for all payroll, benefits, and HR compliance needs.
  2. High-touch HR Concierge. Call us anytime, we’ll pick-up, and we’ll make your business life easier.
  3. Source of ease and peace of mind, so you have less hassle and time to enjoy your life and grow your business.

Book a free consultation to discuss how we can easily take care of your HR functions, all the while saving you about $3,801/employee.

Why outsource HR to us?

We make life easier. For you, your boss, and your employees. Here’s how, by being your:

  1. By being One stop shop for all Texas payroll, benefits, and HR compliance needs.
  2. High-touch Texas payroll Concierge. Call us anytime, we’ll pick-up, and we’ll make your business life easier.
  3. Source of ease and peace of mind, so you have less hassle and time to enjoy your life and grow your business.

Book a free consultation to discuss how we can easily take care of your HR functions, all the while saving you about $3,801/employee.

Payroll: In-House Or Outsource? The Hidden Costs of Payroll.

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By Steve Cook, CPA, MBA | President of LASO
November 2018

As a practicing CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for almost 40 years, let me just say that whether you have 1 employee or 1,000 employees, Texas Payroll is a royal pain in the rear – you know it, I know it, it just is.
Why? Because Texas Payroll laws are complex.

And if you don’t get it right, you could pay 200% to 300% of the original tax liability in penalties and interest. If you’ve ever been audited or had a tax-debt, you know that the Federal government is dead-serious about employers paying their Texas Payroll taxes.

There’s got to be a better approach…

Two Approaches to Texas Payroll

One approach is to keep everything in-house. In our observation, most business owners say to themselves “well, we have a bookkeeper and a computer, why pay a fee to outsource Texas Payroll?”

The challenge with this approach is most bookkeepers are simply overwhelmed and under-skilled to handle ALL the ever-changing Texas Payroll and HR regulations, which result in potentially devastating tax bill or legal liability.

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Even as full-time dedicated CPAs, we are constantly learning about the new Texas Payroll and HR laws, so we can help our clients save money and stay out of trouble.

But the real cost is in…

$2,000 in Hidden Costs of In-House Texas Payroll

Most business owners grossly underestimate the “hidden” costs involved with Texas Payroll and HR administration, and make the mistake of managing HR tasks in-house.

According to “The Hidden Reality of Texas Payroll & HR Administration Costs” research study, done by PwC:

  1. Cost of administering Texas Payroll, time and attendance, and related HR tasks in-house costs nearly $2,000 per employee per year (PEPY) for SMBs (small-medium sized businesses).
  2. 49% of the costs are “visible”, which, include: system installation and upgrades, direct labor, and outsourcing.
  3. While the other 51% of costs are “Hidden”, which include: indirect labor costs (preparing employee hours for Texas Payroll, distributing checks), direct non-labor costs (IT staff, consultants, and vendor fees), and systems maintenance.
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So if you think you’ve saving money going in-house, please think again.

The Second Approach

The second approach is the partial outsourcing solution. According to The Fiscal Times, an estimated 85% of businesses outsource at least part of their HR functions.

To be completely honest, most of our Texas clients, usually engage us only after they have experienced tough enforcement from the IRS or Texas collections. If significant issues exist with the IRS and/or State taxing agencies, the client will typically get us in the loop. Unfortunately, putting the rabbit back in the hat is, at best, challenging – sometimes impossible.

As for employee benefits and human resource issues, those items generally remain in-house process because:

  1. The employer has health benefits through one of their clients or a friend
  2. HR issues where significant legal issues (wrongful dismissal, harassment) may reside, were typically only addressed when the disgruntled employee retains an attorney

We realized our clients could save money by bundling benefits and HR compliance with Texas Payroll…

A Third Approach

All of this brings us to a third approach: the all-inclusive answer. This approach does not appeal to every business owner because:

  1. “Approaches One and Two” are based on cost, not value.
  2. “Approach Three” is about value not cost.

I like to think of it this way… Years ago, after I went on an all-inclusive vacation, I realized I had maximized “my down time” by going to “all-inclusive” resort.

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Why? Because no worrying about:

  • Cooking
  • Entertainment
  • Budging for dinners and drinks

I just let go of all that, and went “all inclusive”.

The result? I had more relaxation, more fun, and basically, the best vacation week of my life!

When I returned I could not wait to tell my friends and family. They agreed “all-inclusive” is the way to go!

So, I thought:

  • Why isn’t there an “all-inclusive” company for our clients?
  • Why not bundle all of our employee services?
  • Why don’t we become concierge for our clients’ employees?

If we could create an acceptable program for their employees and their employee related issues, then our clients would be free to do what they do best: make money – and enjoying their life.

Benefits of the All-Inclusive Approach

The benefit to employers with the “All-Inclusive” approach is they can eliminate redundant tasks and reduce the risk of errors, while still benefiting from expert guidance and 24/7 support – give us a call anytime at (210) 405-8747, we’re here to help you.

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“But wait, there’s more…”

Here’s some other advantages of outsourcing, include:

  • Keeping your staff focused business activities that make you money
  • Properly meeting the FLSA guidelines
  • Texas Payroll continues without interruption, regardless of employees being sick or on vacation

Sound pretty good doesn’t it?

Your Concierge

Our team consists of CPAs, licensed life and health agents, the premier HR benefits provider and a support staff located in Texas to assist you in your employee and employee benefit needs every single day.

We take care of your people… we are the people company!

We’d love to help you make your life easier while saving you money, so tap here for a free consultation now.

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Steve Cook is practicing CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with almost 40 years expert saving his clients money while keeping out of IRS trouble. He’s the President of LASO, which specializing in completely taking caring of Texan Business Owner’s payroll, group benefits, and HR compliance, while saving them up to $3,801.80/employee. Sign-up for a free consultation with him or give him a call call (210) 405-8747 – he’ll actually pick-up.

Payroll, Benefits, & HR. The People Company.