SOURCE: Genesis


December 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Leading New England Human Resources Experts Voice Support for the Small Business Efficiency Act of 2011 (H.R. 2466, S. 1908)

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Veteran human resources experts at Genesis Consolidated Services have today announced their strong support for the Small Business Efficiency Act of 2011, which is now being considered in the Congress. The bill, which enjoys bipartisan support, seeks to provide support for the nation's small businesses at a time when their vitality and health are critical to America's economic wellbeing.

The Small Business Efficiency Act of 2011 (H.R. 2466, S. 1908) is a vehicle to provide administrative relief through the enactment of a federal safe harbor provision that would allow businesses to partner with certified Professional Employer Organizations ("PEOs"). "In an effort to help small businesses become more efficient and competitive, Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have joined together to bring this bill forward. PEO partnerships provide streamlined Human Resource administration, reduced overhead, and robust employee benefits, while allowing business owners to focus on their core competencies," said Genesis President Bob Burbidge.

"The strategic Human Resource partnership provided by America's PEOs has afforded small to medium sized businesses the ability to grow in the midst of a challenging economic climate. Further support for this process will strengthen what has proven to be a winning partnership for American entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators," observes Patty Hilger, Genesis' VP of Human Resources and Operations.

"We particularly applaud the efforts of Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Mike Thompson (D-California) for leading this bi-partisan effort. Paul Tonko (D-New York), Sam Johnson (R-Texas), William Owens (D-New York), Allen West (R-Florida), Wally Herger (R-California) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) are also to be commended for putting politics aside in favor of supporting small businesses, which clearly play a key role in our economic recovery," adds Diane Stevenson, Chief Financial Officer at Genesis.

Following efforts in the House, the Senate recently joined in with their support by introducing the Senate version (S. 1908), which is being championed by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). "Genesis urges swift passage of this important bill, which will fuel America's small to mid-sized business sector, and add vitality to a struggling economy," says Bob Burbidge.

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About Genesis
Since its incorporation in 1991, Genesis has served the needs of the New England Small Business community and their employees located throughout the United States. Genesis has continually been accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation ( since 1996 and has been the largest accredited PEO headquartered in New England since that time. The company has taken leadership roles in legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the Small Business community in Washington, DC as well as Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont.

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