Expand Your Staff . . . and GROW Your Business

Have you considered adding staff for your office so you could grow your business? Did you hesitate because of all the hassles and liability tied to paying workers, doing taxes, and providing benefits?

The easy solution is to outsource the employment of that worker to Top Echelon Contracting (TEC) and take advantage of our In-House Clerical and Administrative Program (ICAP) service. And the good news is that TEC recently expanded this service to include recruiters.

Basically, TEC will hire the worker and become the W-2 employer of your short-term staff and handle all of the employment tasks. These include background checks, weekly payroll processing, taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation, year-end reporting, benefits, etc.

Grow with Top Echelon’s ICAP

ICAP generally costs $1.75 per hour over and above the pay rate, plus the employer’s payroll taxes and insurance. Below is an example based on an Ohio worker:

Employee’s Hourly Pay Rate $15.00 + Employer Taxes and Liability Insurance $2.94 + Top Echelon Contracting $1.75 = Your Hourly Bill Rate $19.69

The hiring process is simple:

  • Call our office for an ICAP quote.
  • You recruit and select the candidate.
  • You complete the ICAP set-up form on our website.
  • We will send you a Client Services Agreement for In-House Staffing.
  • We will email the candidate a link to their secure online employment paperwork.
  • After the paperwork is completed, your new in-house employee can begin work!

The weekly timesheet and payroll process is streamlined:

  • An electronic timesheet will be completed by the worker and approved by you.
  • Payroll is processed weekly, and paychecks/direct deposit notices are sent every Thursday.
  • You will receive a Statement of Debit each Thursday. (We will auto-debit the total amount owed from your bank account, as specified in the Client Services Agreement for In-house Staffing.)

Plus, if the candidate works at least 30 hours per week, they will be eligible for Aetna healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as 401(k). Please note, however, that we do NOT contribute to the healthcare premium for ICAP participants. If your in-house worker elects health insurance, we will invoice you an additional $188.56 per month. Due to healthcare reform (ACA) requirements, the worker must be paid at least $15.00 per hour to ensure that healthcare coverage meets the affordability requirement.

Workers eligible for this program include administrative assistants, bookkeepers, researchers, recruiters, clerks, receptionists, and data entry personnel. We can NOT employ agency owners, partners, etc.

For more information or an ICAP quote, call 888.627.3678 and ask to speak with a Contract Administrator.

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