LBMC Employment Partners, LLC, provides a comprehensive suite of HR related services. You choose the services that are right for your company and we partner with you to deliver those services with the highest professionalism and integrity.

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We’re LBMC Employment Partners — emphasis on the partners. With a comprehensive suite of HR services available individually or as a bundle, we can custom fit your needs, whatever they may be. From PEO to HRO and everything in between, we have the experience, resources and flexibility to support your business now and grow with you later.

With us, you won’t have to worry about interacting with a call center and automated system. Instead, we’re focused on building relationships while we help you build your business. While you’ll have one point of contact for all your interactions, you’ll be supported by our deep bench of experienced professionals and extensive resources. Being a PEO to offer both BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Cigna, employers can choose from competitive local and national plans. There’s a reason we are able to do this — with decades of experience in the industry, we’re a trusted company offering only the best solutions for our clients.

Employment challenges and human resources issues are time-consuming and complicated. Let us handle the details so you can focus on what’s most important: your business.

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PEO (Professional Employer Organization)

LBMC Employment Partners, LLC, was the first Tennessee-based PEO to receive the Certified Professional Employment Organization (CPEO) designation in the first round of IRS certifications. Learn more.

It’s probably an acronym that you have heard, but what does it really mean, and is a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) right for you?

A PEO is a co-employment relationship, meaning LBMC Employment Partners, the only Tennessee-based PEO to receive the Certified Professional Employment Organization (CPEO) designation, optimizes human resources for your business. The benefit of being part of a PEO means no matter your company size, your employees will be part of a larger pool, giving you lower benefits costs, and a lower cost per employee for all HR services.

The management of employees become more and more complex each day. Alleviate the complexities of Human Resources Management by outsourcing non-core business functions while you focus on revenue-producing operations.

Becoming a member of a PEO provides companies with:

  • Complete HR support
  • More time to run your business
  • Expert compliance management of Cobra, HIPAA, OSHA, ERISA, etc.
  • Efficient payroll processing and payroll tax administration
  • Access to Certified HR Professionals
  • The power of group access for healthcare, retirement services, dental insurance, and disability benefits
  • Access to a larger benefits network, and the ability to offer large-scale benefits to employees
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Client Testimonial

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LBMC EP is well worth the time and service. If they weren’t handling our payroll, HR, and insurance needs, we would be in a bind having to figure out how to get it all done on our own.
Loretta Bowling, Chattanooga Oncology & Surgical Associates

HR Outsourcing (HRO)

Our HRO model can be the perfect solution for companies who need assistance with compromising situations, employee recruiting and onboarding, employee handbooks, training, payroll, benefits brokering, and more.

Companies who are a part of LBMC Employment Partners HRO receive:

  • Development and management of employee paperwork and handbooks
  • Minimized employment risk for client
  • Professional supervisor and employee training
  • Efficient payroll processing, payroll tax administration and year end W-2 processing
  • Wage garnishments
  • Access to Certified HR Professionals
  • Access to brokering services for negotiation of contracts on your behalf
HR Outsourcing (HRO)  View our Service PDF

Employee Benefits

As a team of licensed brokers, LBMC Employment Partners offers top-to-bottom employee benefits brokering services. Through our full-service brokering options, we can provide companies with access to the most competitive benefits package rates available. Our team eases the burden of benefit selection, enrollment, education, compliance, and administration, allowing you to focus on running your business.

Benefits Brokering & Administration Services

  •  Negotiation of Contract Variables & Rates
    • Contract review of all plans proposed
    • Comparison of rates to current and proposed group products
    • Identify key components affecting rate increase/compare to market and current plans
    • Review utilization data
  • Reconciliation of Billing Statements from all Benefit Providers
    • Assist with reconciliation of group products
    • Provide reconciled statement
    • Address issues impacting enrollment and/or collection of premium
  • Administration and Communication of all Benefit Plans
  • Employee Benefit Advocacy Service for all Eligible Participants
  • COBRA Administration
  • Access to Employee Navigator, our online enrollment tool
Benefits Brokering & Administration  View our Service PDF

Human Resources

Fully customized HR services designed to help your business in the exact way you want. From consulting and training, to compliance and employee relations, we aim to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Human Resources Services

  • Dedicated Human Resources professional
  • Comprehensive Review of HR Policies and Practices
  • Employee Handbook Development with Updates
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Employee Relations
  • New Hire Orientation
  • HR consulting and On-Call Services
  • Training
    • Supervisory training
    • Harassment/discrimination avoidance
    • Leave (Example: Medical, FMLA, Personal)
    • Performance management
  • Unemployment Claims Administration
  • Leave Administration
  • Family Medical Leave Act Administration
  • Section 125 Plan Administration

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LBMC Employment Partners provides user-friendly, menu-driven, and secure payroll solutions that require no special hardware or complicated training. Our system frees up valuable management time, and a designated payroll representative is available to answer questions. Payroll data can easily flow into your accounting system, and all tax reporting requirements are managed for you. You can easily generate your own special reports from real-time data that is available 24 hours a day.

Enlisting LBMC EP’s Payroll Services offers companies:

  • Designated Payroll Specialist
  • Accurate and Timely Payroll Processing and Reporting
  • Expert Payroll Tax Administration and Compliance
  • General Ledger Reports and Downloads
  • Check Register and Reconciliation Reporting
  • More Time to Run Your Business
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Human Capital Management

LBMC Employment Partners is proud to help clients be successful with HR tasks by offering a full suite of automated, scalable tools that integrate HR, time and attendance, payroll, and more through a unified platform—UKG Ready™, which helps employers to stay competitive and fuel organizational growth—from pre-hire to retire. Our experts will customize the tools to fit your needs and support you from implementation to maintenance.

Our Human Capital Management system offers companies:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Payroll Management
  • ACA Management
  • Time & Labor Management
  • Additional Add-On Services

Contact Us today to Request a Live Demo.

Payroll & Human Capital Management  View our Service PDF

Payroll Tax Consulting & Outsourcing

Complex payroll tax regulations and deadlines are constantly changing. Most tax agencies now require electronic tax payment and filing. There are many opportunities for errors when filing payroll taxes. Penalty and interest charges related to late tax payments are very high.

Our goal with LBMC Employment Partners, LLC, Payroll Tax Outsourcing is to provide growing companies with 100% accurate, cost-effective payroll tax solutions. We want to provide you with peace of mind and reduced risk in the complex area of payroll tax compliance.

Our program provides complete payroll tax processing including:

  • Increased payroll tax efficiency for your company.
  • Compliance with thousands of federal, state, and local deadlines, as well as all payroll and tax regulatory issues.
  • Payment of all payroll tax liabilities on due date. Filing of all required payroll tax returns on behalf of customer.
  • Automated systems and calendars to ensure no filing dates are missed.
  • Response to all tax agency inquiries, including quick turn-around, tax agency follow-up, and thorough client communication.
  • Tax specialists with years of experience and training in payroll taxation. Our program provides a specific point of contact for all payroll tax issues.
Payroll Tax  View our Service PDF

LBMC Employment Partners, LLC Leadership

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Bill Alderson

Payroll Manager, Employment Partners

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Rebekah Harney

Partner/Chief Business Development Officer, Employment Partners

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Finance and Benefits Manager, Employment Partners

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Brandy Neely

Partner and COO, Employment Partners

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Human Resources Project and Admin Supervisor, Employment Partners

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Sharon Powlus

President/CEO, Employment Partners

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Payroll Tax Consultant, Employment Partners

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Arielle Sadler

Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Employment Partners

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Chelsey Wall

Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Employment Partners

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Office and Operations Manager, Employment Partners

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Contact Us

201 Franklin Road,
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-369-5050

Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5164,
Brentwood, TN 37024-5164

605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1100
Chattanooga, TN 37450

2095 Lakeside Centre Way, Suite 220
Knoxville, TN 37922

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We’re happy to answer any questions you may have on what our Employment Partners experts can do for you.

All existing clients should contact their HR manager directly.

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