We’ve built a legacy by helping others builds their businesses.
At Alcott HR, we are in the business of helping other businesses grow – and we’ve been doing just that since 1987. Along the way, we’ve grown ourselves, evolving to meet the changing needs of business owners, to keep our clients ahead of the latest regulations and trends, and to continue to offer the very best HR outsourcing solutions in the industry.
That’s our legacy. Here’s how we’ve built it:
Louis Basso and Barry Shorten, veterans of staffing industry, established Alcott Staff Leasing, which offered an innovative all-inclusive HR outsourcing program known then as “staff leasing.”
Alcott Joins The NSLA
The National Staff Leasing Association (NSLA), the forerunner to the National Professional Employer Organization (NAPEO), formed to provide guidance and to the nascent PEO industry. Alcott took an active leadership role within the organization.
Contract Staffing Founded
Contract Staffing established itself as a leading provider of human resources outsourcing services in the Western New York area.
Louis Basso Elected President of NAPEO
Louis Basso had been an active and vocal leader of the professional employer organization (PEO) industry, chairing many important committees and spearheading NAPEO’s drive to attain regulatory certainty for its members. For his commitment and achievements, Louis was elected president of NAPEO.
Alcott Receives E.S.A.C. Certification
Alcott achieved certification from the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (E.S.A.C.), a mark of financial security, operational stability and business ethics. Only 5 percent of companies in our industry hold ESAC accreditation.
New York Passes The PEO Registration Act
In his position as president of the New York chapter of NAPEO, Louis Basso led the effort to pass legislation requiring any PEO operating within the state to register. The law that was passed was in large part drafted by NAPEO and serves as a model for legislation adopted in many states.
Contract Staffing joins Alcott
Alcott and Contract Staffing joined forces to provide companies in the Western New York region with a more robust and comprehensive HR outsourcing program.
Louis Basso Elected President of E.S.A.C.
Louis Basso is committed to providing clients with peace of mind, assurance and protection, which made him a natural fit for the head of the E.S.A.C. During his term as president, many states began to accept ESAC membership as the standard for operating a PEO.
Affiliation With American Fidelity
Alcott becomes part of American Fidelity Assurance Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, privately-held company based in Oklahoma City. The synergies of the two companies help Alcott expand its geographic reach while maintaining its values and philosophy.
Alcott Becomes Alcott HR
Our company officially changed its name to better reflect our services, capabilities and focus, as well as our human resources expertise.
The SBEA Is Passed
The Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA) established a voluntary program for PEOs to be certified by the IRS and also established a set of definitions and rules for PEOs under the federal tax code.
Setting New Standards And Offering New Capabilities
We recognize that the needs of business owners continue to change, and that’s why we are offering new service models, including payrolling, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and an administrative services organization (ASO) solution.