asked questions


Will Stoppler Hughes help us to find a provider for other services such as applicant tracking, employment references, drug screening, background checks, expense tracking and so forth?

Many of these services are well within the capabilities of ECL, so if Stoppler Hughes cannot provide the services you need absolutely we will refer you. At Stoppler Hughes, we understand how important it is to trust in your vendors/providers fully, regardless of what service they provide to you.

We also understand the bottom line. Thus, we have already done all of the hard work in vetting out the best of the best in these sectors (and more).  And that’s not all… Some of the pricing negotiation has already taken place, too. Just ask us and we will be glad to make an introduction.

In order to work with Stoppler Hughes, do we have to sign or engage for a limited/specific time commitment?

No. We offer a lot of flexible options for our clients and are confident that we have one that will work for you. In short, you name your commitment level, and we likely already have a solution for you.

If we work with Stoppler Hughes, do we have to hand over our benefits administration and/or payroll functions?

No. With Stoppler Hughes, you have many options as to what level you engage with us. We can work for you on a simple fix-priced project (i.e., compensation plan, survey, audit, investigation, etc.), we can advise on an as-needed consultative basis, or we can fully engage and act as your HR department while working strategically to help ensure that all of your HR processes and all of the individuals you hire are the right fit for your company’s vision, objectives and strategic plan (we call this Integrated HR). In the event that Integrated HR is the right service for you, you get to choose which functions you want us to accomplish.

Is Stoppler Hughes a PEO (Professional Employer Organization)?

The short answer is no. Stoppler Hughes does not hire any of your employees and put them on our payroll. We are here to help you save time, effort and money by either allowing you to outsource your human resource function or co-source it with us, meaning that we work with your established team.

A professional employer organization (PEO) is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks, such as employee benefits, payroll, workers’ compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management and training/development. It does this by hiring a client company’s employees, thus becoming their employer of record for tax purposes and insurance purposes. This practice is known as “co-employment”. In the event that you think a PEO is right for your organization, don’t hesitate to contact us, as we may be able to refer you to the right people.