Employment Services Industry Licensing Guide
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Nebraska Employment Agency

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Licensing requirements for Nebraska employment, staffing and talent agencies.

This page provides an overview of employment services licensing in Nebraska for individuals and agencies. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Companies that provide employment services in Nebraska must apply for a license prior to doing business. Depending on the services offered, businesses may need to apply for more than one license type, and in some cases, an individual license will be required as well.

Company Licenses

Nebraska Employment Services Company Licenses

Companies acting as employment agencies in Nebraska must obtain the following licenses before offering employment services. Applications usually require proof of incorporation or a certificate of authority.

Nebraska Employment Agency License

Not required



Employment Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Nebraska.

Nebraska Professional Employer Organization Registration - Limited

Agency:Nebraska Department of Labor - Labor Standards Division
Law:

NE Stat. § 48-2704

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

A professional employer organization is eligible for a limited registration under the act if such professional employer organization:

  • Is domiciled outside this state and is licensed or registered as a professional employer organization in another state;
  • Does not maintain an office in this state or directly solicit clients located or domiciled within this state; and
  • Does not have more than 50 covered employees employed or domiciled in this state on any given day.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:6/17/21

Initial Registration

Form:

PEO Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:
  • List of jurisdictions in which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, if any
  • Names under which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, including any alternative names and trade names, if any
  • If the PEO has acquired, purchased, transferred or sold any interest or has otherwise been preceded or succeeded by another business entity within the five years preceding the date of application, provide the names of predecessor and/or successor business entities, if known
  • List of names, and business experience of any person that owns or controls 25% or more of the equity interest of the PEO
  • List of names, and business experience of any person any person serving as president, chief executive officer, or senior executive officer of the PEO
  • Proof that the applicant is domiciled outside this state and is licensed or registered as a professional employer organization in another state
  • Proof that the applicant does not maintain an office in this state or directly solicit clients located or domiciled within this state
  • Proof that the applicant does not have more than fifty covered employees employed or domiciled in this state on any given day
Fact Checked:6/17/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

PEO Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually within 180 days after the end of the registrant's fiscal year.

Required Attachments:
  • List of jurisdictions in which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, if any
  • Names under which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, including any alternative names and trade names, if any
  • If the PEO has acquired, purchased, transferred or sold any interest or has otherwise been preceded or succeeded by another business entity within the five years preceding the date of application, provide the names of predecessor and/or successor business entities, if known
  • List of names, and business experience of any person that owns or controls 25% or more of the equity interest of the PEO
  • List of names, and business experience of any person any person serving as president, chief executive officer, or senior executive officer of the PEO
Fact Checked:6/17/21

Nebraska Professional Employer Organization Registration - Non-Limited

Agency:Nebraska Department of Labor - Labor Standards Division
Law:

NE Stat. § 48-2704

Financial Requirements:

Applicants must maintain positive working capital of at least $100,000.

Bond Requirements:

If the positive working capital of the professional employer organization is less than $100,000, a bond, certificate of deposit, escrow account, or irrevocable letter of credit in an amount of not less than $100,000 must be submitted.

Fact Checked:6/9/21

Initial Registration

Form:

PEO Application

Agency Fee:

$250

Required Attachments:
  • List of jurisdictions in which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, if any
  • Names under which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, including any alternative names and trade names, if any
  • If the PEO has acquired, purchased, transferred or sold any interest or has otherwise been preceded or succeeded by another business entity within the five years preceding the date of application, provide the names of predecessor and/or successor business entities, if known
  • List of names, and business experience of any person that owns or controls 25% or more of the equity interest of the PEO
  • List of names, and business experience of any person any person serving as president, chief executive officer, or senior executive officer of the PEO
  • For PEOs or PEO groups with at least 12 months of operating history: a financial statement, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, audited by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which the accountant is located, that has been issued less than 13 months from the date of the application
  • For PEOs or PEO groups with less than 12 months of operating history: financial statements for the period of operation, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which the accountant is located, that has been issued less than 13 months from the date of the application
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

PEO Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually within 180 days after the end of the registrant's fiscal year.

Required Attachments:
  • List of jurisdictions in which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, if any
  • Names under which the PEO has operated in the five years preceding the date of application, including any alternative names and trade names, if any
  • If the PEO has acquired, purchased, transferred or sold any interest or has otherwise been preceded or succeeded by another business entity within the five years preceding the date of application, provide the names of predecessor and/or successor business entities, if known
  • List of names, and business experience of any person that owns or controls 25% or more of the equity interest of the PEO
  • List of names, and business experience of any person any person serving as president, chief executive officer, or senior executive officer of the PEO
  • For PEOs or PEO groups with at least 12 months of operating history: a financial statement, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, audited by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which the accountant is located, that has been issued less than 13 months from the date of the application
  • For PEOs or PEO groups with less than 12 months of operating history: financial statements for the period of operation, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles by an independent certified public accountant licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which the accountant is located, that has been issued less than 13 months from the date of the application
Fact Checked:6/9/21

Nebraska Talent Agency License

Not required



Talent Agency licensure is not required on the State level in Nebraska.

Employee Leasing Company - Enter into leasing contracts with other businesses that require labor. The leasing company loans its workers to the lessee while still providing specified responsibilities, such as workers compensation insurance, to the employees. This includes long term (6 months or more) temporary arrangements but often excludes temporary help arrangements. Unlike professional employer organizations, employee leasing companies are contracted when an employer needs to hire staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Employment Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment for a person.

Professional Employer Organization - PEOs take on the human resources role for businesses and act as a co-employer in the sense that the client company's workers are administratively employees of the PEO but functionally these employees are controlled by the client company. Unlike employee leasing companies, PEOs are contracted when an employer already has staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Staffing Agency - An entity that procures temporary or part-time employment for a person who then works under the supervision of a worksite employer.

Talent Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment or placement for an artist. (Certain art forms are excluded)

American Staffing Association
Staffing, recruiting, and workforce solution industry advocacy group.

National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
Education and training oriented association for personnel services providers.

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Provides advocacy efforts, information, and other services to members of the employment industry.

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