Risk & Compliance

The trusted compliance resource with decades of industry leadership.


Complying with labor and employment regulations is a task that demands time and requires specialized HR expertise. With hundreds of experts and advanced systems and processes, you can confidently offload many employment-related and HR compliance risks and obligations to us. TriNet’s proven HR risk management capabilities help ensure you are in compliance today―and when you open that new office in a different state tomorrow.

Payroll Taxes and Filings

Expert handling of the litany of reporting and filings associated with payroll at the federal, state and local level. Beyond the paperwork, we also assume administration of items such as unemployment claims and as the contact in responding to UI claims and inquiries.

  • Create and file W-2s and send to employees including electronic W-2s and TurboTax integration
  • Full administration of unemployment, including plans, payroll collection and claims handling
  • Federal, state and local tax collection and remittances
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Employee Benefits

Regulations extend well beyond the Affordable Care Act. When you offer TriNet benefits and retirement plans, we handle the compliance burden and TriNet assumes primary fiduciary responsibility.

  • Named fiduciary on retirement and health plans, transferring risk away from your company
  • Complete 401(k) plan compliance including filings (i.e., Form 5500), audit, required plan testing and monitoring investment options
  • COBRA administration for your former employees including notices and payment collection

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a complex and ever-changing piece of legislation that imposes stiff penalties for non-compliance. Our integrated ACA solution spans tools to determine company classification, plan designs, notices and government filings. We are in a unique position to provide a complete solution because of our expertise and handling of both payroll and benefits.

  • Health plans that meet coverage requirements with affordable contribution strategies
  • Track data, generate and file forms, send employee notices
  • Expert support and guidance so you can navigate the complexity with confidence and help ensure compliance
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Employment Practices Risk Management

Employment Practices Risk Management helps protect your business from many employer liabilities such as discrimination, wrongful termination, unlawful retaliation, and harassment claims. Our comprehensive program not only provides resources that help prevent issues from happening in the first place, but also supports you in the event of a claim with insurance coverage and claims management expertise.

  • Claims prevention: Guidance on best practices and access to an online reference library to help prevent workplace situations that give rise to employee claims.
  • Claims coverage: Employer Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) providing up to $1 million of coverage.
  • Claims mitigation: active management of claims and pre-negotiated fees with external counsel that eases the claims process while reducing the cost.


Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Safety

We deliver a robust and cost-effective program that serves the best safety interests of your employees. TriNet administers the workers’ compensation program from plan sponsorship to claims processing and coordination. The result is a reduction of time and money spent on workers’ compensation.

  • Experienced and responsive claims management team that expedites resolution times
  • Cash flow efficient: pay-as-you-go, no deposits, no deductibles