As I read the recent back and forth between Zenefits and ADP, I could almost hear an industry breathing a sigh of relief. Many of you may think this marks the beginning of the end for Zenefits. I don’t think so; the company has $500,000,000 worth of pressure to get it right.

Other brokers may not be carrying the weight of $500,000,000 of other people’s money on their back, but the weight of your own business’ survival likely feels just as heavy. Regardless of the final Zenefits/ADP outcome, there are lessons to be learned and warnings to be heeded.

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