Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts

Open Enrollment for most companies offering FSA and Dependent Care accounts go’s on in December. All enrollments for the FSA or Dependent Care Accounts for StaffScapes Professional Employer Organization (PEO) clients are due by December 22nd 2006.  This is to enroll for expenses incurred in the 2007 calendar year.  FSA and Dependent Care are a benefit to have money set aside in an …

Flexible Spending Accounts

Reminding FSA participants that the end of year is near and to make sure that you have used all the money your FSA account. Receipts must be dated for services rendered in 2006 and claims must be submitted by March 31, 2007. FSA – Flexible Spending Accounts – End of year coming soon There are many reimbursable expenses that can …

Hidden Perils of buying a business

Buying a business requires a thorough do-diligent list and the last thing you probably want to do is add yet another deal breaker. At StaffScapes, we are an Outsource Human Resource company locally in Colorado that must gather a lot of detailed information and hidden costs for an accurate proposal. One of my past prospects’ now a current client, was having trouble getting …

Colorado & Federal Labor Law Notices

6 States to have new minimum wage rate in 2007. Have you received in the mail a “Final Notice” or “ALERT You Must Post New 2007 Federal labor Law Notices”? In most cases this is just a sales gimmick to make you buy poster from that company. The only year end changes that need to be made are for those state …

Employee Screening and Selection

Having a checklist on how to interview and the steps to take during a selection process are key to have a consistent hiring process. Selection is the process of deciding which job applicants will become employees. To conduct an effective selection process, the following checklist should be observed: 1.      Know the essential functions of the job and the qualifications needed to …

Who is an Independent Contractor

Colorado Workers Compensation Act sets out certain criteria to that must be met to show that the employer does not have the right to control the person providing services.  The information below is information that Pinnacol Assurance will use in determining whether a independent contractor is an employee or a independent contractor: The individual is not required to work exclusively …

Pinnacol Audit Prep part II

Independent Contractors are a big part of many business, be sure that that independent contractor is an approved sub before work begins. Many businesses have a need to use an independent contractor form time to time. Ever small business must request a few insurance documents from any independent contractor that may step in that business. The two most important documents …

The Hidden Value of a PEO

Not all policies are black and white, be sure your PEO ask questions so you get out of that employment gray area. During the years many PEO prospects have asked me “what is the real value of a PEO”.  Most business see the value of HR outsourcing, Risk Management and Workers Compensation Administration, Employee Benefits and Payroll Administration. Every business owner …

Helping Entrepreneurs With the “Business Of Employment”

PEOs provide many services that allow the business owner to concentrate on business and not the “Business of Employment”. PEOs offer to their clients and worksite employees the services and expertise of a personnel department within a large corporation. Few, if any, small businesses can afford a full-time staff consisting of an accountant, a human resource professional, a lawyer, a …

Benefits of PEO Services

Benefit of using a PEO for your Business, for your Employees and for the Government. For your business, a PEO: · Provides experienced professionals in HR, benefits, payroll and risk management. · Assumes certain employment related liabilities. · Delivers professional assistance with compliance (payroll, OSHA, EEOC). · Provides secure Internet access to payroll, benefits and personnel data. · Provides access …