Minimum Wage divides business

PEO’s (Professional Employer Organization) are set to help their clients comply with the proposed minimum wage increase USA Today reports: America’s businesses are at odds over minimum wage legislation, but the rift has little to do with a $2.10 hourly raise. A Senate bill that could win final passage this week is pitting small businesses and retailers that would benefit from …

State Child labor Law Restrictions

State Child labor Law Restrictions and PEO’s (Professional Employer Organization) go hand in hand in keeping small business owners up to date on all restrictions and laws. In our home state of Colorado the child labor law reads: Minors 14 & 15 years of age must have school release permits to be employed during school hours. The permits are issued …

How much is that smoker on your payroll?

Smokers take between 3 to 6 breaks per day A survey by the National Business Group on Health reports that nearly fifty percent of smokers say they take between three and six smoke breaks per day at work, with more than two-thirds of those employees reporting that the breaks last between five and fifteen minutes. The survey polled 508 employers …

W-2

StaffScapes W-2 printing is complete and all forms have been mailed. As of January 25, 2007 all W-2’s have been printed and delivered to clients or mailed directly to employee’s homes. If you have not yet received your W-2 please allow a few days for the mail to deliver it. Reprints of W-2 will begin in the 2nd week of …

PEO Health Insurance

Most PEO clients offer Health Insurance to their employees A majority of small businesses that use a professional employer organization (PEO) offer health benefits to their employees.  More than 700 small businesses that use PEOs, responded to a recent survey commissioned by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).  The survey found that an unusually high percent (95%) of these businesses …

Anthem BCBS Changes

Changes to Inhalers for Anthem Participants Albuterol Inhalers with CFCs to be Replaced We want to ensure that our members receive the prescription medications they need without interruption or delay. This includes albuterol inhalers, which are used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. We’re contacting members who have filled a prescription for an albuterol inhaler that contains chlorofluocarbons …

2007 Payroll Calendar

2007 Calendar for StaffScapes payroll processing To better inform and communicate with clients, StaffScapes has sent out their 2007 calendars to all clients. The calendars are created based on the client’s pay cycle and are color coded to indicate pay dates and the days which payroll are due.  The calendar also indicates bank holidays and days that the StaffScapes office will …

Pinnacol Assurance

New rates and procedures in effect for 2007 Pinnacol Assurance 2007 rates are now in effect. One new procedure that effects business with out of state employees is that you can now obtain that workers compensation insurance with Pinnacol. If you have employees in Colorado or have employees in many states StaffScapes can help you comply with all workers compensation …

PEO

Employers with PEOs Prepared for New Immigration Regulations — PEOs Clarify Compliance Issues, Review Workplace Policies — Employers could face a new wave of federal and state immigration laws once legislators reach agreement. Companies that work with professional employer organizations (PEOs) will be prepared for any new regulation that may emerge from the debate. PEOs specialize in advising their business …