Payroll Discrimination

The Supreme Court Ruled against a Goodyear employee who claimed that she earned thousands less. In the Supreme Courts ruling upheld a provision in the federal civil rights law that sets a 180 day deadline for employees to claim they are being paid less because of their race, sex, religion or national origin. Without a deadline, Justice Samuel Alito wrote …

New Cause for Concern: State Overtime Compliance Litigation

Litigation is on the rise for state overtime compliance. CCH Human Resources Management reports that claims of state overtime violations are increasing due to the attention that the new white-collar regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) received. The change caused many plaintiff’s attorneys to focus their efforts on the differences between the federal and state requirements. Steven S. …

What is a PEO and what can it do for my Business

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 …

Pinnacol Assurance

The Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau and Pinnacol Assurance invite you to join them at the quarterly safety seminar, June 14, 2007, 1:30-2:30 at Pinnacle Assurance. SAFETY NOW, SAVINGS LATER It is easy to overlook safety and all of the paperwork that goes with it when most of the time nothing happens anyway. But, what about those surprise accidents that occur …

Safety Training Critical!

Providing safety training is vital for new employees Pinnacol Assurance recently released its findings from a study conducted by their loss prevention team.  Pinnacol analyzed the 2006 claims data to find out what impact years of service have on claims experience.  The numbers were staggering and point to a need for improved safety training for new employees.  The study found …

Visa Fraud Prosecute by Homeland Security

Circus agent sentenced for alien smuggling and visa fraud A former acrobatic performer who resides in Orlando, Fla was sentenced to 15 months in prison on charges of inducing aliens to enter the US illegally and making false statements in Visa applications. He personally helped as many as 870 aliens or remain in the US through fraudulent means. Ivanov prepared …

Kelty launches three consumer Web sites

One of my favorite outdoor gear manufactures has released a new website. Loving the outdoors, I thought you might enjoy this information. BOULDER – Outdoor gear maker Kelty has launched three consumer Web sites for its three main markets. The Boulder-based company has launched www.Kelty.com, www.KeltyWoman.com and www.KeltyKIDS.com. The new sites are intended to provide consumers with an innovative, easily navigated and interactive format …

Colorado Overtime Regulations

Overtime pay for Colorado employees The State of Colorado Constitutes that employees made be time and one-half (1.5) of their regular rate of pay for any time worked in excess of 12 hours in one day, 40 hours in one workweek, or 12 consecutive hours without a meal period. Employees paid on a bi-weekly basis or semi-monthly basis have their hours computed …

Denver based PEO provides 401k for small employers

Small business employees trail in retirement savings and preparedness, survey shows Small business employees are at a disadvantage when it comes to retirement savings, according to the results from the Eighth Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey. StaffScapes, Inc. a Denver based PEO or Professional Employer Organization helps small businesses owners by providing them with all the tools to provide a 401k retirement program …

Who may claim a child as dependent in case of separation or divorce?

Proposed regulations address definition of dependent for divorced, separated parents CCH recently reported: “The IRS has issued proposed regulations to clarify which parent may claim a child as a dependent in cases of divorce, legal separation or when the parents of the child live apart at all times during the last six months of the calendar year. Several employee benefits …