Summer Workplace Safety

Summer is almost upon us, and that will mean hotter temperatures on the job. Many workers spend their day outside or in environments that are affected by the summer heat.  Additional attention of Workplace Safety Policies during this time of year should be given to Heat Stress/Exhaustion/Stroke. OSHA has published resources on their website specifically for heat related injuries, including: …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Corporate Tuition Aid May Keep Workers Loyal

Finally, there is quantifiable support for the idea that training employees is good for retaining your employees. Employers have often maintained that if they train their employees, the employees will just leave and go to another company. In effect, employers say that paying for employee training is a waste of money because the employee may end up working for the …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

Nothing can derail a healthy balance sheet faster than the cost of defending an unexpected lawsuit. Prudent companies carry liability insurance and budget a certain amount for legal expenses, but a type of litigation that often catches small businesses by surprise is the area of employee lawsuits — and they’re on the rise. As a growing number of employees and …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Increase in Minimum Wage

Changes to Federal Minimum Wage On May 25, President Bush signed legislation that increases federal minimum wage to $7.25 per hour in three steps over a period of 26 months.  The impact on employers will vary based on the state in which their employees work. 5.85 per hour (July 24, 2007) 6.55 per hour (July 24, 2008) 7.25 per hour …

Written By: StaffScapes

PEOs provide assistance to improve productivity and profitability

PEOs allow organizations to focus on their core competencies by outsourcing the non-revenue, time- consuming employment administration tasks. PEO services bring clarity, communication, and certainty to employees. This improves morale and increases productivity. PEOs work with organizations to develop, clarify and implement polices and procedures, detailed job descriptions, handbooks, compensation statements and other communication pieces. PEO professionals handle the questions …

Written By: StaffScapes

Personnel Files

Tips on what belongs in employee personnel files and what information should be kept seperate An article released by BLR.com gives tips to employers on what information should be kept with in personnel file and the amount of time employers should retain certain documents. Personnel Files should contain hiring information- applications and offer letters, pay changes, documents regarding performance and employment. …

Written By: StaffScapes

Human Resource Stories

StaffScapes Colorado leading PEO is looking for a few fun and interesting HR stories. Do you as an employee, Hr manager or business owner have a story that your friends can’t believe took place. Submit an article in and we will post a few and discuss what should have been done to correct the situation. Please keep the article under …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

The Need For Employer Practices Liability Exposure Reduction

Though EPLI insurance continues to become more costly, the need for coverage has risen as well. With an upward trend in employment-related lawsuits and government administrative actions, employers cannot afford to believe they have all their bases covered. According to a recent HRMagazine article, Employer Practices Liability Insurance, though unheard of only ten years ago, has become a vital investment …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau