Going from Good to Great with a PEO

Are you looking to make your business great? Let a PEO help you go from Good to Great. In Jim Collins book “Good to Great” he talks about getting the right people on the bus. How can I get the right people on the bus in these tough times without hiring more employees? By partnering with a Professional Employer organization or …

Unapproved work done by employees must be compensated

DOL restates requirement to pay employees for all time worked, even if it was not approved by the employer. In a recent Department of Labor Opinion Letter concerning break and meal policies, the Department restates that any work done by the employee, regardless of approval, must be compensated by the employer. The Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR 785.13 states: …

Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

Effective August 5, 2008, public and private employers in Colorado need to make reasonable efforts in accommodating nursing mothers. The new law states that “employers in Colorado with one or more employees shall provide reasonable unpaid break time or permit an employee to use paid break time, meal time, or both each day to allow the employee to express breast …

PEOs growing as economy slows

Businesses are focusing more on income generating ideas and activities as the economy slows. In today’s economy, the only people who will make money in the next four years are the business owners that know how to run their business efficiently and with growth in mind, said Milan Yeager, CEO of NAPEO, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. How do …

Department of Labor’s response to the July employment report

US Labor Secretary, Elaine Chao, recently spoke concerning July employment numbers. Recently reported on the US Department of Labor’s website, Elaine Chao comments about the July employment situation: “While we are concerned about continued job losses, the overall economic picture, including the second quarter GDP’s increase of nearly two percent, demonstrates that our economy continues to work its way through …

New I-9 form issued by Department of Homeland Security

What do I need to know about Form I-9? With a new Form I-9 issued, it is a good idea to review the purpose of it and the requirements as an employer. The Form I-9 is used to help employers verify individuals who are authorized to work in the United States. A form should be completed for every employee that …