Finding Lost Pensions

My old employer is no longer in business. How do I go about locating or finding that pension plan? If you have a old pension plan and can not find your old employer contact the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to begin finding your retirement money. Include your name, address, phone number, date of birth and social security number. You will also need …

Updated ADA Effective January 1, 2009

Employers need to be aware of the changes to the ADA that the new ADA Amendments Act puts into place effective January 1, 2009. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, signed by President Bush on September 25, 2008, came about from members of Congress disagreeing with key Supreme Court rulings defining “disability”. The amendments will overturn these prior court cases …

StaffScapes Holiday Schedule

StaffScapes will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in celebration of Thanksgiving. Just a reminder that all payroll hours for Friday, November 28th must be turned in by Monday, November 24th no later than 10:00 am to insure proper holiday delivery. If special arrangements are required, or if you have any questions regarding the holiday schedule, please contact Ashley …

2009 Payroll Limits

Quick tips for new limits in 2009 401K – $16,500, catch up $5,500 Social Security – 106,800 Federal Minimum Wage – $6.55,  effective July 24, 2009  $7.25 Colorado Minimum Wage – $7.28 effective January 1, 2009 Health Savings Accounts – $3,000 individual, $5950 family Transportation in a commuter highway vehicle and any transit pass – $120 per month Qualified Parking …

SBA Creates Hot line for tough times

Tough economic times in Colorado prompt SBA to create Hot Line to assist business with growth and ways to stay in business. The Colorado district of the US Small Business Administration as created a new hot line number for small business to call in these tough economic times. The number is a resource for small Colorado business to call for …

Flexible Spending Accounts

As the end of 2008 is getting closer, StaffScapes, Inc. wants to remind its FSA participates to use all of the funds available in their FSA accounts. Some of the expenses that are eligible to be reimbursed under qualified Flexible Spending Accounts are: -Deductible & Co-pays -Contacts/glasses and eye exams -Prescriptions co-pays -Dental treatments -Over-the-counter medications -and many more! Please …

Medicare D Notification

Medicare D Credibility Medicare Part D notice have been sent out to all employees participating in a medical plan administered by StaffScapes.  Notices are required to be sent out by November 15th, 2008.  After determining Credible or NonCredible coverage notices are required to be sent to participants of the medical plan.  For more information on Benefits Administration or Medicare D notices …

Colorado Economic Stimulus Package

Colorado Governor released the 2009 budget yesterday and is calling for Nov 20th to be Keep Colorado working Day. Through out the state on Nov 20th the Department of Labor will hold a series of regional Job fairs. Keep Colorado working day will spearhead the Governor’s efforts to keep citizens working. The goal is to keep Colorado citizens working and …

October Employment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases October 2008 employment numbers. With unemployment on the rise and volatility in the economy, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao issued a statement concerning the recent October employment situation report: “Today’s report underscores the importance of restoring the health of our banking system and credit markets so that employers can rebound and create …

Snow season in Colorado

November 10-14 Winter Hazard Awareness Week The winter months are coming! Keep your accident numbers low, and reduce your workers’ compensation claims these winter months, with a few safety suggestions. Suggestions for helping your workers stay on their feet this snowy season. *Wear footwear suitable for weather conditions *Take extra time and care while walking on wet, snowy, or icy walkways and …