PEO Benefits & Credit Union Perks

One benefit employers and employees have when working with a PEO is credit Union membership.  The credit unions that StaffScapes provides has a benefit to it’s employees is Community Financial Credit Union. When I logged on I noticed that they are providing holiday loans in place of using a more expensive credit this season. It may be to late to get the loan …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

PEO Services in Colorado

Still looking for a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or Employee Leasing firm in Colorado for 2009 payroll? StaffScapes, a Denver-based PEO, is still enrolling clients for payroll beginning in 2009. If you have less than 50 employees and our considering the use of a PEO for 2009 and have not made a decision StaffScapes provides a simple enrollment process with no start up …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Update to Required FMLA Poster

A revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster, reflecting the recently published final rule, is now available for viewing and downloading. Every employer covered by the FMLA is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, a notice explaining the Act’s provisions. The revision to the FMLA and the new poster becomes effective …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Winter is still here

With winter still making its mark across the state and with the holiday’s right around the corner StaffScapes wanted to give some timely safety information for Driving in the winter. Here are tips on how to handle the hazards of driving in the winter snow, ice, rain and fog. Slippery Roads are roads that are snow packed, wet or icy. In this …

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Extra Payday Possible for 2009 or 2010

The year 2009 or 2010 may bring an extra payday to employees. Next year or the following, brings another possibility of an extra payday for many workers. Employees that are paid on a weekly basis and certain biweekly paid employees may have an extra payday depending if their employers chose to pay employees prior to or after the normal payday …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Wellness Programs

Get started today for a healthier you. It doesn’t take much to make wellness programs pay off for your company. To help get your company building a wellness program call StaffScapes, Inc. today. Other ways to help you get started on your wellness program include: *Starting with corporate employees. Have your top employees lead by example. One way might be …

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Gift Cards

Gift cards come with a processing fee when purchased at a shopping kiosk.  I was ready to purchase a gift card for a friend at Safeway when I noticed it had a processing fee of $4.95 applied to the purchase at Safeway. If purchased form the retailer directly you pay for only that gift card price. The $25 I-tunes card …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

IRS Reduces Mileage Rate for 2009

On November 24, 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced a reduction to the optional standard mileage rates for 2009.  For the year 2009, the optional standard mileage rate will reduce from 58.5 cents to 55 cents per mile. Taxpayers have the option of using the optional standard mileage rate to calculate deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes. …

Written By: Jake Stratton

OSHA Guidance

OSHA Unveils Guidance Concerning Avian Flu On November 14th, 2006, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled new safety and health guidance that alerts employees and employers about the hazards of occupational exposure to avian influenza from infected birds, or “avian flu,” and provides practical recommendations on ways to avoid infection. OSHA Guidance Update on …

Written By: Jake Stratton