IRS Reduces Mileage Rate for 2010

On December 3, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service announced a reduction to the optional standard mileage rates for 2010. For the year 2010, the optional standard mileage rate will reduce from 55 cents to 50 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. …

New EEOC and Colorado Minimum Wage Posters

New Posters Effective November 21, 2009 ALL employers are required to post the new Equal Employer Opportunity Poster.  This notice now includes Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008(GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment. Effective January 1, 2010 all Colorado employers are required to post the new Colorado Minimum Wage Order Poster. This notice explains what rights and protections …

Warning: IRS Increasing Audits for the Next Three Years

IRS will audit 2,000 taxpayers each year for the next three years. Beginning February 2010, the Internal Revenue Service will begin employment tax audits on 2,000 randomly selected taxpayers (employers) per year for the next three years.  The IRS states that they are conducting this study “to collect data that will allow the IRS to understand the compliance characteristics of …

Is Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Your Future?

Congress and US DOL using H1N1 scare to push for mandatory paid sick leave. Look out employers, the Deputy Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, gave a testimony on November 10th, 2009, to a Senate Subcommittee pushing for mandatory paid sick leave. Using the national concern over the H1N1 flu, the Deputy Secretary explained the US DOL strongly supports the Healthy …

Workers Compensation Claims Review

How does reviewing past claims help my business save money with Workers Compensation Insurance? Today StaffScapes is meeting with representatives from Pinnacol Assurance to review past claim history. This is a very valuable tool for all for all business that have had workers compensation claims. By reviewing claims a business is able to see trends that a supervisor of a …

Employment Relief

“PEOs offer relief to small businesses by relieving them of the unfortunate, unintended burdens that come with being an employer” -Hector V. Barreto, Former Administrator US Small Business Administration

HR Problems?

New rules and new minimum wage rules can make being an employer a confusing job. One week Colorado minimum wage is higher than the Federal min wage and the next week it is lower? What is an employer to do? On January 1st 2010 the wage will drop 1 penny below the Federal Minimum wage. Employers need to pay the …

Colorado PEO

With over 14 years in Business StaffScapes is your source for PEO services in Denver & Colorado. StaffScapes was created with a single goal – give you the freedom to focus on what you do best; grow your business.  StaffScapes was fonded with a singular goal to provide cost effective payroll, workers compensation and Human Resources Solutions. Focus on your …

Colorado’s Minimum Wage Rate for 2010

The Colorado Department of Labor just announced the new minimum wage rate for 2010. The minimum wage rule enacted in 2006 to the Colorado Constitution requires the state’s minimum wage rate to be adjusted each year for inflation. The inflation adjustment is based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Denver-Boulder-Greeley combined area. …