Increase in Wrongful Termination Claims

 During these hard economic times, layoffs are causing an upswing in EEOC claims. A recent article written by Jeff Thomas in the Boulder County Business Report has attorneys and local EEOC employees stating that wrongful termination claims will increase during these slow economic times. During this down economic time, laid off employees are having a harder time finding a replacement …

Colorado Unemployment

 If calling the unemployment office to report an unemployment claim, be patient it could take hours. While speaking with a friend the other night that was laid off from EDS and who is now just recently eligible to collect unemployment, told me about a simple online mistake that took hours to fix.  Each week the Colorado Department of Labor & Employments unemployment …

Ft Carsons Kids Fishing Trip

 As many of you know I am active in the Colorado Walleye Association and in taking kids fishing. We have started our annual planning for the Ft Carsons kids day and could use a little help. For full details please see below: Ladies and Gentlemen, You were all kind enough to volunteer last year to take the child of a …

Jobless Claims

Expectations exceed 589K The number of new claims for the jobless climbed more than expected within the last week. Companies are continuing to cut jobs at a fast rate. In the week ending January 17th jobless claims rose from 527, 00 to 589,000 and still rising, Wall Street expects the numbers to rise to 540,000. That total will reach a 26 …

PEO blog by Chuck Newton

I came across a very well written blog about PEO’s and wanted to share it with you. I have my Google alerts set to find anything written about PEO’s and was alerted of this blog today. Chuck Newton writes: Have You Ever Thought Of A PEO For Yourself? This is a professional employer organization (PEO).  You might have also heard …

PEO’s

Ever wonder what a PEO does? Or what does a PEO have to offer? Hopefully this insight will clear up some questions you may have. PEO stands for Professional Employer Organization. PEO’s can often reduce the cost of a business’s workers’ compensation rates, offer superior benefit plans that smaller company’s can not offer, and manage risk. They also offer assistance …

New Rules for I-9 Form for 2009

New rules published regarding changes to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. A new interim rule for the Form I-9 has been released from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The amended regulations modify the types of acceptable documents that employees may present to their employers for completion of the Form I-9. Under the new rule, employees will no …

2008 OSHA 300A Log

2008 OSHA 300A Logs have been mailed today to all StaffScapes clients.  OSHA logs must be posted from February 1 thru April 30.  Please contact us if you need other posters or additional informaiton on your OSHA logs.  Please let us know if you have any questions on your Workers’ Compensation administration, Safety information, or claims management.  Contact Lora Manternach, …

Finalized Amendments

Finalized Amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule On December 5 2008 the Federal Register published EPA’s amendments to the SPCC rule in order to provide increased clarity, to modify requirements to particular industry sectors, and to simplify certain requirements for those facility owners or operators subject to the rule which should result in grater protection to …

2009 SHRM Colorado State Conference

Colorado State Conference Information “Elevate to Excellence”  2009 SHRM Colorado State Conference  September 30 thru October 2, 2009 in Keystone, Colorado.  Keynote speakers include Mark Sanborn and Pursue the Passion. Mark your calendars to attend this professional development opportunity!  Earn PHR, SPHR credits. Go to www.coshrm.org for more informaitno and registration informaiton.