Unionized Labor Power Growing Under Obama Administration

Pro-Union advisors and laws are becoming more prevalent under the new administration. There has been a lot of activity occurring during the first few months of the Obama administration, including a significant amount of pro-union steps. Listed below are a few of the changes that have occurred as of late: Assigning Hilda Solis as the labor secretary for the Department …

Friends and Family

Should I hire friends and family to work in my office? This is a question we have been asked often form clients over these past few from employers that are thinking about helping out those who have been laid off. Some small business run great with a husband and wife team working together while others realize there relationship requires them to be apart …

E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule Delayed Again.

Federal contractors have been granted a small delay until E-Verify becomes required. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that the rule mandating the use of the E-Verify program for federal contractors has been delayed again.  Federal contractors are not required to use the E-Verify system until June 30, 2009, pushing back the date by six weeks. …

6 million and rising

More than expected: Jobless claims still on the rise Workers are still continuing to file claims for unemployment. Many economists have said the claims should start decreasing but the claims rose more than expected last week topping 6.1 million.  With claims continuing to pile in its clear the weak job market is not going to recover anytime soon. Some economists are said …

URGENT: Immediate Action Needed From Colorado’s Small Businesses

State plans on raiding assets of Pinnacol Assurance and taking away their ability to operate as an independent company. Senate bills SB09-281 and SB09-273 are being heard today with a third reading on Monday April 13. These bills are trying to remand Pinnacol Assurance back to a state agency so the reserve assets that Colorado businesses have been paying into …

Payroll Administrator Position

StaffScapes provides small and mid-sized businesses with an integrated suite of services including HR administration, safety and risk management, payroll and tax administration and employee benefits.  We are seeking a Payroll Administrator based in Westminster and serving clients along the Front Range.  Responsibilities: Process employee enrollment, including personnel document verification, input and storage Interact with clients and employees to gather …

Resume Changes for employed workers

People who are looking for work and are currently employed need to consider a few changes to better thier succes when looking for a new job. We recently placed an add for a new payroll administrator on jobing.com over the week we have gotten in over 150 resumes for this job posting. During the review process we noticed a few …

I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, goes into effect today (April 3, 2009) for all U.S. employers

StaffScapes would like to remind everyone that the revised I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, goes into effect today (April 3, 2009) for all U.S. employers. Any other I-9 form will no longer be accepted at this time. The revision date (Rev. 02/02/09) is printed on the lower right-hand corner of the form. As discussed in a prior article, the form was …

Portion of Unemployment Benefits Non-taxable

The IRS recently published information about the non-taxability of unemployment benefits. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (or Stimulus Bill) has given individuals that are collecting unemployment benefits in 2009, the ability to exclude the first $2,400 of these benefits. The exclusion applies to each individual separately even for married couples filing. This exclusion applies only to benefits …