Colorado Governor Vetoes Pro-labor Bill

Governor Ritter recently vetoed pro-labor bill, HB 09-1170 Governor Ritter, on May 19th, 2009, vetoed a bill that would have allowed union workers that are locked out during a labor dispute to collect unemployment benefits.  In Gov. Ritter’s letter explaining his decision, he explains that he did not want to give an advantage to one of the parties currently in …

MSDS Sheets

Hazard Communication As a requirement for OSHA under the Hazard Communication Standards, employers are responsible for informing employees of exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials in the workplace. According to the OSHA 3084 – Chemical Hazard Communication, employers are responsible to:     Identify and list hazardous chemicals in their workplaces Obtain MSDSs and labels for each hazardous chemical Develop and implement …

Annual Enrollment Supplemental Benefits

StaffScapes Supplemental Benefits StaffScapes is excited to announce there is no increases to the supplemental insurance rates for 2009.  Open enrollment is the month of May with an effective coverage date of June 1, 2009.  As a co-employee of StaffScapes, there are several exciting opporunites available to you and your family. 2 types of Dental programs Vision services Life Insurance …

The Freedom to Focus…

What is Human Resource Outsourcing and why might it be the right choice for your company? Most business owners would agree that you get more out of your business when you get more out of your employees. Very often employees have been viewed as liabilities or expenses, instead of tangible, bottom-line assets.  Many successful business owners understand and believe that …

OSHA Reacts to Swine Flu Concerns

OSHA has recently updated their website and will have additional updates responding to the swine flu alert. OSHA updated their website to answer questions regarding workplace safety in relation to the swine flu (H1N1). In the next few days additional information will be added, including new QuickCards and fact sheets. OSHA’s updated Pandemic Influenza Safety and Health Topics page can …

Colorado Affirmation Audit

Completing and maintaining Colorado Affirmation forms and required documents are very important.  StaffScapes has recently assisted and responded to a Notice of Complaint from the Department of Labor and Employment. Employers are required to complete and maintain the Colorado Affirmation for on all new employees hired on or after January 1, 2007.  In addition, employers are required to maintain copies …