Going Green

Going Green is a common phrase you might hear in meetings or at the water cooler.  StaffScapes has also implemented ways to go Green or become “greener.” We have converted processes to a paperless office, recycle toner cartridges and recycle aluminum, plastic and glass, as some of the few ways we have gone Green. Some suggestions from the PayTech issue …

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Background Checks

StaffScapes is please to announce their new partnership is Choice Screening.  Choice Screening is their new Background Check provider. One in 10 applicants have a criminal background. Up to 60 percent of applicants lie or misrepresent their backgrounds on resumes and 9 percent of job applicants falsely claim to have a college degree, list false employers, or identify jobs they …

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Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Federal minimum wage increases Friday The federal minimum hourly wage will increase this Friday (July 24, 2009) to $7.25 per hour. This is the last and final increase put in place by The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. Many states have a seperate state minimum wage different from the federal.  Employers are required to pay which ever (federal or state) minimum wage amount is higher …

Written By: Jake Stratton

New ICE I-9 Audit Initiative Becoming More Aggressive

652 businesses were recently served notices of immigration audits. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently launched their new audit initiative issuing 652 Notices of Inspection. The notices explain that ICE will be inspecting the hiring records of these businesses including auditing I-9 form compliance. The businesses that have been presented a Notice were selected due to complaints and …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Surviving a Layoff (Employee)

Five tips for both the employer and employee. Part two Employee No one that I know of is comfortable with the thought of preparing for a staff reduction.  Both employers and employees are often placed into unchartered waters.  Everyone has questions and finding or knowing the answers often seems as easy as walking through quicksand.  I have a unique perspective …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Surviving a Layoff (Employer)

Five tips for both the employer and employee. Part two Employee No one that I know of is comfortable with the thought of preparing for a staff reduction.  Both employers and employees are often placed into unchartered waters.  Everyone has questions and finding or knowing the answers often seems as easy as walking through quicksand.  I have a unique perspective …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy

Employment Eligibility form I-9

Don’t get rid of your I-9 forms just yet.  The Employment Eligibility verification form I-9 is valid beyond the 06/30/09 expiration date.  The current form you should be using was revised on February 2, 2009 and was effective April 1, 2009.  (Rev. 02/02/09) is at the bottom of the form.  USCIS is waiting for the extension to be approved before …

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