Local business owners disagree on Initiative 300 study results

A brief article in the Denver Post caught our eye last Thursday.  Here at StaffScapes, we have been posting on Denver’s Initiative 300 for the past few months with updates and thoughts on this proposal.  According to the Denver Post, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research  has released a study indicating that “earned paid sick days for Denver workers would help reduce the spread …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy

HHS Will Not Implement Current Version of the CLASS Act

Late last week a memorandum was released detailing the reasons why the White House will not currently implement the Class Act.  The Class Act was the long-term care services (or LTC) portion of the Affordable Care Act.  A voluntary, national LTC insurance program was to be established and was required to be funded entirely through enrollee premiums without taxpayer subsidies.  …

Written By: Jake Stratton

CO Division of Insurance Reaching Out to Assist Business and Individuals Understand Health Insurance

I recently received an email from the Colorado Division of Insurance at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) stating that they will be holding several webinars and community meetings over the next few weeks.  DORA stated that these events were being held to help both businesses and individuals better understand their health insurance. Their stated goal is to “help educate …

Written By: Jake Stratton

The National Labor Relations Board to require notification posting

Effective January 31, 2012, The National Labor Relations Board will require a new notice-posting rule for all small businesses, non-profits and some religious organizations. Applicable to all private employers, this 11-by-17 inch poster highlights the rights all employees have to organize a union, to negotiate wages, hours and other terms as well as conditions of employment. It also governs options …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy

Labor Department to target firms that cheat workers on wages

Recently, the Labor Department announced that they would be getting more aggressive on businesses that improperly pay workers.  In an effort to ensure employees receive all monies due to them, the Labor Department has signed agreements with several states and the Internal Revenue Service to share information unilaterally regarding businesses that improperly classify their employees as independent contractors when they …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy