FICA Payroll Tax Cut Extended to End of 2012.

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that was recently passed, extends the 2% Social Security tax cut through the entire 2012 calendar year. The social security tax rate for employees will continue at the reduced 4.2% rate with employer contributions remaining at the standard 6.2%. This reduced rate was temporarily in effect for the 2011 …

What are the requirements after you have terminated or discharged an employee?

So you have decided to terminate an employee.  What is next?  In the state of Colorado once you have made that decision, you as a client of StaffScapes, since the accounting unit is offsite are required to have that employee’s check cut/processed within 24 hours of the termination unless it takes place on a Friday then you have until the …

Secretary of State eliminates mailing paper notices

The Secretary of State for Colorado has announced that they have discontinued mailing paper notices to business owners for required renewals.  These annual renewals are for business entities, trade names and trademarks associated with your business.  Renewal notices are still available via email notification.  To continue to receive reminders for your business, the Secretary of State requires registration at their …

The 4 P’s of Growth & Prosperity – People

Note:  Recently, StaffScapes had the pleasure of presenting at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. During this speech, we focused on points to help the small business owner grow and prosper in 2012.  We have taken this speech and created a series of blogs we will post based on each of the 4 P’s we feel are critical to your …

Sexual Harassment EEOC update

11,364.  That’s the number of new charges that were filed regarding Sexual Harassment with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) in 2011.  Of the 11,364 cases, 16.3% were filed by males. In 2011,the EEOC paid out $52.3 million is monetary benefits to claimants, and this number does not include awards provided through litigation.    During the past year, the EEOC resolved …

Required posters. Do you know what you need?

Many businesses today do not know what is required of them and many do not know the degree of fines that could be leveled upon them if they are not compliant.  Did you know that posters must be visible in a common area where employees will visit frequently? For example, the break room or by the time clock. If your …

StaffScapes is hiring!

Are you organized, able to multitask, excellent dealing with people and have benefits experience?  Do you know what ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, Medicare, FSA, FMLA and 401k stand for and the laws that surround each?  If so, send us your cover letter and resume for consideration as we are currently hiring a full-time Benefits Specialist for our Westminster office.  StaffScapes is …

OSHA Form 300A

Attention StaffScapes Clients, OSHA Form 300A have been sent to all clients that had employees with StaffScapes during 2011.  This summary page needs to be posted from February 1st to April 30th, 2012 at each worksite. The OSHA 300A is a log that provides a summary work-related injuries and illnesses that includes the number of injuries, days away from work, and …