W-2 Houskeeping

2015 is upon us and it is that time of year that StaffScapes will be sending out W-2s to employees.  Did you work for StaffScapes Inc. or a client of StaffScapes, Inc. in 2014?  If so you will have a W-2 coming to you by the end of January 2015.  Please make sure that you call us at 303-466-7864 to …

Written By: Shannon Briggs

Tis the Season…

Holiday season is upon us, decorations are up, and holiday goodies are being shared in the office. This time of year can be exciting but it can also be overwhelming with all the holiday shopping, office parties, stresses at work and the hustle and bustle of the season.  StaffScapes wants to ensure you and your employees bring in the New …

Written By: Andrea Westhead

StaffScapes Thanks Page

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Written By: Super User

2015’s 401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,000

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that contribution limits for 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts will increase due to cost-of-living adjustments.  The maximum amount of contributions an employee can make to their 401(k) plan is determined each year by the IRS.  “Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2015 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met …

Written By: Stephanie McCullough

FLSA Cases Hit Record High in 2014

Lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hit another record high in 2014, according to information from Seyfarth Shaw law firm. The number of federal wage-and-hour lawsuits for the period of April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014 (the Federal Judicial Center’s reporting year) increased to 8,126. This is an increase of almost 5% from 2013 and a …

Written By: Jake Stratton

New California Paid Sick Leave Statue to Go Into Effect in 2015

California employers will have to provide paid sick leave to employees under a new statute signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.  The bill, California Assembly Bill (AB) 1522 “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” will go into effect July 1, 2015. California is the 2nd state in the nation, following Connecticut in implementing state-wide paid sick leave benefits for employees. …

Written By: Stephanie McCullough

Colorado Affirmation Form Update

According the Colorado Division of Labor there is an updated Colorado Affirmation form to help ensure employees are legally eligible to work for both public and private businesses. You will need to update your pre-employment packet to include an updated form for Colorado Affirmation. This form is to fulfill the Employment Verification Law requirements in addition to the I-9. The …

Written By: Andrea Westhead

Estimated Increase to the Colorado State Minimum Wage for 2015

The Consumer Price Index for Denver Boulder Greeley has increased by 2.9%, which means a new minimum wage rate for 2015. The minimum wage rule enacted in 2006 to the Colorado Constitution requires the state’s minimum wage rate to be adjusted each year for inflation. The inflation adjustment is based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for All Urban …

Written By: Jake Stratton

To pay or not to pay? Internships are still being misunderstood by businesses.

The Department of Labor has set forth six guidelines to determine if an internship at a for-profit organization can be paid or unpaid. All six guidelines must be met in order for an internship to qualify as being unpaid.  The six guidelines from the Department of Labor are:  1.       The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities …

Written By: Andrea Westhead

STDI: Separating the Myths from the Facts

Of the many benefits offered by StaffScapes, one happens to be one of the most underutilized and most important. Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) is often overlooked by employees when enrolling for their benefits. The reasons for this are varied, but a quick look at the numbers may convince you that you may be putting your future and financial well-being in …

Written By: Christian Sterling