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

Common Mistakes of the I-9

Are you sure that you are completing the I-9 form correctly? There are a few common mistakes made on this required form that could end up being very costly.  Fines on this form start at $110 per error and can climb to tens of thousands of dollars per mistake. There are several common mistakes that employers make during the completion of …

Written By: Shannon Briggs

Happy 40th Anniversary ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) was signed into law on Labor Day, September 2, 1974 by President Gerald Ford.  This federal law provides protection to participating employees in employer sponsored health and retirement plans. Forty years ago many employers offered employees retirement packages and pensions. Where an employee would work for many years at a company, …

Written By: Stephanie McCullough