US DOL Again Awarding Grants to States to Reduce Worker Misclassification.

  The Department of Labor has for the second year in a row awarded grants to states to attack worker misclassification. This year, ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00) has been awarded to 23 states. The Department states that these grants are to be used to “increase the ability of state unemployment insurance tax programs to identify instances where employers improperly classify …

Five Steps To Retaining Millennial Employees

According to the June US Census report, Millennials, (people born between 1982 and 2000) now claim one quarter of the nation’s population. As these 15 to 33 year olds come into their earning years, employers are learning just how different they are from the generations that came before them. The same old workplace culture doesn’t entice them, and retaining them …

DOL Salary Exempt Status Changes

Have you seen the recent proposal from the Department of Labor to change the regulations on salaried exempt employees? What would this change mean for you as an employer? This would have a large impact on the way that you determine which employees are salaried or hourly. Your employee’s exempt and non-exempt classification would potentially change which could create an …

More Action on Employee Misclassification

It’s not just the overtime changes that the DOL is looking at this summer.  As many of you may know, the big talk in HR circles is about the changes that the DOL have proposed to the minimum compensation requirements of the white-collar exempt statuses. Well the DOL is not only actively working on this change; they have also thrown …

MassMutual RetireSmart Mobile App

MassMutual is dedicated to continuous innovation, with the goal of helping participants retire on their own terms. We’ve been working on some exciting new enhancements for them here at MassMutual, including the launch of MassMutual’s RetireSmart mobile app. The free app is available for Android and Apple devices, and can be found by searching “RetireSmart” or “MassMutual” in the app store. …

W-2’s have been sent…

 W-2s have been sent, where’s yours?  StaffScapes has sent out all W-2’s, have you received yours in the mail? Former employees, who still have not received a W2 from StaffScapes, may need to review their address information to make sure it is current.  Please contact a StaffScapes representative to update or verify your address information.  If your W-2 has been …

Discipline Practices

Business owners want their companies to be as successful as possible. Businesses should be highly functioning, efficient, and run like a well-oiled machine. Employees contribute to the efficiency and success of the business process; however, if they have short comings in their position, it can greatly impact your business. Disciplining these employees might help refocus them and return your business …