The ROI of Using a PEO

Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer McBassi & Company September 2019 Introduction  The areas where PEOs can deliver significant value to their clients can be divided into three broad categories:  Improving clients’ ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees; Enabling clients to focus on their core businesses while PEOs handle all HR matters; and  Lowering HR-related expenditures The first two categories …

Department of Labor Finalizes New Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019 the United States Department of Labor issued a final overtime rule regarding salaried employees. This rule has been anticipated and is considered long overdue since the last increase took place more than 15 years ago. The Obama administration attempted to nearly double the salary threshold in 2016 before a federal judge ruled that the increase was …

The Know How for Veterans Who Are Injured

We appreciate the time and sacrifices made by our veterans. We want them treated the best just as any other employee would be; however, there are potential pitfalls when seeking work-related injury treatment that is not a commonly known issue. Recently, StaffScapes has seen an increase in veterans seeking treatment for work-related injuries from the VA, rather than informing their …

Holiday Party Planning, How Early is Too Early?

Holiday parties are an excellent way to show appreciation for your employees and it’s not uncommon for companies host them toward the end of the year. But how soon is too soon to start planning a holiday party? That depends on what you would like to do. Are you planning dinner or a catered event? Surprisingly, these types of events …

Law Update: Ban the Box Colorado

2019 was an active year for Colorado legislature. With the Democrats winning both the state House and Senate, as well as the Governorship, it seemed as though any and every bill would easily get passed. Many did, but there is one in particular that you need to be aware of as it may affect you. Ban the Box. You may …