With the new minimum wage taking effect this month, many small businesses are wondering how they will absorb this increased cost. Here are four steps you can take to offset the change in payroll.

For many startup companies, doing things unconventionally often leads to great successes. However, not following the rules of compliance can be costly, racking up serious expenses for startups. We’ve compiled four of the biggest HR and Payroll mistakes frequently made by startups to help other new businesses from making the same mistakes.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:46

How PEOs Create Value for Small Businesses

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A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is the key to many small businesses’ successes. Managing operations such as payroll, worker’s compensation, HR administration, and retirement benefits, PEOs give smaller business owners more time to focus on vital company goals while benefiting from high growth rates and better employee retention. Here are some additional ways PEOs help create value for small businesses.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:53

What We Wish Our PEO Clients Knew

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We’ve been in the PEO business for twenty years. In that time, we’ve learned quite a bit about adding value to our clients’ businesses. Even though we’ve developed a top PEO service, there are still things our clients don’t know about us. We asked our staff--the folks who are on the front lines working closely with our customers every day--to tell us what they wish our customers knew.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:43

Ready, set, STOP…FLSA blocked by federal court

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On Tuesday, November 22, 216, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction against the FLSA overtime rule. This preliminary injunction will prevent the FLSA rule from going into effect on December 1st which may give many employers a sigh of relief!  Many professionals in the employment arena did not think that this would happen which makes this an “exciting” turn of events.

What does that mean for you as a business owner?

The Department of Labor has already gone on record to disagree with the decision as well as say they are considering their legal options.  Only time will tell what the official outcome will be.

If you have already made changes to employees, StaffScapes, as well as the Society of Human Resources, recommends keeping the changes in place until we know more information.  If employers were waiting, they can continue their current pay structure and wait for this to unfold.

If you would like to review your current circumstances, please contact StaffScapes next week and we would be happy to review this with you. 

Here is a link to the Society of Human Resources article for more information (



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