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How to Grow Your Small Business In A Shrinking Economy

Monday September 22, 2008

Gevity and A & M Hospitality find a winning combination when it comes to growing a small business in a shrinking economy

BRADENTON, Fla.—With the economy on a downturn, businesses both big and small are feeling pressure to control costs, increase revenue and turn over a profit. The hospitality industry is definitely feeling the heat. Skyrocketing food and fuel prices are taking a toll on operating costs. A slowing economy is causing decreased consumer spending when it comes to discretionary activities, such as dining out or booking a long weekend at a hotel.

Employers Rx Founder Bruce Silver is Featured PEO Expert for HR World Webinar

Saturday September 20, 2008

“HRO / PEO expert Bruce Silver is featured speaker on HR World webinar discussing the 7 Ways to Effectively Run a Growing Company in a Slowing Economy.”

Bruce Silver, founder of employee management consulting firm Employers Rx LLC will be the featured guest speaker for a webinar presented by HR on September 25th, 2008. Entitled “7 Ways to Effectively Run a Growing Company in a Slowing Economy” the webinar will focus on ways that small and midsize companies can survive the current economic downturn and prepare for the coming recovery.

This informative webinar will look into specific areas where a Professional Employer Organization or PEO can help business owners and entrepreneurs to reduce costs and maximize their human capital investments.

Gov. Ritter Signs Bill to Regulate Professional Employer Organizations in Colorado

Saturday September 13, 2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—PEO industry welcomes stringent financial standards for unemployment insurance reporting and shielding of small business against unnecessary workers’ compensation litigation.

Colorado State Rep. Christine Scanlan (D-Summit County) carried a small but important bill, SB 114, better known as the 2008 Professional Employer Organizations Modernization Act, through the legislature this year to help small businesses access affordable benefits for their employees and protect them from economic downturns. Introduces PEOdirect

Friday September 12, 2008 has announced the inauguration of a new service to their PEO clients called PEOdirect.  PEO clients of and their 401(k) adopting clients and all of the participants in the Slavic401k retirement plans will have access to te new program called PEO Direct.

PEO Direct is a video messaging servce designed specially for the PEO clients.  The video messages will be two to three minutes in length introducing the value proposition or process at all levels of the plan.

Colorado amends its Employee Leasing Law

Wednesday September 10, 2008

Employee leasing companies. The law now defines the term “co-employer” as an employee leasing company or work-site employer. The term “co-employment relationship” is defined as one intended to be ongoing, rather than temporary or project specific, and where the rights and obligations of the employer have been allocated between the co-employers by an employee leasing contract. In addition, the employee leasing company and work-site employer are entitled to enforce only the employer rights and obligations allocated to them under the contract. The work-site employer also may enforce any right and perform any obligation not specifically allocated to the employee leasing company by the contract. The terms “covered employee” and “work-site employee” mean an individual who is in an employment relationship with an employee leasing company and work-site employer and has received notice of the co-employment.

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