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Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

It’s the scenario no boss wants to deal with: A manager at the annual office holiday party has a little too much to drink. He hits on every woman in the room — and even grabs a client invited to the party and kisses her. In the cold light of the morning after, bosses are… Continue Reading Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

Employers in Colorado Springs anticipate giving workers a 2.1 percent salary increase next year, according to an annual survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. That’s lower than the state average of 2.5 percent, but projected increases are higher than those predicted for 2010 and 2011. Nearly 500 employers participated in the survey and represented… Continue Reading Springs employers anticipate salary increases in 2013

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MSEC sponsors health insurance forum

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Health insurance exchanges, employer-based insurance and wellness plans are just a few of the topics at the Mountain States Employers Council meeting July 19. The group normally holds members-only meetings, but has opened this one to all businesses in Colorado Springs. Slated from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the event costs… Continue Reading MSEC sponsors health insurance forum

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Health insurance costs increased 10 percent in the last year, which makes this the third year of double-digit increases, according to the Mountain States Employers Council. While Colorado Springs saw an average price increase of 10 percent, Northern Colorado’s employers saw increases of 12 percent, up from 10 percent in 2010. The average increase for… Continue Reading Mountains States tallies Springs’ health insurance costs

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Employers, beware workplace relationships

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Bosses should be aware that love – and workplace relationships – are probably in the air. A survey by the Mountain States Employers Council found that 77 percent of its members met their spouses at work. The reason behind that statistic might be the increased amount of time Americans spend at work. “With employees spending… Continue Reading Employers, beware workplace relationships

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Springs salaries expected to rise

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Colorado Springs employers appear to lead the Mountain Region when it comes to salary increases. According to the Mountain States Employers Council’s latest pay increase survey, Colorado Springs and Boulder/Longmont led were expected to see the biggest average pay increases in the three-state region, at 2.4 percent and 2.2 percent respectively for 2011. In survey… Continue Reading Springs salaries expected to rise

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Senate sponsors small business training

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Small business owners throughout Colorado will have access to both human resource professionals and employment attorneys at the first small business training seminar in Denver on Dec. 14. Sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell, a Democrat from Littleton, the seminar covers human resource and labor practices, said Senate spokesman Jack Wylie. “So often, they don’t stay… Continue Reading Senate sponsors small business training

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