Brokering Equality

By Jennifer Peters 33.8%. This is the pay gap between male and female commercial real estate brokers according to a 2015 CREW Network Benchmark Study. That means, in dollars, a female broker earns $67,500 less per year than her male counterparts. The pay gap widens at the C-suite level, where the percentage of women has fallen from 10%-15% over the last 10 years. These disparities exist across industries. 32% of trial lawyers are women, and just 24% of those women serve as lead counsel according to a 2015 American Bar Association study.… Continue Reading...

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Advantages of ‘Pay-as-You-Go’ Workers’ Comp

By Zane Glover Is there a solution to the high startup fees and yearly audit surprises of traditional workers comp? We had a new payroll client come to us recently dreading their upcoming workers comp audit and fee adjustment, we hear these complaints quite often. Fortunately there is a solution to these annoying yearly audits that result in high catch up premiums: Pay-As-You-Go Workers Compensation. With pay-as-you-go one does not have to make a large, down payment up front. The business owner can purchase a policy with little money down, and then pay the premium in smaller amounts over the course of the year.… Continue Reading...

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Don’t fall behind on Benefits Administration

By Justin Dignam Benefits Administration, if managed poorly with disparate systems can lead to errors, penalties, and overpayments. By housing your Benefits Administration data in the same database as your HR and Payroll system, you allow your employees via an Employee Self Service portal to complete open enrollment paperless online, as well as make any life event changes. Any additions, changes, or terminations from specific plans are automatically passed to your carriers via a feature called Carrier Connectivity. Since the Benefit plan data is resident in one database, employee deductions are managed by the system, and not hand keyed by the payroll department.… Continue Reading...

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By Jensen Werley Partipants in BizWest’s CEO Roundtable for the Craft Beer industry. From left: George Berg, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti; Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co.; Jim Fipp, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti; John DaVore, EHS&H; Davin Helden, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.; Matt Cutter, Upslope Brewing Co.; Ryan Wibby, Wibby Brewing; Mike Madden, EHS&H. The post rt_bouldercraftbeer appeared first on BizWest. Source:: BizWest… Continue Reading...

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Petroleum industry challenges Thornton rules

By BizWest Staff THORNTON — The city of Thornton has been sued because of new oil and gas rules authorized by the city council in August. The Colorado Oil & Gas Association and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission jointly sued the city Tuesday to challenge the rules, according to a report in the Denver Business Journal. The two groups and an assistant attorney general had warned Thornton that the rules interfere with the state’s authority to regulate the oil and gas industry. The suit re-starts the legal battle in Colorado over which level of government has authority to regulate oil and gas.… Continue Reading...

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ManServants taps into concept of ‘emotional labor’

By BizWest Staff DENVER — A company that provides men to work for women as personal assistants, stand-in boyfriends and butlers has gained traction in Denver. Dala Khajah and Josephine Wai Lin co-founded ManServants to give women a fantasy on their own terms, according to a report in the Denver Post. They found that women didn’t really want male strippers at their parties or workplaces, but men trained to give them what they want — nonsexually, of course. ManServants was created three years ago, and in the past year has doubled sales, according to the Post report.… Continue Reading...

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