Mountain States Employers Council

What Is Mountain States Employers Council? A non-profit membership organization, founded in 1939, designed to partner with employers to maintain effective employer/employee relationships. A "one-stop shopping" resource for members in the areas of human resource management, employment law, surveys and training. A service organization with a staff of over 160, whose mission it is to help build effective, successful employers. A clearinghouse of information and services where members receive consultation, direct assistance and representation in the complex human resource and employment law issues facing their businesses. An organization of more than 3,000 members that includes a wide cross-section of industries and both large and small employers, public and private. A community resource governed by a 30-member board of top business leaders. MSEC is based in Denver, Colorado, with additional offices in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Phoenix, Arizona.

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U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR OVERTIME RULES EXPLAINED

Mountain States Employers Council | October 21, 2016

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A new federal will take effect this December that will require employers to pay overtime to salaried employees. For many blue-collar workers, the question still remains, will this guarantee an immediate increase in salary? The U.S. Department of Labors current overtime rules apply to people who make an annual salary of a little more than $23,000, but that number will change on December 1, 2016 to $47,476.In other words, employees who are making less than $913 per week w...

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PPACG ORDERS INVESTIGATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROB MACDONALD

Mountain States Employers Council | October 26, 2016

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Pico says Mountain States Employers Council, an agency that works under contract on employment law, surveys and training, is handling PPACG's legal work on the EEOC complaint and other "employment issues" that he didn't explain. The city attorney and county attorney handle legal questions regarding open records and open meetings, he says. PPACG removed the report from the website within a day or so, and MacDonald responded two days later to the employees and board, blaming HR d...

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COLORADO EMPLOYERS PLAN PAY RAISES AVERAGING 2.8% NEXT YEAR

Mountain States Employers Council | July 11, 2014

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Colorado employers expect to raise their workers' pay by an average 2.8 percent next year, the same average increase as they projected for 2014.That's according to the latest annual Colorado Compensation Survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. Denver-based MSEC surveyed 444 Colorado employers in various business sectors with a combined 38,884 employees....

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CREATIVITY MOST IN-DEMAND SOFT SKILL FOR 2020, LINKEDIN SAYS

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

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Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...

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U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR OVERTIME RULES EXPLAINED

Mountain States Employers Council | October 21, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A new federal will take effect this December that will require employers to pay overtime to salaried employees. For many blue-collar workers, the question still remains, will this guarantee an immediate increase in salary? The U.S. Department of Labors current overtime rules apply to people who make an annual salary of a little more than $23,000, but that number will change on December 1, 2016 to $47,476.In other words, employees who are making less than $913 per week w...

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PPACG ORDERS INVESTIGATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROB MACDONALD

Mountain States Employers Council | October 26, 2016

Pico says Mountain States Employers Council, an agency that works under contract on employment law, surveys and training, is handling PPACG's legal work on the EEOC complaint and other "employment issues" that he didn't explain. The city attorney and county attorney handle legal questions regarding open records and open meetings, he says. PPACG removed the report from the website within a day or so, and MacDonald responded two days later to the employees and board, blaming HR d...

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COLORADO EMPLOYERS PLAN PAY RAISES AVERAGING 2.8% NEXT YEAR

Mountain States Employers Council | July 11, 2014

Colorado employers expect to raise their workers' pay by an average 2.8 percent next year, the same average increase as they projected for 2014.That's according to the latest annual Colorado Compensation Survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. Denver-based MSEC surveyed 444 Colorado employers in various business sectors with a combined 38,884 employees....

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CREATIVITY MOST IN-DEMAND SOFT SKILL FOR 2020, LINKEDIN SAYS

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...

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