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They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative

 

We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

HELENA — The Montana State Fund board of directors has reduced workers’ compensation rates by 5 percent, state officials said Wednesday, adding it was the 11th year in row that rates have remained the same or decreased.

The rate filing must still be approved by the state Insurance Commissioner to ensure it is not excessive, inadequate or discriminatory, officials said. The board made the decision Friday.

Near the end of 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) launched a new webpage regarding independent contractor misclassification. While many of the resources on the site are ones you may have seen before, what makes this updated site useful is that it houses information from various state and federal agencies all in one location.

Recently, Coach Slow (Bob Slowik, a leadership coach and former NFL Defensive Coordinator) sat down with TRICOM’s President and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei to discuss TRICOM’s legacy of community service.

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Legislative Updates

The National Law Review (9/5/2017)

Absent congressional action, the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the DACA program will end the work authorization of DACA beneficiaries.

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The National Law Review (8/21/2017)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued yet another update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version becomes mandatory for use with new hires and reverifications as of September 18, 2017. This is the thirteenth revision of Form I-9 in the thirty years since the form was first required. The good news for employers is that the 2017 changes are more modest than other recent revisions.

Litter (11/23/16)

On November 22, 2016, at the request of 22 states and 55 business groups that brought suit as plaintiffs,1 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's new rule re-defining which employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).2

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