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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

At the end of April, staffing company Golden Employment Group was ordered to pay $209,000 in civil penalties for 465 Form I-9 violations. Golden Employment receives between 2,000 and 3,000 applications a year, and has over 20,000 people in their database. They began using E-verify in 2008 to verify employees’ employment eligibility with the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

The Ban the Box movement has been around for over a decade, but has started to gain real momentum in terms of legal practices throughout the US in the last couple of years.

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Legislative Updates

ABC News (04/01/16)

California and New York are poised to become the highest-paid minimum-wage states in the nation after their governors each reached deals with lawmakers to raise the lowest amount a worker can be paid to a record-shattering $15 an hour.

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Connecticut Department of Labor (03/31/16)

The Connecticut Department of Labor today announced that employers throughout Connecticut will pay a lower federal tax, with no special assessment required, this calendar year. The lower rates are the result of the state’s repaying the federal loan that was needed to continue paying Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits during the last recession.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (03/28/16)

I-9 Form Set to Expire - US Citizenship and Immigration Services seeks comments on proposed changes to Form I-9. USCIS published a 30 day notice inviting public comment on proposed changes to FORM I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The comment period expiration date is April 27, 2016.

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