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

Classifying your employees as “exempt” or “non-exempt” seems like it should be a fairly straightforward process. But proposed changes likely to be implemented in 2016 could leave employers scrambling to ensure they’re on the right side of the regulations.

Since 1940, FLSA exemption rules were based on three exemption tests:

As 2015 quickly winds down and the New Year approaches, important legislative and tax changes are also on the horizon.

We’ve put together a list of the top changes that you’ll need to be prepare your staffing / consulting business for in 2016. From minimum wage increases to states with changing tax tables, to Earned Income tax credit notice requirements, we’ve collected the information you need to face the tax and legal changes coming in 2016 with confidence.

We’ve compiled the top legislative and tax changes that will impact staffing companies in 2016, including:

Ready or not, the holiday season has officially begun. As holiday décor fills retailers’ shelves and talks of Black Friday sales begin to circulate, more and more businesses are looking to add staff to help with the holiday rush.

It also means an increase in opportunity for staffing companies to help meet those demands.


Legislative Updates

Chicago Business Journal (07/01/15)

Chicago's minimum wage has increased from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour. The minimum wage will increase to $10.50 an hour in 2016, $11 in 2017, $12 in 2018, and $13 in 2019.

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On June 30th the Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would change the "white collar" overtime exemptions. This change could impact nearly 5 million white collar workers within the first year of its implementation.

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The minimum wage will rise to $8.50 an hour in South Dakota starting January first. The South Dakota State Federation of Labor was among the groups that helped get the issue onto the ballot this fall. President Mark Anderson says they see the wage hike as grass-roots, economic development.

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