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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

We attend a dozen or more conferences throughout the year, and while we find all of them to be interesting and informative, every once in a while a speaker comes along who really strikes a chord with us. Fabian Geyrhalter, author of the book Bigger Than This: How to turn any venture into an admired brand, was one such speaker.

Form W-4 for federal income tax withholding was significantly revised for 2020 in response to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The changes to the form are meant to determine more accurate withholdings based on a fuller picture of the employee’s total income.

By: Bob Thompson, Vice President, World Wide Specialty Programs

Thanks to a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling, businesses everywhere – particularly staffing firms – have been put on notice.

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Legislative Updates

Health Updates

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 and 6056. Under these new reporting rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they do or do not offer to their employees.  

 
The United States Department of Labor just released new FAQs on the upcoming deadline for sending notice of coverage options.  A notice to employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace must be sent by October 1st of this year.  For more on formation on this, including whether fees apply and templates for writing your notice, please visit their website here: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-noticeofcoverageoptions.html
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