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- 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

Cybercriminals often rely on chance. That’s why they tend to roll the dice with large organizations. While it’s important to have preventative measures in place to protect your company’s data and devices, it’s perhaps more important to recognize if a hacking attempt has slipped through the cracks.

By Shoaib Yunus

While you’ve seen most organizations relying on a marketing and sales team to bring home the revenue, the success of these functions depends on how you train them.
Building a successful sales team requires attention to certain key details. And here are some factors I believe are critical in building and training a great sales team to expect the desired results.

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Legislative Updates

Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC

The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the FMLA forms which expired on May 31, 2018. The DOL is required to submit its FMLA forms every three years to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The forms were last approved in 2015.

Click here or more information and to download the new forms.

Becker LLC

Through the budget, on April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law amendments to the Labor Law, requiring employers in the State of New York (employers who have employees within the State of New York) to have a sexual harassment policy, a sexual harassment complaint form, and to provide sexual harassment training on at least an annual basis.  In this regard, on August 23, 2018, New York released its draft of the minimum standards for sexual harassment policies and training.

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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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