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They're just knowledgeable about the staffing industry as a whole, so they provide not just payrolling services, but they also provide a variety of resources to their customers.
- Tom Erb, President, Tallan Resources & Former President of OSSA

 

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

Menomonee Falls, WI, June 2, 2017 — TRICOM, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, was honored to receive the Eagle Award from the American Legion Post 416 in Greenfield, WI. American Legion Commander Tim Baranzyk presented TRICOM with the Eagle Award at a ceremony at the TRICOM offices on Friday, June 2nd.

Did you know that over 1 in 4 companies face a chance of having a material data breach in the next two years? Ponemon Institute confirmed this in their study sponsored by IBM. Did you also know that 47% of firms learn about of a breach to their personal information (PI) from a notification by an external party?

We often get asked for recommendations for other staffing industry service providers, as we have met many others throughout our decades in the industry. We’re careful to only recommend companies who share TRICOM’s same business values: integrity, a focus on clients and their best interests, and a superior product or service offering.

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Legislative Updates

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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Worchester Business Journal Online (07/12/16)

The assessment rate Massachusetts employers pay to the state on workers' compensation insurance policies has dropped from 5.75 percent to 5.6 percent.

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Lexology (07/1/16)

The U.S. Department of Justice recently unveiled a rule that will increase possible penalties for unfair employment practices tied to immigration and employing undocumented individuals.

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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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