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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

Sales are the lifeblood of any staffing company — which is why many staffing companies are looking for ways to take their sales team to the next level. In response to this renewed focus, TRICOM is pleased to partner with staffing sales expert Tom Erb, President of Tallann Resources, to offer a staffing industry specific TUTOR Two-Day Sales Training Class exclusively for TRICOM clients.

The US requires that companies only hire employees who are eligible to legally work in the United States — either US citizens or foreign citizens with the appropriate authorization. Form I-9 is the Employment Eligibility Verification Form used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of anyone hired in the US.

Did you know that coffee beans aren’t beans but are actually seeds? Or that peanuts aren’t actually nuts but are legumes, part of the same plant family as beans and peas?

What does this have to do with staffing? A lot, actually.

Click here to read full article, "Top 4 Misconceptions About TRICOM and Asset Based Lending" by By Julie Ann Blazei, President / CEO, TRICOM

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Legislative Updates

Cision PR Newswire (10/26/2017)

Premium renewal rates (the comparison of similar plan rates year over year) for employer sponsored health insurance rose an average of 6.6%—a significant increase from the five-year average increase of 5.6%, according to the 2017 United Benefit Advisors (UBA) Health Plan Survey, released today.

Click here to read more about this.

Insurance Journal (10/26/2017)

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has adopted an advisory pure premium rate that lowers the benchmark to $1.94 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance.

Click here to read more about this.

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (10/18/2017)

Days before the end of the 2017 California legislative session, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into law, which ban asking about criminal convictions and salary history on employment applications starting on January 1, 2018.

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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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