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- 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

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.

HELENA — The Montana State Fund board of directors has reduced workers’ compensation rates by 5 percent, state officials said Wednesday, adding it was the 11th year in row that rates have remained the same or decreased.

The rate filing must still be approved by the state Insurance Commissioner to ensure it is not excessive, inadequate or discriminatory, officials said. The board made the decision Friday.

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Legislative Updates

The Washington Times (06/15/16)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - With the first batch of gradual increases to Oregon’s minimum wage launching in two weeks, employers and workers got final word from the state on Wednesday about how payroll checks should be handled from there on.

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State of Vermont (05/03/16)

In order to help people with criminal convictions find employment and build successful lives, Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill to remove questions about criminal records from the very first part of job applications in Vermont. “Banning the box” will give those with criminal records a fair chance at a good job and reduce the risk of recidivism and incarceration. The law follows a 2015 Executive Order signed by Gov. Shumlin to implement a “ban the box” hiring policy for state jobs.

Insurance Journal (05/31/16)

Florida businesses could soon be paying almost 20 percent more for workers’ compensation coverage. In response to a recent decision from the Florida Supreme Court, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a 17.1 percent rate increase with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) for all new, renewal and additional policies in effect on a “pro-rata” basis.

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