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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.

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In the staffing business, it may seem like you’re required to fill out dozens of forms with each new hire. It can be a lot to keep track of, and it can be a big headache if a form is incomplete or filled out incorrectly. 

One form that has been the source of confusion for some has been the I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The US Federal Government requires the I-9 to be used to verify the identity and employment authorization of every individual you hire to work in the United States. This includes citizens and non-citizens. 

Why it’s important to get involved in the American Staffing Association (ASA) 

 

It’s critical for a staffing company owner to keep up with legislative changes at local, state and federal levels. Changes to the law can have a huge impact on your profitability, and may even change the way you conduct your staffing business. That’s why we post legislative updates to our Tricom website, Facebook page and Twitter feed as soon as we hear about them. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a voice in those legislative decisions before they are voted into law? 

 

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Legislative Updates

 
Effective in January 2012, the combined employee payroll tax rate for New Jersey employees is reduced to .00705 from .00985 in 2011.  This means a savings of $87 per worker.  This equals approximately $190 million in direct tax relief to New Jersey employees.
 

FUTA Credit Reduction Update:

 
 
Because the transaction was completed before year end 2011, the State and its business community will experience significant interest savings, FUTA tax credits will be restored, future tax penalties will be avoided and the solvency tax on Michigan employers will be eliminated.
 
 
"...Arizona Revised Statutes § 23-730.01 imposes a Special Assessment (SA) on taxable wages paid in 2011 and 2012. This is necessary to meet federally imposed unemployment trust fund obligations. The Department of Economic Security (DES) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Section is responsible for collecting the SA along with employers’ regular quarterly UI taxes (reported on Line 7, Part C of the Unemployment Tax and Wage Report, form UC-018)..."
 

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