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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

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.

Near the end of 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) launched a new webpage regarding independent contractor misclassification. While many of the resources on the site are ones you may have seen before, what makes this updated site useful is that it houses information from various state and federal agencies all in one location.

Recently, Coach Slow (Bob Slowik, a leadership coach and former NFL Defensive Coordinator) sat down with TRICOM’s President and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei to discuss TRICOM’s legacy of community service.

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Legislative Updates

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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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.

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