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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

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.

This month a new President with the support of both a Republican-controlled House and Senate takes control. When President Trump took the oath of office, on the heels of that oath will come a host of significant changes that will impact the economic and business landscape of the country.  

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Legislative Updates

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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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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