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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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At the end of April, staffing company Golden Employment Group was ordered to pay $209,000 in civil penalties for 465 Form I-9 violations. Golden Employment receives between 2,000 and 3,000 applications a year, and has over 20,000 people in their database. They began using E-verify in 2008 to verify employees’ employment eligibility with the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

The Ban the Box movement has been around for over a decade, but has started to gain real momentum in terms of legal practices throughout the US in the last couple of years.

Last month we brought you a host of legislative updates that are both pending (changes to the FLSA Exemption Rules) and confirmed (WOTC extension to 2019). We weren’t able to cover all the changes in just one newsletter, so this month we’re bringing you even more updates.  

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Legislative Updates

The minimum wage will rise to $8.50 an hour in South Dakota starting January first. The South Dakota State Federation of Labor was among the groups that helped get the issue onto the ballot this fall. President Mark Anderson says they see the wage hike as grass-roots, economic development.

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The Montana State Fund's board on Friday approved its largest dividend ever for most of its 27,000 business customers in the state.

The dividend equates to an average 16 percent reduction of workers' compensation insurance premiums paid by businesses in 2012, fund officials said.

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Unemployment tax rates for most Oregon employers will decline Jan. 1, the Oregon Employment Department said Friday.

Employers that pay into the system will move from Schedule 6 to Schedule 5, saving the average Oregon employer about $63 per employee annually, the agency said.


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