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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

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.  

As 2016 quickly winds down and 2017 is merely weeks away, important tax and wage changes are on the horizon.

We’ve put together a list of the top changes that you’ll need to prepare your staffing / consulting business for 2017. From minimum wage increases, to states with changing tax tables, to Earned Income tax credit notice requirements, we’ve collected the information you need to face the tax changes coming in 2017 with confidence.

Earned Income Tax Credit Notice Information

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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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