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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

Classifying your employees as “exempt” or “non-exempt” seems like it should be a fairly straightforward process. But proposed changes likely to be implemented in 2016 could leave employers scrambling to ensure they’re on the right side of the regulations.

Since 1940, FLSA exemption rules were based on three exemption tests:

As 2015 quickly winds down and the New Year approaches, important legislative and tax changes are also on the horizon.

We’ve put together a list of the top changes that you’ll need to be prepare your staffing / consulting business for in 2016. 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 and legal changes coming in 2016 with confidence.

We’ve compiled the top legislative and tax changes that will impact staffing companies in 2016, including:

Ready or not, the holiday season has officially begun. As holiday décor fills retailers’ shelves and talks of Black Friday sales begin to circulate, more and more businesses are looking to add staff to help with the holiday rush.

It also means an increase in opportunity for staffing companies to help meet those demands.


Legislative Updates

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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Rhode Island businesses will save about $95 million over the next two years now that the unemployment insurance trust fund has been restored to solvency, state officials announced Monday.

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The Missouri Department of Labor has announced that the state minimum wage rate for 2015 has been established, according to state law, at $7.65, effective January 1.

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