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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

With tax season and April 15 upon us, the national deadline to file your taxes, scams involving the IRS will be on the rise. In fact, the IRS recorded a 60 percent increase in bogus email schemes that seek to steal money or tax data. Plus, more than 2,000 tax-related scam incidents were reported to the IRS from January through October 2018, compared to only 1,200 reported in 2017.

At the 2019 SIA Executive Forum, best-selling author and top business thinker Daniel Pink offered his insight on sales in his presentation To Sell is Human: The New ABCs of Moving Others. The ABCs of selling used to be “Always Be Closing,” but Pink explains that to be successful with today’s buyers, those ABCs are no longer persuasive.

One of the outcomes of the Trump administration has been active deregulation at the Federal level. This trend, coupled with a split Congress, means that we are unlikely to see sweeping new legislation impacting employment in the next two years.

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Health Updates

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 and 6056. Under these new reporting rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they do or do not offer to their employees.  

 
The United States Department of Labor just released new FAQs on the upcoming deadline for sending notice of coverage options.  A notice to employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace must be sent by October 1st of this year.  For more on formation on this, including whether fees apply and templates for writing your notice, please visit their website here: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-noticeofcoverageoptions.html
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