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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, states have been entering into joint efforts with the US Department of Labor to identify employees who are misclassified as independent contractors. This has been a hotbed issue for the past few years, however, with the assistance of the U.S. DOL, this issue will only become more prevalent, allowing for more investigations and more companies, in all industries, to be audited.   

Cybercriminals often rely on chance. That’s why they tend to roll the dice with large organizations. While it’s important to have preventative measures in place to protect your company’s data and devices, it’s perhaps more important to recognize if a hacking attempt has slipped through the cracks.

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Legislative Updates

California Department of Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today adopted and issued a revised advisory pure premium rate, lowering the benchmark to $1.63 per $100 of payroll for workers' compensation insurance.effective January 1, 2019.

Department of Commerce and Insurance

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak today announced that Tennessee workers’ compensation insurance premiums will decrease for the sixth consecutive year to a record low, continuing the trend of substantial savings created for Tennessee employers and workers.

The Orlando Sentinel

The state Office of Insurance Regulation announces late Friday that is has decided to approve an overall 13.8 percent decrease in workers' compensation insurances rates for 2019.

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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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