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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

The third major pandemic relief bill was signed into law on March 11, 2021. This new legislation aims to help individuals, businesses and organizations. This is a $1.9 trillion package, which brings the overall combined three relief packages to over $5 trillion.

If the pandemic wasn’t enough for employers and U.S. citizens, adding fuel to the fire is the sharp rise in unemployment fraud. States are losing billions of dollars, and thousands of identities are being stolen across the country (including mine, which I share more details about). The U.S. Department of Labor estimates states paid as much as $36 billion in improper benefits.

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a year-end bill to fund the government through September 30, 2021 and provide economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump signed the bill into law on Sunday, December 27. The package includes $900 billion for COVID-19 relief. In addition to direct payments to a segment of the U.S.

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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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