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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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Legislative Updates

AP News

Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers.

AM Best

Alaska Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier has approved average workers’ compensation loss cost reductions of 14.8% in the voluntary market and 17.5% in the assigned risk market.

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.

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