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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

These days, employees must occasionally work on the road. This means they're taking important data out of the confines of their company's private network and exposing it to threats.

By Brad Bialy, Haley Marketing Group

With Facebook reporting 2.2 billion monthly users in Q4 of 2017, gone are the days when staffing firms could disregard Facebook as a viable recruiting tool.

But, with great opportunity comes great challenge.

Taking clients or prospects out for a meal or an event has been a long-standing business practice. It's a great way to get to know both them and their businesses better, while developing lasting relationships. Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act implemented at the start of this year, the tax implications for these activities have changed.

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Legislative Updates

The News-Herald

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2019, to $8.55 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.30 per hour for tipped employees, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Commerce.

Click here for more information.

Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC

The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the FMLA forms which expired on May 31, 2018. The DOL is required to submit its FMLA forms every three years to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The forms were last approved in 2015.

Click here or more information and to download the new forms.

Becker LLC

Through the budget, on April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law amendments to the Labor Law, requiring employers in the State of New York (employers who have employees within the State of New York) to have a sexual harassment policy, a sexual harassment complaint form, and to provide sexual harassment training on at least an annual basis.  In this regard, on August 23, 2018, New York released its draft of the minimum standards for sexual harassment policies and training.

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