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

As we move into 2013, one thing we know for certain is that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will continue their investigation on misclassification of independent contracts. The DOL is working with the IRS as well as other federal and state agencies to share information and jointly investigate claims of worker misclassification.
Have you taken the time to analyze what the stakes are in making the decision to have independent contractors?

When it comes to getting valuable, relevant and timely information on the staffing industry, there are a host of good resources you can use. In fact, that's part of the challenge — knowing where to go to get the most information about the myriad of industry topics that can impact your business. 


Legislative Updates

The Florida minimum wage will to increase by 12 cents to $7.79 per hour effective January 1, 2013. For tipped employees, the minimum wage will increase to $4.77 per hour on January 1, in addition to tips.

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On June 14, 2011, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2164, The Legal Workforce Act,
which would create a new employment verification system, the Employment Eligibility
Verification System (EEVS), mandating compliance for nationwide within 2 years.