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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

 
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. 
 

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Legislative Updates

"...Arizona Revised Statutes § 23-730.01 imposes a Special Assessment (SA) on taxable wages paid in 2011 and 2012. This is necessary to meet federally imposed unemployment trust fund obligations. The Department of Economic Security (DES) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Section is responsible for collecting the SA along with employers' regular quarterly UI taxes (reported on Line 7, Part C of the Unemployment Tax and Wage Report, form UC-018)..."

Because the transaction was completed before year end 2011, the State and its business community will experience significant interest savings, FUTA tax credits will be restored, future tax penalties will be avoided and the solvency tax on Michigan employers will be eliminated.

Read the full release: http://www.michigan.gov/treasury/0,4679,7-121-1755_1963-268192--,00.html

"...What is in effect as of this week, a requirement for businesses to use E-Verify, an online program that allows employers to input information from required I-9 hiring forms and find out a new employee's legal work status..."

Read full article:  http://bit.ly/vue6kB

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