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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

Recently, Coach Slow (Bob Slowik, a leadership coach and former NFL Defensive Coordinator) sat down with TRICOM’s President and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei to discuss TRICOM’s legacy of community service.

This month a new President with the support of both a Republican-controlled House and Senate takes control. When President Trump took the oath of office, on the heels of that oath will come a host of significant changes that will impact the economic and business landscape of the country.  

As 2016 quickly winds down and 2017 is merely weeks away, important tax and wage changes are on the horizon.

We’ve put together a list of the top changes that you’ll need to prepare your staffing / consulting business for 2017. From minimum wage increases, to states with changing tax tables, to Earned Income tax credit notice requirements, we’ve collected the information you need to face the tax changes coming in 2017 with confidence.

Earned Income Tax Credit Notice Information

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Legislative Updates

The National Law Review (8/21/2017)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued yet another update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version becomes mandatory for use with new hires and reverifications as of September 18, 2017. This is the thirteenth revision of Form I-9 in the thirty years since the form was first required. The good news for employers is that the 2017 changes are more modest than other recent revisions.

Litter (11/23/16)

On November 22, 2016, at the request of 22 states and 55 business groups that brought suit as plaintiffs,1 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's new rule re-defining which employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).2

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Worchester Business Journal Online (07/12/16)

The assessment rate Massachusetts employers pay to the state on workers' compensation insurance policies has dropped from 5.75 percent to 5.6 percent.

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