J. Kent's Blog - Articles for Employers and Job Seekers

Mandatory Retirement Program for Colorado Employers

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 15th, 2023

Colorado has implemented a mandatory retirement program, Colorado SecureSavings, for all eligible employers that do not offer a retirement plan to their employees. Companies are eligible to participate in the program if the business: is registered to conduct business in the state of Colorado has at least five W-2 employees who have worked for them…

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Diversity and Inclusion – Four Initiatives You Can Start Right Now

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 14th, 2023

To have a company culture that embraces and supports diversity and inclusion, it needs to start at the top. Most companies aren’t large enough to have a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) who is responsible for architecting a company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. So, regardless of company size, what specific actions can be taken by…

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Creating Job Postings That Attract The Right Candidates

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 12th, 2022

Are you not getting enough quality responses from your job postings? Yes, the candidate market is still at a lull so that could certainly be a factor. And now, with the holidays in full swing, many Job Seekers have taken a break from their job search until the first of the new year. Now is…

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Colorado Expands PHE Leave to Include Absences Relating to RSV, Flu, and Other Respiratory Illnesses

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 12th, 2022

On November 11, 2022, Colorado’s public health emergency for COVID-19 was amended to cover not only COVID-19, but also RSV, influenza, and “other respiratory illnesses”. This means that all Colorado employers must provide up to 80 hours – prorated based on the employees’ scheduled hours – of paid public health emergency (PHE) leave for absences…

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Minimum Wage Updates – Denver Increases to $17.29 Per Hour on Jan. 1, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 6th, 2022

At the end of each year, we share information on what is happening with minimum wages locally, around the country, and also at our company – J. Kent Staffing. Denver and Colorado’s 2023 Minimum Wage – $17.29 and $13.65 Per Hour, Respectively The minimum wage for employees (not including tipped employees) in Denver will be…

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J. Kent Staffing Enjoys Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2022 Gala

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 14th, 2022

Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) held its annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Their annual gala is the largest fundraiser for Down Syndrome in the world, raising $24 million over 13 years for life-changing and life-saving research, medical care, education, and advocacy. As…

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9 Candidate Turnoffs to Avoid in Your Application and Interview Process

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 11th, 2022

Remember how important first impressions are. In the world of employment, the application and interview process are critical first steps that will either impress or turn off job applicants. Many employers used to feel they had the upper hand in hiring and they didn’t need to court employees. That is not the case today. A…

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CDLE Releases Form for Required Notice to Separating Employees About Possible Unemployment Benefits

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 10th, 2022

In July, we wrote a blog regarding the recent passing of Senate Bill 22-234, requiring Colorado employers to provide notice to separating employees regarding unemployment benefits that may be available to them. Specifically, Section 8-74-101(4) of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides that at the time of separation, employers must provide each employee, in hard copy…

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Colorado Employers – Are You Ready for FAMLI Starting Jan. 1, 2023?

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 18th, 2022

In November 2020, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, paving the way for a state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. FAMLI will ensure Colorado workers have access to paid leave during certain life events. It is a social insurance program with both employers and employees contributing to the fund starting Jan. 1, 2023,…

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