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

Bills for Colorado Employers to Watch this Legislative Session

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on February 12th, 2019

J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Pennebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full-service business law firm. In this 2019 Legislative Session, Colorado legislators have introduced bills that would protect applicants’ and employees’ rights relating to equal pay…

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Minimum Wages on the Rise – January 2019 Update

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on January 8th, 2019

Colorado’s Minimum Wage – $11.10/hour Effective January 1, 2019, Colorado’s minimum wage has increased to $11.10/hour, a $.90/hour increase from $10.20 in 2018. Since the 2016 passage of Colorado $12 Minimum Wage Amendment (also known as Amendment 70), Colorado’s minimum wage has increased by 90 cents each year and will continue to do so until…

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Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on December 4th, 2018

J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Penebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full-service business law firm. Under federal law, employers must prevent and correct instances of harassment in the workplace. Employers need to actively work at preventing…

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Voting Leave (Colorado Law) and Politics in the Workplace

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on October 30th, 2018

Fortunately, there are many options available today on how and when to vote (mail-in ballot is my personal favorite). But, as we all know, some people just like to head to the voting centers on Election Day and then proudly display their “I VOTED” sticker on their lapel. Employers can encourage – but not require…

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Consumer Data Privacy – Amendment to Colorado’s Law, Effective September 1, 2018

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on September 19th, 2018

J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq., corporate attorney with Messner Reeves LLP.  Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full-service business law firm. Colorado recently amended its consumer data privacy law. Effective September 1, 2018, all businesses that collect personal identifying information of consumers in Colorado must implement…

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Job Postings & Descriptions – Are Yours ADEA Compliant?

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 17th, 2018

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 The ADEA, passed in 1967, prohibits discrimination in employment against individuals age 40 years and older. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives over 20,000 age discrimination charges per year, which accounts for more than 20 percent of all discrimination charges.  Although not as much in…

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What Is Your Company’s Minimum Wage?

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on June 21st, 2018

State & Locale Minimum Wages on the Rise News articles and reports of minimum wage increases are a frequent occurrence today. Some of the most notable are Seattle, with a current minimum wage of $15.00 per hour, and San Francisco’s will increase to the same effective July 1, 2018. Here in Colorado, with the 2016…

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Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 23rd, 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees As Denver Recruiters, J. Kent Staffing has a strong niche of placing new grads into professional jobs. Good timing is certainly on their side with the favorable hiring climate and unemployment numbers at record lows, making it difficult for companies…

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Don’t Forget About the “I” in D&I

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 19th, 2018

D&I = Diversity & Inclusion Most companies today understand both the benefits and importance of recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce that includes a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, social classes, physical abilities, and political and world views. But, once you have the diversity piece down, it’s critical for management to ensure the right culture…

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Test Your Knowledge – 10 Interesting Denver Facts!

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 22nd, 2018

2nd Edition – Denver Fun Facts Quiz As a woman-owned Denver staffing agency since 1979, J. Kent Staffing loves the rich history of Denver and the new milestones that are continually shaping our great town. Settlers were attracted here because of the discovery of gold, but Denver continues to lure present-day settlers with the closeby…

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