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Corporate Transparency Act – What Every Small Business Needs To Know

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 4th, 2024

Beginning January 1, 2024, under the Colorado Transparency Act (CTA), businesses that meet certain criteria will be required to submit a Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which will include information about the individuals who ultimately own or control the company. Congress enacted the Corporate…

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W-2 or 1099? Independent Contractor Final Rule to Become Effective March 11, 2024

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 3rd, 2024

On Jan. 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released its final rule on worker classification, “Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act”. The final rule, officially published on Jan. 10, will become effective on March 11, 2024 – 60 days after it is published in…

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Employers: Start Preparing for a Possible Significant Increase in Wages to Qualify for Overtime Exemption

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 9th, 2024

Last September’s proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to increase the minimum salary level from $684 per week ($35,568 annual salary, or $17.10 hourly for full-time employees) to $1,059 per week ($55,068 annual salary, or $26.48 hourly). Currently, to qualify for an exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay, employees “generally…

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More on FAMLI – Who Pays the Employee (and How Much) and Any Company-Sponsored Health Insurance Benefits?

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 7th, 2024

Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) is in full swing. Both employers and employees started contributing to the program in 2023, and employees can now apply for and take FAMLI Leave, if eligible. There’s a lot for Colorado employers to know about FAMLI and how it works. In last month’s blog, we touched…

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Colorado’s “Job Application Fairness Act” – Start Preparing for Compliance

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 9th, 2023

Prior to Colorado’s “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” which went into effect in 2021, it was commonplace for job applications and interviewers to ask how much someone earned in their previous jobs. Companies, hiring managers, and recruiters have since made the necessary adjustments to eliminate questions about prior compensation from their applications and interviews.…

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J. Kent Staffing Team Heads to Las Vegas!

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 8th, 2023

A “company retreat”. “Team bonding”. An “early holiday party”. All the above! In early November, we enjoyed a weekend visit to Las Vegas that will be fondly remembered for a long time to come. Gambling, dining, dancing, lounging poolside, and the highlight – attending a Katy Perry concert. What a fun, creative entertainer she is!…

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