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“Job Application Fairness Act” Goes into Effect July 1, 2024 – What Does That Mean for Colorado Employers?

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 15th, 2024

Starting July 1, 2024, another new Colorado state law goes into effect – the Job Application Fairness Act, C.R.S. Section 8-2-131. The purpose of this law is to combat age discrimination in hiring. The Act prohibits employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s age, date of birth, and dates of attendance at or date of…

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Writing an Effective Job Description – the First Step to Making a Successful Hire

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 7th, 2024

Job descriptions are an important tool that explains the tasks, duties, functions, and responsibilities of a position, in addition to the requirements (experience, education, skills, physical characteristics) of the role. They are not instruction manuals on how to perform a job. Job descriptions are used for a variety of reasons, including determining salary levels, conducting…

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J. Kent Staffing Connects with Older Adults Looking for Work

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 5th, 2024

On April 30th, we had the pleasure of participating in an “Older Adult Volunteer and Job Fair” at one of Denver’s largest residential communities for adults ages 55+. This was the first event of its kind at this community, and it attracted much more interest than anticipated by the event’s organizer, Cari, the Community Life…

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J. Kent Staffing – Volunteering in our Denver Community!

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 3rd, 2024

J. Kent Staffing is proud to have employees who are active volunteers in the Denver community! In the spirit of last week’s National Volunteer Week, we want to highlight and share some of our staff’s recent volunteer activities. Geena Toscano, Recruiter/Staffing Manager On April 24th, Geena spent the day volunteering at the Denver Zoo, making…

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Get it Right! When is Work-Related Travel Time Compensable for Hourly Paid Employees?

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 12th, 2024

Does your company know all the rules relating to compensating employees for work-related travel time for your hourly paid employees? These also apply to a temporary/contract employee assigned to your company from a staffing agency. Home-to-Work Travel An employee who travels from home before the regular workday and returns to their home at the end…

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Updated CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Isolation as of Mar. 1, 2024

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 11th, 2024

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has dropped its five-day COVID-19 isolation recommendations under a new guidance, instead suggesting that people return to normal activities if symptoms improve and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without needing medicines. The last time the CDC updated their guidelines was December 2021, when…

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A Quick Guide to Workers’ Compensation (and What Is and Isn’t Covered)

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 4th, 2024

Many employers don’t know the ins and outs of workers’ compensation. What’s covered? What’s not covered? The following information, provided by Pinnacol Assurance, helps explain some of the basics. What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation (often referred to as workers’ comp or workman’s comp) is a type of business insurance and a Colorado state-mandated employer-held…

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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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