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Increased ICE Form I-9 Audits – Is Your Company Prepared?

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on August 7th, 2019

In our current political climate, more and more power has been given to U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The government ordered ICE agents to serve more Notices of Inspection (NOI) to businesses across the country to audit their Form I-9 records, and thousands have been served this year alone. An NOI initiates a government administrative…

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Why Employees Are Leaving (And How to Retain Your Employees)

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on August 7th, 2019

It’s no secret that employees leave the companies they work for, whether they’ve been working there for three years or just two weeks. Finding ways to retain employees is always on employers’ minds, but a clear answer is rarely given. Employee turnover is a constant in the job market, and as of 2018 it’s at…

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Understanding Colorado’s New Ban-the-Box Law

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on August 7th, 2019

In May, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 19-1025. This makes Colorado the 12th state to implement a ban-the-box law. This law will take effect on September 1, 2019, for all employers with 11 or more employees, and on September 1, 2021, for all other employers, regardless of how many employees they have. Once…

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Event Season is in Full Swing in Denver and at J. Kent Staffing!

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on August 6th, 2019

We are currently in the heart of Denver’s busy event season, which typically runs from May through October of each year. J. Kent Staffing and its temporary employees love to keep busy with a variety of events – from sporting events to concerts, to fairs, to trade shows, and conventions. J. Kent’s Recruiters are constantly…

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8 Interview Questions to Help Find the Right Fit

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 16th, 2019

Interviewing candidates is an important business skill where – let’s face it – many managers need help. For those of us who don’t interview regularly, the interview process can be daunting. And for those of us where interviewing is a daily part of our jobs, we all know that sometimes bad hires are still the…

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Employees Using Their Paid Time Off Benefits Everyone

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 8th, 2019

A growing trend shows employees are taking fewer and fewer vacation days, with many not using the allocated paid time off (PTO) their employers offer them. While this may not seem like a problem, research shows that not taking time off leads to a decrease in productivity, efficiency, and the amount of work completed. Why…

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When Employer Dress Codes Discriminate Against Men

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 5th, 2019

Many employers may think of schools when the term “dress code discrimination” comes to mind, as most of the popular stories in the news these days revolve around students – disproportionately female students – being reprimanded for not following strict, discriminatory dress codes. But these can be just as discriminatory and can have a similar…

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Two Perks Your Employees Want the Most

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on June 18th, 2019

Over the past decade, we have been witnessing a shift away from the traditional 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM workspaces. Technology has helped pave the way for this, but the increasing need to both attract and retain top talent requires companies to consider changing their ways in terms of offering both flexible hours and remote…

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Common Overtime Mistakes Employers Want To Avoid

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 21st, 2019

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) establishes a minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and child labor standards affecting both full-time and part-time workers. The Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) administers and enforces the FLSA. Your company can be surprised by an audit by the WHD of the DOL at…

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Pins For A Purpose – J. Kent Staffing Supports Special Olympics Colorado

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 19th, 2019

According to specialolympicsco.org, “The mission of Special Olympics Colorado is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families,…

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