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Successfully Returning to Work After a Gap in Employment

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on November 22nd, 2019

It’s becoming more common for employees to return to work to the workforce after employment gaps. Whether these lapses are due to starting or raising a family, going to school, taking care of a loved one, or even an early retirement that didn’t pan out, you can explain them to potential employers. Therefore, these gaps…

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How to Ask for a Raise – and Receive it

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on November 19th, 2019

It’s no secret that every employee wants to earn more money. But starting the conversation with your boss to get a raise can be a daunting task. Saying the wrong thing or making even the smallest of missteps can set you back. This setback may not only impact your chances of getting a raise now…

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Understanding Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on November 7th, 2019

On May 22, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act into law. This new law has taken effect, and will greatly change payment practices and questions that can be asked during the hiring process for all employers. It will essentially work to end wage discrimination based on an employee’s gender…

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Denver’s Minimum Wage Could Increase to $13.80 Effective Jan. 1, 2020

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on October 14th, 2019

In 2019, through HB19-1210, the Colorado legislature gave local governments the power to set citywide minimum wages at a higher rate than the statewide standard. As it stands, the Colorado statewide minimum wage is $11.20 per hour. It will increase to $12.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020. No city in Colorado has taken advantage…

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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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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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J. Kent Staffing Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 19th, 2019

Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada DENVER, COLORADO – MARCH 19, 2019 – J. Kent Staffing, a leading temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire staffing agency, specializing in administrative, accounting, human resources, and other professional job sectors, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and…

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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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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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