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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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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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New Changes Coming to E-Verify in 2024 that Simplify and Integrate the I-9 Process for Employers

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 11th, 2023

Good news ahead for employers who utilize E-Verify! An upcoming revamped version of E-Verify, called E-Verify NextGen, is scheduled for release in 2024. The proposed changes in this new version are currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget. E-Verify NextGen will integrate the Form I-9 process with E-Verify, the federal government’s electronic…

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J. Kent Staffing Delivers Palisade Peaches to our Wonderful Clients!

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 3rd, 2023

We recently received our delivery of Palisade peaches from Alida’s Fruits in Palisade, Colorado. Our team (Kara and Geena pictured in the photo) personally delivered the peaches to over 60 of our corporate clients throughout the Denver Metro area in appreciation for their business over the past year. So, what did we learn from this…

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