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Colorado’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) Leave – Reduced Back to COVID Only Reasons Since Jan. 8, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 12th, 2023

From November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023, Colorado’s PHE Leave under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) was extended to include not only COVID-19, but also other illnesses such as the flu, RSV, and other similar respiratory illnesses. As of January 8, 2023, the conditions covered by Colorado’s latest PHE declaration are back to COVID-related…

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Reminder – Virtual Verification of I-9 Documents Only Applies for New Hires Working Fully Remotely Due to COVID-19 Precautions

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 12th, 2023

It’s hard to stay on top of all the changing employment laws – particularly those surrounding changes that were put into effect due to COVID-19. On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began a new policy where, due to COVID-19 precautions, it would exercise discretion for all new hires since that date…

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Majority of Remote Employees are Working Multiple Jobs

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 15th, 2023

One of the big changes the pandemic has had on how many businesses operate was the shift to a hybrid and remote work policy. With practically no notice, the pandemic forced non-essential companies to quickly switch gears and have their employees work from home. Almost 3 years later, there are more employees working remotely than…

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J. Kent Staffing Earns Best of Staffing’s Client and Talent 5-Year Diamond Awards

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 13th, 2023

For the past 5 years, J. Kent Staffing has invested in third-party customer satisfaction surveys to gather and validate ratings from both our corporate clients and talent (temporary associates and placed candidates). We are very proud to announce that we have earned 5 consecutive years (Diamond status) of Best of Staffing in both categories –…

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J. Kent Staffing Enjoys Afternoon at the National Western Stock Show

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 11th, 2023

On January 20th, 2023, our J. Kent Staffing Team took off for an afternoon of fun at the National Western Stock Show. The National Western Stock Show is an annual livestock show and festival held every January at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado since 1906. After wandering through the stockyards to see the…

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Mandatory Retirement Program for Colorado Employers

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 15th, 2023

Colorado has implemented a mandatory retirement program, Colorado SecureSavings, for all eligible employers that do not offer a retirement plan to their employees. Companies are eligible to participate in the program if the business: is registered to conduct business in the state of Colorado has at least five W-2 employees who have worked for them…

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Colorado Expands PHE Leave to Include Absences Relating to RSV, Flu, and Other Respiratory Illnesses

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 12th, 2022

On November 11, 2022, Colorado’s public health emergency for COVID-19 was amended to cover not only COVID-19, but also RSV, influenza, and “other respiratory illnesses”. This means that all Colorado employers must provide up to 80 hours – prorated based on the employees’ scheduled hours – of paid public health emergency (PHE) leave for absences…

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Minimum Wage Updates – Denver Increases to $17.29 Per Hour on Jan. 1, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on December 6th, 2022

At the end of each year, we share information on what is happening with minimum wages locally, around the country, and also at our company – J. Kent Staffing. Denver and Colorado’s 2023 Minimum Wage – $17.29 and $13.65 Per Hour, Respectively The minimum wage for employees (not including tipped employees) in Denver will be…

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J. Kent Staffing Enjoys Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2022 Gala

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 14th, 2022

Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) held its annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Their annual gala is the largest fundraiser for Down Syndrome in the world, raising $24 million over 13 years for life-changing and life-saving research, medical care, education, and advocacy. As…

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