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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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A “Must Read” – 50 Commonly Misused Words in Business Writing

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2023

As we all know, email is one of the most common forms of business communication. We may sound like we’re talking correctly, but when it comes to putting our words down in writing, we don’t always get it right. I recently stumbled upon a very useful article from ResourcefulManager that highlighted some of the most…

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POWR Act (SB23-172) – New Legislation for Colorado Employers Effective Aug. 7, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 3rd, 2023

During the 2023 legislative session, Colorado enacted more protections for employees in the workplace. One new law, Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights (POWR) Act, Senate Bill 23-172, substantially expands Colorado’s anti-harassment law and restricts confidentiality agreements. Attorneys J. Kohler and M. Wiletsky of Holland & Hart LLP summarize the key changes of this new law…

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Expanded Reasons for Colorado’s Employee Paid Sick Leave – Starting Aug. 7, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 23rd, 2023

On June 2, 2023, Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 23-017 that expands the reasons employees can use paid sick leave under Colorado’s Healthy Families & Workplaces Act (HFWA). The expansion now includes paid leave for qualifying bereavement and natural disaster-related reasons. Original Qualifying Reasons (Before SB 23-017): A mental or physical…

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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Leave Relating to COVID-19 Ends June 8, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 3rd, 2023

The Healthy Families and Workplace Act (HFWA) PHE leave continues until four weeks after all applicable PHE declarations end or are suspended. As of May 11, 2023, all applicable PHEs relating to COVID-19 (both federal and state) have ended. Therefore June 8, 2023, is the last day of PHE leave that Colorado employees with remaining…

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August 30, 2023 – Employer Deadline to Update I-9s Completed Remotely Due to COVID-19

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 27th, 2023

Since March 2020, employers have been allowed the flexibility to temporarily defer the “physical examination” of employees’ identity and employment authorization documents for the Form I-9, if the employer is taking physical proximity precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers meeting this criterion have been allowed to examine employees’ documents remotely, such as by video,…

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What Do 2023 Grads Expect From Their First Career Job?

Posted by: Karen Booher on May 15th, 2023

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2023! Many in this year’s graduating senior class were freshmen in college when the pandemic struck in early 2020. In many respects, the workplace today is vastly different from when they first started college. Savvy employers understand that as workplace trends change, it’s important to stay flexible and open…

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Incorporating Autistic Individuals Into Your Workforce

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 11th, 2023

April is Autism Awareness Month. In terms of employment, most autistic people are unemployed. Some analysts estimate that the unemployment rate of those with autism is as high as 85% in the U.S., as compared to the general population of under 4%. In recent years, with companies’ efforts to be more diverse and inclusive, many…

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J. Kent’s Accounting Manager Volunteers Time Assembling Easter Baskets for Underserved Children

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 5th, 2023

On March 24th, our Accounting Manager, Reean Waddle (pictured 3rd from the right), teamed up with Cathy Rieber, a Discovery Toys consultant, at A Precious Child’s headquarters in Broomfield, CO.  Alongside other Discover Toys consultants, friends, family, and other volunteers, they spent the day organizing and assembling Easter baskets for Colorado’s underserved children of all…

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