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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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CDLE Releases Form for Required Notice to Separating Employees About Possible Unemployment Benefits

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 10th, 2022

In July, we wrote a blog regarding the recent passing of Senate Bill 22-234, requiring Colorado employers to provide notice to separating employees regarding unemployment benefits that may be available to them. Specifically, Section 8-74-101(4) of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides that at the time of separation, employers must provide each employee, in hard copy…

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Colorado Employers – Are You Ready for FAMLI Starting Jan. 1, 2023?

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 18th, 2022

In November 2020, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, paving the way for a state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. FAMLI will ensure Colorado workers have access to paid leave during certain life events. It is a social insurance program with both employers and employees contributing to the fund starting Jan. 1, 2023,…

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Study Shows 100% Increase in Political Affiliation Bias since 2019

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 18th, 2022

In 2022, nearly a quarter (24%) of U.S. workers have personally experienced political affiliation bias, including preferential treatment or undue negative treatment on the basis of their political positions or opinions, according to the Society of Human Resources Management’s (SHRM’s) 2022 Politics at Work Study, which surveyed 504 workers in late August. This compares to…

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Spotting Suicidal Behaviors in the Workplace

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 21st, 2022

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is an effort to destigmatize suicide, educate the public on the importance of mental health care, and provide prevention resources to those who need them. A recent article from SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), “How to Spot Suicidal Behaviors in the Workplace”, speaks to employers on…

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27% Increase in Boomerang Hiring since 2019

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 21st, 2022

Companies often have a definitive opinion and stance on the topic of “Boomerang Employees”. However, in contrast to decades past, more and more firms today are happy – or at least much less reluctant – to take back their old employees. The continued challenge of finding good employees certainly is a contributing factor to the…

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Unlimited PTO – the Pros & the Cons

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 17th, 2022

If you are looking for an enticing benefit to attract talent, unlimited paid time off (PTO) is certainly one offering that tops the list. It’s a progressive policy that allows employees to take as many days off work as they need to or want to. It’s a concept that is both intriguing and terrifying to…

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Updated CDC Guidance as of Aug. 11, 2022 for COVID-19 Quarantining and Isolation

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2022

What can’t be denied is that COVID-19 continues to have a daily impact on our companies and our employees. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work on updating and refining their guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if…

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Colorado Updates Notice Requirements for Employees at Termination

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 19th, 2022

In the 2022 legislative session, Colorado enacted a new piece of legislation, Senate Bill 22-234. Section 5 of this Bill updates the notice requirements regarding unemployment insurance that employers must provide to employees upon their discharge. Under pre-existing Colorado law, employers in the state are required to provide a notice to employees at separation of…

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