enhttp://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/category/employersJ. Kent Staffing : Headlines : What's New For Employers Denver’s Minimum Wage Could Increase to $13.80 Effective Jan. 1, 2020 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/denver-s-minimum-wage-could-increase-to-13-80-effective-jan-1-2020 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/denver-s-minimum-wage-could-increase-to-13-80-effective-jan-1-2020/comments 2019-10-14T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/denver-s-minimum-wage-could-increase-to-13-80-effective-jan-1-2020 <p> 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 minimum wage. Currently, the Colorado statewide minimum wage is $11.20 per hour, set to increase to $12.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020. No city i U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule, Effective Jan. 1, 2020 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/u-s-department-of-labor-issues-final-overtime-rule-effective-jan-1-2020 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/u-s-department-of-labor-issues-final-overtime-rule-effective-jan-1-2020/comments 2019-09-26T14:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/u-s-department-of-labor-issues-final-overtime-rule-effective-jan-1-2020 <p> Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued their final ruling on overtime pay for companies operating in the U.S. These new thresholds account for growth in employee earnings since the current thresholds were set in 2004. The new ruling takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and i Understanding Colorado’s New Ban-the-Box Law http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/understanding-colorado-s-new-ban-the-box-law http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/understanding-colorado-s-new-ban-the-box-law/comments 2019-08-07T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/understanding-colorado-s-new-ban-the-box-law <p> This May, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 19-1025, making Colorado the 12<sup>th</sup> state to implement a ban-the-box law. This law will take effect on September 1, 2019 for all employers with 11 or more employees, and on September 1, 2021 for all other employers, regardless Why Employees Are Leaving (And How to Get Them to Stay) http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/why-employees-are-leaving-and-how-to-get-them-to-stay http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/why-employees-are-leaving-and-how-to-get-them-to-stay/comments 2019-08-07T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/why-employees-are-leaving-and-how-to-get-them-to-stay <p> It&rsquo;s no secret that employees leave the companies they work for, whether they&rsquo;ve been working there for three years or for just two weeks. Employee turnover is a constant in the job market, and as of 2018 it&rsquo;s at the highest rate it&rsquo;s been at in 10 years. This increase Increased ICE Form I-9 Audits – Is Your Company Prepared? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increased-ice-form-i-9-audits-is-your-company-prepared http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increased-ice-form-i-9-audits-is-your-company-prepared/comments 2019-08-07T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increased-ice-form-i-9-audits-is-your-company-prepared <p> In our current political climate, more and more power has been given to U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE agents have been ordered to serve more Notices of Inspection (NOI) to businesses across the country, and have already served thousands this year alone.</p> <p> An NOI init Event Season is in Full Swing in Denver and at J. Kent Staffing! http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/event-season-is-in-full-swing-in-denver-and-at-j-kent-staffing http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/event-season-is-in-full-swing-in-denver-and-at-j-kent-staffing/comments 2019-08-06T00:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/event-season-is-in-full-swing-in-denver-and-at-j-kent-staffing <p> We are currently in the heart of Denver&rsquo;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. 8 Interview Questions to Help Find the Right Fit http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/8-interview-questions-to-help-find-the-right-fit http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/8-interview-questions-to-help-find-the-right-fit/comments 2019-07-16T15:30:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/8-interview-questions-to-help-find-the-right-fit <p> Interviewing candidates is an important business skill where &ndash; let&rsquo;s face it - many managers need help. For those of us who don&rsquo;t interview regularly, the interview process can be daunting. And for those of us where interviewing is a daily part of our jobs, we all know that s Employees Using Their Paid Time Off Benefits Everyone http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/employees-using-their-paid-time-off-benefits-everyone http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/employees-using-their-paid-time-off-benefits-everyone/comments 2019-07-08T13:30:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/employees-using-their-paid-time-off-benefits-everyone <p> A growing trend shows employees are taking fewer and fewer vacation days, with many not using the allocated paid time off their employer&rsquo;s offer them. While this may not seem like a problem, research shows that not taking time off leads to a decrease in productivity, efficiency, and amou When Employer Dress Codes Discriminate Against Men http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/when-employer-dress-codes-discriminate-against-men http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/when-employer-dress-codes-discriminate-against-men/comments 2019-07-05T07:30:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/when-employer-dress-codes-discriminate-against-men <p> Many employers may think of schools when the term &ldquo;dress code discrimination&rdquo; comes to mind, as most of the popular stories in the news these days revolve around students &ndash; disproportionately female students &ndash; being reprimanded for not following strict, discriminatory d When Dress Codes Discriminate Against Men http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/when-dress-codes-discriminate-against-men http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/when-dress-codes-discriminate-against-men/comments 2019-06-24T01:05:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/when-dress-codes-discriminate-against-men <p> Many employers may think of schools when the term &ldquo;dress code discrimination&rdquo; comes to mind, as most of the popular stories in the news these days revolve around students &ndash; disproportionately female students and students of color &ndash; being reprimanded for not following st Two Perks That Your Employees Want the Most http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/two-perks-that-your-employees-want-the-most http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/two-perks-that-your-employees-want-the-most/comments 2019-06-18T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/two-perks-that-your-employees-want-the-most <p> Over the past decade we have been witnessing a shift away from the traditional 8:00 AM &ndash; 5:00 PM workspaces. Technology has helped pave the way for this, but the increasing need to both attract and retain top talent requires companies to consider changing their ways in terms of offering Common Overtime Mistakes Employers Want To Avoid http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/common-overtime-mistakes-employers-want-to-avoid http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/common-overtime-mistakes-employers-want-to-avoid/comments 2019-05-21T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/common-overtime-mistakes-employers-want-to-avoid <p> The Fair Labor Standards Act (&ldquo;FLSA&rdquo;) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting both full-time and part-time workers. The Wage and Hour Division (&ldquo;WHD&rdquo;) of the Department of Labor (&ldquo;DOL&rdquo;) administers and enfor Pins For A Purpose - J. Kent Staffing Supports Special Olympics Colorado http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/pins-for-a-purpose-j-kent-staffing-supports-special-olympics-colorado http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/pins-for-a-purpose-j-kent-staffing-supports-special-olympics-colorado/comments 2019-05-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/pins-for-a-purpose-j-kent-staffing-supports-special-olympics-colorado <p> According to <a href="http://specialolympicsco.org">specialolympicsco.org</a>, &ldquo;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 th Which Would You Choose... Hard Skills or Soft Skills? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/which-would-you-choose-hard-skills-or-soft-skills http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/which-would-you-choose-hard-skills-or-soft-skills/comments 2019-04-17T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/which-would-you-choose-hard-skills-or-soft-skills <p> When it comes to hiring a new employee, in the absence of a &ldquo;perfect&rdquo; candidate, would you rather hire someone with:</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;1) The right experience and qualifications, but lacking in soft skills, OR</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;2) The soft skills that alig New Announcements from Corporate Retailers on Increases in Minimum Wages http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages/comments 2019-04-15T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages <p> With unemployment at historic lows, retailers are under pressure to find qualified employees and have been raising pay to lure or keep hourly and part-time workers, resulting in the following minimum hourly wage increases:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Target Corp</strong> &ndash; raising the mi J. Kent Staffing Wins ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards/comments 2019-03-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <span class="red"><strong><em>Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada</em></strong></span></p> <p> <strong>DENVER, COLORADO &ndash; MARCH 19, 2019 -</strong>&nbsp;J. Kent Staffing, a leading temporary, t No Job Opening, No Problem... Hiring the Best Without an Open Position http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position/comments 2019-03-18T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position <h2> Have you ever stumbled across or met with a great candidate for your company, but didn&rsquo;t hire them because you didn&rsquo;t have a current opening?</h2> <p> In today&rsquo;s continued tight candidate market, many companies are actively embracing a new strategy of stockpiling those co Bills for Colorado Employers to Watch this Legislative Session http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session/comments 2019-02-12T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session <p> <em style="color: rgb(138, 30, 23); font-size: 11px;">J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Penebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full service business law firm.</em></p> <p> In Minimum Wages on the Rise - January 2019 Update http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update/comments 2019-01-08T16:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update <h3> Colorado&rsquo;s Minimum Wage - $11.10/hour</h3> <p> Effective January 1, 2019, Colorado&rsquo;s minimum wage has increased to $11.10/hour, a $.90/hour increase from $10.20 in 2018. Since the 2016 passage of The Colorado $12 Minimum Wage Amendment (also known as Amendment 70), Colorado&rsq Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/best-practices-for-preventing-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/best-practices-for-preventing-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace/comments 2018-12-04T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/best-practices-for-preventing-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace <p> <span class="sm-red"><em>J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Penebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full service business law firm.</em></span></p> <p> Under federal law, emplo Voting Leave (Colorado Law) and Politics in the Workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/voting-leave-colorado-law-and-politics-in-the-workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/voting-leave-colorado-law-and-politics-in-the-workplace/comments 2018-10-30T17:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/voting-leave-colorado-law-and-politics-in-the-workplace <p> 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 &ldquo;I VOTED&rdquo; sticker on their lapel. Employers Consumer Data Privacy - Amendment to Colorado's Law, Effective September 1, 2018 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/consumer-data-privacy-amendment-to-colorado-s-law-effective-september-1-2018 http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/consumer-data-privacy-amendment-to-colorado-s-law-effective-september-1-2018/comments 2018-09-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/consumer-data-privacy-amendment-to-colorado-s-law-effective-september-1-2018 <p> <strong><span class="red"><em><span class="sm-red">J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq., corporate attorney with Messner Reeves LLP.&nbsp; Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full service business law firm.</span></em></span></strong></p> <p> Col Job Postings & Descriptions - Are Yours ADEA Compliant? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/job-postings-descriptions-are-yours-adea-compliant http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/job-postings-descriptions-are-yours-adea-compliant/comments 2018-07-17T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/job-postings-descriptions-are-yours-adea-compliant <h2> <strong>Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967</strong></h2> <p> The ADEA, passed in 1967, prohibits discrimination in employment against individuals age 40 years and older. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives over 20,000 age discrimination charg What Is Your Company's Minimum Wage? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage/comments 2018-06-21T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage <h3> <strong>State &amp; Locale Minimum Wages on the Rise</strong></h3> <p> News articles and reports of minimum wage increases are a frequent occurence today. Some of the most notable are Seattle, with a current minimum wage of $15.00 per hour, and San Francisco&#39;s will increase to the same Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees/comments 2018-05-23T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees <h2> <strong>Congratulations to the Class of 2018! </strong></h2> <h3> <strong>Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees</strong></h3> <p> As Denver Recruiters, J. Kent Staffing has a strong niche of placing new grads into professional jobs. Good timing is certainly on their sid Don't Forget About the "I" in D&I http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i/comments 2018-04-19T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i <h5> &nbsp;</h5> <h5> <span class="med-bold-red"><strong>D&amp;I = Diversity &amp; Inclusion</strong></span></h5> <p> Most companies today understand both the benefits and importance of recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce that includes a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, social cl Increase Employee Retention - Get Your Employees Involved! http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increase-employee-retention-get-your-employees-involved http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increase-employee-retention-get-your-employees-involved/comments 2018-03-22T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increase-employee-retention-get-your-employees-involved <h3> <span class="med-bold-red"><span class="bold-red">Retain or Recruit &ndash; Which is More Important?</span></span></h3> <p> Many managers and executives would agree &ndash; it&rsquo;s easier to keep good employees than to recruit, hire, and train new ones (although your company&rsquo;s pip Test Your Knowledge - 10 Interesting Denver Facts! http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/test-your-knowledge-10-interesting-denver-facts http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/test-your-knowledge-10-interesting-denver-facts/comments 2018-02-20T08:00:00-05:00 What's New For Employers http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/test-your-knowledge-10-interesting-denver-facts <div style="text-align: justify;"> <em><span class="med-bold-red"><span class="med-red">2nd Edition - Denver Fun Facts Quiz</span></span></em></div> <div> As a woman-owned Denver staffing agency since 1979, J. Kent Staffing loves the rich history of Denver and the new milestones that are contin