Archived Posts - June 2016

It's "an employee's job market" in Colorado right now

  • 6/28/16 |
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It's "an employee's job market" in Colorado right now
Source: Denverite.com, Adrian D. Garcia - June 24, 2016 Now is a good time for many unhappy workers in Colorado to figuratively say, “Take this job and shove it.”   The state’s low unemployment rate means companies are competing harder to find or steal qualified workers. The need for skilled workers is so great that the state’s economy may be suffering.   “… Tight labor market conditions are making it more difficult for businesses to grow, acting as a constraint on the state’s economy,” according to a quarterly e …

Repeal of Colorado's Employment Verification Law Relieves Extra Burden on Colorado Employers

  • 6/23/16 |
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Repeal of Colorado's Employment Verification Law Relieves Extra Burden on Colorado Employers
At J. Kent Staffing, we recognize the importance of employing a legal and diverse workforce. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our Denver and national economies, but at the same time, that vibrancy and strength also attracts unathorized employment.  U.S. law requires companies like J. Kent Staffing to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. Therefore, to remain compliant, J. Kent spends a great deal of its resources on verifying …

Final DOL Overtime Rule Will Impact Your Business - Effective Dec. 1, 2016

  • 6/3/16 |
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Final DOL Overtime Rule Will Impact Your Business - Effective Dec. 1, 2016
Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act In our May 3, 2016 blog, 1 in 5 Business Owners Unaware of DOL's Proposed Overtime Rule, we talked about the expectation that the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) will finalize its new rule over the coming months.  However, all 508 pages of the final rule (29 CFR Part 541), were published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016, much sooner than expected.   The Obama administration announced on May 18, 2016, th …