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Lon Matejczyk

Colorado Orders Employers to Give Workers 4 Days of Paid Leave for COVID-19 Testing

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has issued emergency rules to “ensure workers in food handling, hospitality, child care, health care, and education can get paid sick leave to miss work if they exhibit flu-like symptoms and have to miss work awaiting testing results for COVID-19.”  The Health Emergency Leave with Pay, or HELP rules, …

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New Federal Overtime Rules Now in Effect

The rules raised to $684 per week, or $35,568 a year, the threshold at which employees are exempt from being paid overtime. That’s a 50.3% increase from the previous threshold of $455 per week or $23,660 annually – and it means more than 1 million workers are now eligible for overtime anytime they work more than 40 hours a week.

Holiday Hiring: Plan Ahead to Beat Your Competition

It’s that time of year again for employers (and the temporary employment agencies they rely on). Everyone is suddenly knee-deep in holiday hiring. That includes tackling the annual challenge of finding, training, and retaining a seasonal workforce for the hectic holiday season.  About 500,000 workers will be added during November alone. We’ll be busy helping to fill …

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If you’re not working at the moment but are serious about finding a job, temporary or permanent, perhaps there's a skills gap to blame.

Still Can’t Find Work? Perhaps a Skills Gap is to Blame?

If you’re in search of a job at the moment but aren’t working yet, it could because you lack relevant skills.  More than half of Americans (54%) think a skills gap is to blame for most people’s unemployment, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association survey.  But those surveyed also point to other factors preventing …

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