New Separation Notice Requirement for Wisconsin Employers

Emergency Rule DWD 120.02 Beginning November 2, 2020, Wisconsin employers will be required to notify workers at separation about the availability of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits pursuant to an emergency rule recently issued by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD).  As in other states, Wisconsin’s DWD has interpreted a provision in the federal Families First… Read more »

WASS Wins ASA Chapter Communicator Award!

The Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services is ecstatic to announce that we have earned a Chapter Achievement Award from the American Staffing Association, as well as one of the coveted special honors:  2020 Chapter Communicator Award! The Chapter Communicator Award recognizes excellence in communicating with chapter membership and promoting the chapter in the staffing industry…. Read more »

Congratulations Employee of the Year Winner!

We are excited to announce that Samuel Diedrich from Hatch Staffing Services has been named the 2020 Wisconsin Staffing Employee of the Year!  Sam was chosen from 70 nominees for his perseverance and overcoming personal obstacles in his life.  We celebrated virtually on Wednesday, September 16 with emcee Natalie Shepherd, evening anchor with CBS58 in… Read more »

COVID-19 and the American Workplace

United States Department of Labor Quick Reference Links Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act  Quick Benefits Tip Flyer Fact Sheets from the Department of Labor  

Ask Congress for Covid-19 Relief for Staffing Firms

Ask Congress for Covid-19 Relief Contact Your Senators and Representatives Today As previously reported to ASA members, and in order to address staffing firms’ liquidity issues in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, ASA is asking Congress to afford the industry priority status for financial assistance. ASA is also asking that the date by which firms… Read more »

What you need to know about Safer at Home in Wisconsin

SLOW THE SPREAD, SAFER AT HOME Starting today, Wednesday March 25, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has issued a Safer at Home order. It will be in effect from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:00 am and run until Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8:00 am. During this time, Wisconsin residents will still be able… Read more »

Reach Out to Your Federal Contacts; Urge COVID-19 Relief for the Staffing Industry

Time is of the essence. Please engage in outreach as soon as you can —later in the week may be too late. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate likely will take up a fourth COVID-19 relief package for businesses this week. ASA is asking for relief specifically… Read more »

Minnesota Legislative 2019 Recap and 2020 Preview

Many staffing firms are doing business across state lines.  Minnesota is our friend and neighbor to the west. Thank you to the Minnesota Search and Staffing Association for providing a MNRSA 2019 Recap 2020 Preview of laws passed in 2019 and those being considered for 2020.

US DOL – Overtime Update

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.  The final rule is effective on January 1, 2020.  So don’t wait, get up to speed on the new changes!  For more information to find out who is affected click here.

Congratulations – NSEW Winner!

National Staffing Employee Week celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms each week.  During this special week, firms across the nation honor their greatest asset: their temporary and contract employees.  The Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services recognized their SUPERHEROES of STAFFING last week at The Ingleside Hotel. We are… Read more »