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.

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 »

Industry Leaders Set To Gather at the 2019 Midwest Staffing Conference. The Annual Showcase, Hosted by the Illinois Search and Staffing Association and Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services, Serves as the Region’s Premier Event for the Staffing and Recruiting Industry READ MORE!

Wisconsin employers reviewing Governor Tony Evers’ very first budget proposal may be surprised by the number of the employment-related items.  The substance of those proposals may also catch employers by surprise, with some observers viewing the Evers budget as an effort to erase the employer-friendly legacy of the former governor, Scott Walker.  Presented to the state legislature… Read more »

Congratulations! The American Staffing Association is proud to announce that the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services has won both a Chapter Achievement Award and Legislative Achievement Award for their accomplishments in 2017-18. ASA is delighted to recognize WASS as an award-winning chapter during Staffing World,in metro Washington D.C.

For Immediate Release The Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services Recognized With Legislative Achievement Award and National Chapter Achievement Award Milwaukee, WI, November 28, 2017 – The Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services (WASS) was honored with an American Staffing Association Legislative Achievement Award and National Chapter Achievement Award for outstanding programs and chapter efforts in 2017. The… Read more »

WASS has joined a list of employer groups in support of a bill on the preemption of local/municipal employment laws.  This bill would prohibit local governments from enacting their own employment law restrictions on private employers.  See WI Bill to Preempt Local Employment Law Regulations for more details.

In early October, 2017, the Reform FMLA Bill was introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature to harmonize the state FMLA law with federal FMLA law.  As some employers are aware, there are key differences between the two laws, in part because Wisconsin’s law was passed several years before the federal law. Reform FMLA Coalition is a coalition of employer… Read more »

The WASS board has voted to join the WMC_WorkComp Employers Coalition in supporting important cost-savings to the workers’ compensation system in Wisconsin.  While certain aspects of Wisconsin’s current workers’ compensation work well, and workplace injuries have dropped nearly 60% over the last 20 years, the medical costs have gotten out of control.  Experience in other states… Read more »

Members and guests of the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services celebrated National Staffing Employee Week on Tuesday, September 16, 2017 at The Delafield Hotel.  We rolled out the red carpet for the 52 all-star employees who were nominated for the Wisconsin Staffing Employee of the Year Award.  Our selection committee chose Alphonso James, an associate… Read more »