New Law Revises the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Definition of Small Employer

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Brought to you by ChamberChoice and JRG Advisors On October 7, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, which repeals the ACA’s small group market expansion requirement. The PACE Act affects employers with 50-100 employees that currently provide group health insurance. Effective for 2016 plan years, the ACA expanded… Read more »

Affordable Care Act Update

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin January 1, 2016 for employers with 50 or more full time equivalent employees.   At Integrative Staffing Group, we have taken an aggressive, proactive approach by partnering with health benefit consultants, CPA firms and government affairs representatives in order to better understand the looming health care situation.  … Read more »

ASA Affordable Care Act Update

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by IESE Business School, SmartRecruiters The American Staffing Association released an article addressing the Affordable Care Act. The ACA requires health care exchanges established under the law to notify employers when employees have been certified as eligible to receive tax subsidies in the form of advance premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions, and advise employers… Read more »

Demand for truck drivers soars in Western Pennsylvania

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by Jacob Tierney, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Travis Von Seggern’s phone rings almost every day with job offers. With a newly minted commercial driver’s license, Von Seggern of Greensburg is in total control of his job search because of the severe shortage of those holding the coveted licenses needed to operate the largest vehicles on the… Read more »

Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers

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Although the current national unemployment rate is deemed higher than most economists would like to see, it is certainly apparent that the local labor market continues to see a positive outlook regarding employment opportunities. The intelligence collected continues to reflect a squeeze for talent in this area of the country, and it is predicted that… Read more »

The Irresistible Rise of the Contingent Worker

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by Kazim Ladimeji, Recruiter.com One of the biggest trends that is currently affecting the HR and recruiting arena is the continuing and seemingly relentless rise of the contingent worker, or temps, part-timers, interns, consultants, contractors and outsourced workers. It has reached a point where many commentators suggest that at some point in the next 10… Read more »

ISG in Pittsburgh Business Times: “Go Beyond Surface When Reviewing Resumes”

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Integrative Staffing Group LLC offers a program to employers that it calls a “payroll service.” Through this program, a company is able to hire someone as a temporary employee. “A try before you buy,” said Bill Scherfel, managing partner of the Coraopolis-based staffing agency. The firm foots the bill for the employee’s salary during the… Read more »

Temp Workers Make a Huge Comeback

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It’s no secret that the recession hit different industries unevenly. Construction and manufacturing shed workers in droves, and even now, government employment continues to slide. Meanwhile, healthcare and education grew unabated, and retail is working its way back from the recessionary slump. One of the biggest comebacks, however, is in the industry where it may… Read more »