With the New Year approaching, it’s time to start setting goals and strategies for success in 2017. This year has brought plenty of changes to policies and regulations, especially with the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump. The unexpected political shift has created a state of uncertainty for many of staffing’s hot button issues, and we’re here to help you prepare for the coming changes. [more]
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing more in depth descriptions for each of these trends. Check back for updates and best practices as we learn more.
Changes in the Affordable Care Act
Many of our clients are unsure about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the recent presidential election. Industry experts suggest that the best course of action for these staffing firms is to stay compliant with the rules in place today. Continue to offer insurance and file your 1094 and 1095 forms. There’s no telling exactly when and how the ACA will change, and in the meantime, it’s best to follow the existing rules to avoid fines and penalties. Learn more about how the Trump administration could impact the ACA.
Temps in unions
In a recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a former precedent was overruled allowing unions to organize and represent permanent and temporary employees working at the same worksite. Under a Trump presidency, there is the possibility that this decision could be reversed again, which is likely with a Republican back in the white house. It is impossible to say when this reversal would take effect, so for now we recommend staying the course. Learn more about how the Trump administration could impact temps in unions.
The overtime injunction
Recently, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction on the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule. The rule was expected to go into effect on Dec. 1, but has now been postponed indefinitely. While this news might cause you to breathe a sigh of relief, we advise you to continue with business as usual and closely monitor coming developments. This decision will likely go through the appellate process and the injunction could be overruled at any time. When and if the rule does go into effect, you don’t want to find yourself out of compliance. Learn more about how the Trump administration could impact overtime regulations.
Maintaining a consistent workforce
Now, more than ever, it’s important to make sure you are completing the proper background checks to make sure your employees have the right to work. The government will be cracking down and you don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you would lose part of your temporary workforce and have to scramble to fill those positions. Talk to a member of the Advance team to discuss programs and solutions to verify your workforce and adjust your hiring practices. Learn more about how the Trump administration could impact immigrant labor.
If you’d like to learn more about how a Trump presidency could impact your staffing firm, please reach out to talk to a member of our team. We can help you stay ahead of potential industry changes and navigate the uncertainty as we head into 2017.
As new developments take shape, visit this blog for additional details. We will continue to closely monitor these trends and provide updates as they become available.