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                                                                            March  2019 
In this issue
E-Verify Legislation Introduced  
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has re-introduced the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act that would require all employers in the United States to begin using E-Verify for all employees within 1 year.   Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
The Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify program that was created in 1996. In addition to verifying employment authorization on new hires, the Act would require employers to check the status of all current employees within 3 years.  This will help assist the Social Security Administration in catching multiple uses of Social Security numbers. The Act would also increase penalties for employers who hire undocumented workers.
The bill has 12 original cosponsors, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

Erin Radue
Staffing Specialist
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Abraham Lincoln spoke at the Wisconsin State Fair in 1859.  Lincoln slept on a cot at the end of an office counter with a screen for a wall because his train arrived in Milwaukee after midnight, and the room reserved for him had been given to someone else. Lincoln handled the situation well and said, "I shall sleep like a top."
In addition to Lincoln, who spoke before he was elected president, President Rutherford B. Hayes visited when the fair was held at Camp Randall in Madison in 1878.  President Howard Taft visited West Allis for the fair in 1909.


Celebrating Over 45 Years of Staffing Excellence!

Updated Overtime Rule Proposed   
On March 7, 2019 the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more 
American workers eligible for overtime.
Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. This salary level was set in 2004.  The Obama administration sought to increase the cutoff to $47,476 in 2016, and automatically adjust it every three years, but that proposal was struck down by a federal judge.   
The current proposal would boost the proposed standard salary level to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year).  Above this salary level, eligibility for overtime varies based on job duties.

In developing the proposal, the Department received extensive public input from six in-person listening sessions held around the nation and more than 200,000 comments that were received as part of a 2017 Request for Information (RFI).   Commenters who participated in response to the RFI or who participated at a listening session overwhelmingly agreed that the currently enforced salary and compensation levels need to be updated.
One Minute Ideas
Here are eight tips for effectively managing your time:
1. Know your goals - Make sure you're engaging in activities that support your goals, both short- and long-term. Everything else is a potential time-waster. Your daily plan should revolve around working on tasks and activities that directly relate to generating income and growing your business.
2. Prioritize wisely - Looking at what goes into making up your day, where do your activities fit into these categories?
Important and urgent - Do them right away.
Important but not urgent - Decide when to do them.
Urgent but not important - Delegate these if possible.
Not urgent and not important - Do them later.
3. Just say no - If you have to decline a request in order to attend to what's truly important and urgent, do not hesitate to do so.
4. Plan ahead - One of the worst things you can do is jump into a project with no clear idea about what needs to get done.   The time you spend thinking ahead and planning your activities is trivial compared with the time you'll lose jumping from one thing to the next (and rarely completing anything).
5. Eliminate distractions - Start paying attention to the number of times someone interrupts you when you're in the midst of an important task.   It may take a massive exercise in will power, but shut the door and turn off your phone to maximize your time. Instead of being "always on," plan a break in the day to catch up on email, call people back, talk with staff, etc.
6. Delegate more often - Look for opportunities to pass responsibility for specific tasks to others when possible.
7. Watch what you spend - How many productive minutes are you packing in each week?  Use a simple time sheet tracker to quickly and easily clock in and out of various tasks or projects throughout the day.  Then generate robust, real-time reports to see exactly where you're spending your most valuable asset - and where it's being wasted.
8. Take care of yourself - Be sure to get plenty of sleep and exercise.  An alert mind is a high-functioning mind, and one that's less tolerant of time-wasting activities.
Lee Polevoi - quickbooks.intuit.com    
Banana Bread Waffles
Cooking spray
2 C all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
½ t kosher salt
½ C (1 stick) melted butter
1 C sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
¼ C sour cream
1 t pure vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
1 C semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
1 C chopped walnuts (optional)
Maple syrup, for serving
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In another large bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, egg, egg yolk, sour cream, and vanilla.  Add mashed bananas, and stir until combined.  Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts, or both. If using both chocolate chips and walnuts, only use ½ cup of each.  Heat waffle iron and grease with cooking spray.  Add 1 cup of batter to waffle iron.  Close, and cook until golden on both sides. Transfer waffle to a plate and repeat with remaining batter.  Serve with maple syrup.



Inspirational Quote
 Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun, and winter in the shade. - Charles Dickens