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COVID-19 Support Resources

The Marathon team is passionate about helping our communities achieve. The well-being of each individual is critical to this mission.  We recognize that following the emergence of the coronavirus COVID-19, that job seekers, employees, and employers are all facing unprecedented challenges and frequently experience feelings of uncertainty about both their work life and their personal life.  …

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Opening & Operating Safely Amidst COVID-19

Marathon recently released an On-Demand webinar titled – Re-Opening and Maintaining Operations Amidst COVID-19.  We are proud to have collaborated with industry leaders in Arizona and Nevada on this timely topic regarding how to safely re-open businesses during the phases of reopening that are occurring across the nation.  We are deeply appreciative of the Arizona …

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Marathon Staffing Notice to Team Members Regarding COVID-19

March 11, 2020 Dear Marathon Staffing Team, As a valued member of the Marathon Staffing community your health and well-being remain our top priority. While many questions regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 remain unanswered at this time, there are practical, commonsense ways for you to take care of yourself, protect others, and monitor latest developments. …

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How to Avoid IRS Tax Scams

Tax Season is here and so is the increase in scammers pretending to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents or representatives. Thousands of people have been targeted and far too many have become victims of personal identity theft. Quite often, scammers use sophisticated telephone, email and in-person tactics to impersonate the IRS to steal their targets’ …

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Unemployment Hits 50-year Low

Looking for talent?  You’re far from alone!  According to the Board of Labor and Statistics, 1969 was the last time the unemployment rate has been this low.  How low, exactly? Just 3.5% in September. 136,000 new positions were added in September, despite significant signs of an impending economic slowdown. Reports reveal that low unemployment and …

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Workplace Safety Update: Oxy being phased out for Ohio workers with chronic pain

Workplace Safety Update: Oxy being phased out for Ohio workers with chronic pain

The misuse and over-prescribing of opioids has played a major role in fueling the opioid crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 80% of people who began using heroin started after being prescribed and misusing prescribed pain pills. The workers compensation bureau began phasing out reimbursements for Oxycontin and its traditional generic Oxycodone on June 1 …

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How will the proposed DOL salary level test affect your organization?

How will the proposed DOL salary level test affect your organization?

Because of proposed changes by the Department of Labor, it’s time to reassess any employees you’ve classified as exempt. The new changes will affect an estimated 1M+ exempt employees who will become eligible for overtime pay. Are you ready for the new salary-level test that goes into effect in January 2020? The final regulations should …

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