Press Releases

10/23/2014

Quality Personnel is the lifeblood of any organization.  Increasing our clients’ productivity and driving cost savings through flexible staffing and outsourcing options starts by recruiting and retaining the best talent in the field. Providing the HR Solutions to fuel our clients’ success and maintaining the tools and conditions to make this process seamless are our top priorities at Mary Kraft Staffing.  At the intersection of these priorities are our candidates, associates and employees who are working every day to help our clients reach their goals. These people are the core of the HR Solutions that fuel our clients’ businesses and we take our responsibilities to them as seriously as we take our responsibilities to the business leaders we serve.  Often labor costs and other similar local, state, and federal regulations can have an impact on the balance we so carefully cultivate and maintain.

As we turn our attention to supporting your successful 2015, we are working diligently to minimize the impact of these factors. While our mission to provide you with the highest quality resources at the most cost effective rates is unchanged, the regulatory costs associated with employment cannot be fully minimized. These regulations impacting our pricing model include:
• Workers Compensation
• State and Federal Unemployment Tax Acts (SUTA/FUTA)
• The new Employer Mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Due to the complexity of these regulations, especially the new Employer Responsibility provisions of the ACA, we have taken a very thoughtful and careful approach in determining how to account for the impact of these changing regulations. In addition to working closely with an outside consultant to assist with our analysis of the ACA, we have been an active leader in a coalition of staffing companies seeking better quality, ACA compliant, alternatives to traditional healthcare insurance. As a result, we have a deep understanding of the legislation and our experts are well-positioned to ensure our full compliance with the ACA. We have also played a key role in minimizing the total cost impact for employers such as Mary Kraft Staffing and, in turn, our clients’ companies.

At this time, we want to ensure you are aware that these regulatory changes will impact your rates in the near future. While we also anticipate changes in State Minimum Wage Legislation and Paid Leave Ordinances, these consideration will not impact the cost of our services at this time.  In the meantime, we think it is important to inform you of rate changes. Our philosophy is simple – transparency with our clients is the best course of action.

Thank you for your continued partnership.  Mary Kraft is dedicated to helping you succeed, and we look forward to working with you to drive results through talent-driven strategies in the year ahead.

 

08/15/13

Affordable Healthcare Seminar
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 14, 2013
Contact: Courtney Dunevant
443­718­8217
courtneydunevant@gmail.com

“AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE REFORM” FOR EMPLOYERS LEADS THE DISCUSSION AT SEPTEMBER SEMINAR

New Deadline Brings to Light New Cost and Compliance Requirements

LUTHERVILLE, Md. ­ Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions and Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, is holding a free seminar in September to discuss the new affordable healthcare reform law going into effect Jan. 1, 2015 and compliance strategies for employers.

Affordable Healthcare Reform and Compliance Seminar
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
7:30 ­ 11:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Md.

The half­day seminar is geared for business owners, who will learn about the cost and compliance requirements surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as OSHA and workplace safety as it pertains to the new law. A recent government announcement postponed the affordable healthcare reform rules until January 1, 2015, citing “concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.”

Three experts on affordable healthcare reform, including two involved in Massachusetts healthcare reform, will lead the discussion. Those speakers are:

  • Alden Bianchi, the practice group leader of the Mintz Levin law firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice. He represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act, and he has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of healthcare reform. He is a resource to one of the nation’s premier tax and legal publishers, Tax Management, Inc./Bureau of National Affairs.
  • Richard Purtell, the CEO of American Resource Staffing, who will talk about healthcare reform
    from the business owner’s perspective. He will provide specific insights on practical products and resources that helped his company adapt to healthcare reform in Massachusetts six years ago.
  • Stephanie Richfield, the safety director at American Resource Staffing in Boston, and an OSHA 10­hour certified trainer will provide insights and resources for achieving a safe and healthy workplace and managing workers compensation costs and claims.

The event is free and includes breakfast and networking opportunities.

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About Mary Kraft Staffing & HR Solutions
Since 1989, Mary Kraft Staffing & HR Solutions has partnered with industry ­leading healthcare, financial, commercial and service industry clients to increase productivity and drive cost savings through an array of flexible, cost ­effective staffing and outsourced HR options. Each year, Mary Kraft’s winning combination of industry­ leading staffing expertise and high­ quality talent enables hundreds of outstanding companies to respond to ever­changing business needs with unparalleled success. Mary Kraft is certified by the State of Maryland MDOT as a MBE, WBE and DBE, and by the city of Baltimore as a WBE. For more information, visit www.marykraft.com.

01/27/10

Mary Kraft Forms Service Delivery Partnership
Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions has partnered with Productivity Cubed, an international coaching and consulting firm, to enhance their clients’ business success.

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10/14/09

Mary Kraft Can-Structs a Solution to Hunger
We’ve begun collecting canned goods and warm weather clothing for those in need. To contribute, please stop by our office: 1447 York Road, Suite 601, Lutherville, MD 21093.

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09/23/09

Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions Puts on Their Blue Jeans to Fight Breast Cancer
Employees participate in Lee National Denim Day, going casual for a $5 donation (which we doubled to $10!) and a great cause.

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09/02/09

Mary Kraft Prepares Students for Their First Day of School
Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions aids the success of Adopt-A-Student for Back-to-School by providing necessary school supplies for 23 elementary to high school-aged children.

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