7 Secrets that Cost Your Client a Bundle on their Workers' Comp

The new overtime rule and workers’ compensation
10 days ago

The Labor Department estimates that the new overtime rule, which takes effect January 1, 2020, will affect 1.3 million workers. The new rule raises the minimum salary threshold from $455 per workweek to $684 per workweek. This means that salaried...

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OSHA’s Top 10 violations: three action steps for employers
1 month, 6 days ago

For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements is the most frequently cited standard, OSHA announced at the 2019 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. The rest of the preliminary list of the Top 10 violations for fiscal...

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Ten questions to assess your workplace’s preparedness for an active shooter
2 months, 3 days ago

While most organizations will never experience an active shooter situation, it’s clear it can happen anywhere and to anyone. According to FBI data, 250 active shootings took place between 2000-2017. From 2000 to 2006, shooting incidents averaged 6.7 a year,...

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The key to a healthy company: eliminating lost injury time
3 months, 8 days ago

As the unemployment rate continues to head south, more and more employers have a difficult time finding qualified employees to meet their needs. This means that it’s more important than ever for employers to have an effective strategy to return...

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“At-will employee” no defense for firing an employee after reporting a safety hazard
4 months, 13 days ago

The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied an employer’s motion to vacate a jury’s award of punitive damages to a former employee of an iron-casting company who claimed he was terminated for reporting alleged safety...

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Important information on the classification of independent contractors vs. employees
4 months, 21 days ago

Department of Labor opinion letter Issued April 29, the opinion letter https://www.dol.gov/whd/opinion/FLSA/2019/2019_04_29_06_FLSA.pdf addresses whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company is an employee of the company or an independent contractor under the FLSA. It concludes that the workers...

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