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OSHA Continues Its Focus on Multi-Employer Worksites

OSHA is continuing its focus on multi-employer worksites, and contractors that oversee the work of other employers’ and subcontractors’ workers need to be aware of the long reach the workplace safety agency has. Having employees who work for multiple employers on the same project or in the same facility is becoming more common. This is […]

MeToo Movement to Spawn Wave of Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

After revelations of sexual misconduct by a number of high-power executives, media personalities and politicians last year spawned the #MeToo movement, defense lawyers are predicting a record number of sexual harassment lawsuits will be filed against employers in the coming year. The #MeToo movement has emboldened women who have been sexually harassed, abused or worse […]

How to Keep the Flu from Spreading Among Your Workforce

This year promises to be one of the worst flu seasons in the past decade, and that means you may end up having a number of employees who are off sick at the same time. If the flu takes hold among your employees, it can quickly spread and force even more people than usual to […]

Businesses Pay Record Amounts for Lawsuits over Employee Treatment

Employers are paying out more for legal settlements and judgments for cases brought by employees over how they are being treated. According to the employment law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, settlements for the 10 biggest class-action suits brought by employees grew an astounding 55% to $2.72 billion in 2017 from $1.75 billion the year […]

Half of Business Floors Too Slick, Pose Slip Risk: Study

Despite many businesses taking measures to reduce the chances of one of the most common workplace injuries – slip and fall incidents – nearly half of workplace floors fail to meet safety criteria, according to a new study. While well-intentioned employers may take steps to reduce slip and fall injuries by ensuring that walking surfaces […]

New Law Reduces Ownership Requirement for Coverage Exemption

A new law taking effect this year aims to ease the confusion caused by the implementation of new rules that define what constitutes an owner or officer who is exempt from having to carry workers’ comp coverage. The new law, which was in the form of SB 189, last year once again changed the definition […]

Proposal Would Allow Small Employers to Band Together to Purchase Coverage

The U.S. Department of Labor is moving ahead with plans that would allow small businesses and sole proprietors to band together to purchase group health insurance plans. The DOL aims to permit these small business health plans – also known as “association health plans” – to skirt the regulatory requirements of some states and the […]

10 Tips for Preventing Laptop and Mobile Device Theft

For many people, the theft or loss of even a single laptop computer, cell phone or tablet can be devastating – unless you take some common-sense measures to mitigate the damage ahead of time. It’s not just the cost of the lost device itself. If there is confidential, proprietary or personally identifiable information on the […]

How Employers Can Fight the High Cost of Diabetes

Diabetes is a devastating illness – and not just for those with the disease. Employers are also shouldering massive and increasing direct and indirect costs due to diabetes. Diabetes afflicts more than 11% of the adult population, including about 6.3% of full-time workers and 9.1% of part-time workers. Adults with diabetes incur more than $8,480 […]

Identify Risk-Takers to Prevent Costly Workplace Injuries

Some employees are happy to take chances when it comes to safety. They take needless risks in an effort to save time or cut their workload. In reality, all they’re doing is subjecting themselves and others to hazards that could cause a serious injury. Workers form bad habits when they repeatedly perform their jobs in […]

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