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Employers Under-report Work Injuries : BLS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the number of workplace injuries provided by employers is "grossly" underreported, according to the most recent data. The numbers reported as of 2015 were 3 million injuries, which the BLS says is way too low. Until new data...

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States Cracking Down on Opioids

The Workers' Compensation Research Institute found that out of 25 states in 2016, 55% to 85% of injured workers who missed more than seven days of work were prescribed an opioid prescription for pain. The more frequent prescriptions are given out, the more likely an...

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Want to Stand Out: Strive for the Mark of Safety Excellence

Safety comes first with any employer and staffing firms should say it proud with a Safety Standard of Excellence mark of the American Staffing Association (ASA). A safe workplace not only attracts more workers, but keeps work injuries down. To find out more, go to...

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Staffing Firms: Track Overtime and Classcodes

A staffing firm in New Bedford, New Jersey was forced to settle a class action suit after it was alleged it had an employee working at two different locations but didn't pay overtime. The company admitted no wrong doing but ended up paying $42,000 to settle. In this...

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Does Bad Press Spur Better Safety Practices?

Under the Obama administration it became common practice for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to publish press releases every time there was a death or a serious injury at an employer worksite. The hope was that the local press would spread the word,...

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Returning to Work As A Valued Employee

As employers, staffing firms should not only want an injured worker back to work, but in a meaningful and accommodating position. Employers run the risk of appearing insensitive and apathetic if they don't value they're injured workers. The job duties should not...

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Workers’ Comp and ADA: Watch the Overlap

Workers' comp coverage and the Americans with Disabilities Act protections can overlap at times after a work injury. ADA protects people with disabilities from discrimination, not employees injured on the job. However, a work injury can trigger ADA. For instance, if...

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Medical Care Key to Cutting Workers’ Comp Costs

Unnecessary tests and unqualified doctors can double or even triple the medical cost for workers' comp injuries. Experts say that the excessive use of MRI's and doctors who don't specialize in occupational medicine, lead to poor outcomes for injured workers and higher...

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PEOs and EORs Help Avoid Legal Pitfalls

A Florida-based staffing company recently learned a hard lesson about discrimination and had to pay out five figures in damages to an employee after being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The company allegedly violated the religious rights of...

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