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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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Integrity Staffing Solutions Shines for Safety

Integrity Staffing Solutions has been recognized by the American Staffing Association (ASA) for its outstanding dedication to safety. It's earned the Safety Standard and Excellence mark for its successful participation in the program. The recognition demonstrates...

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Safe Driving Practices Falling Through the Cracks

According to a recent study on automotive fleet companies, safe driving policy does not match practices. A study by SambaSafety, concluded that while 80% of automotive fleet companies say driver safety is there main priority, the stats don't back it up. 70% don't...

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National Safety Week: A Good Time to Lower Work Comp Costs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is promoting safety in the month of June. June 12-18 is Safe+Sound Week, the goal being to encourage industries of all stripes to promote the importance of work safety. OSHA points out that a successful safety program...

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Will the Feds Set Standards on Opioid Use?

In our last blog we discussed the spike in drug use in workplace, including the use of opioids. Starting in August, the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Federal Employees' Compensation will phase in prescribing guidelines for opioids for work injuries. These...

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Drug Use in the Workplace Is Spiking

The good news from a recent study is that opioid use in the workplace is actually going down. Unfortunately, employees continue to use marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine at alarming rates. Employees testing positive for marijuana climbed from 2.4% in 2015 to 2.6%...

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Will the Gig Economy Provide Workers’ Comp?

If states serve as laboratories for future federal policies, South Carolina one that is blazing the trail for workers' comp coverage for the gig economy. Currently, Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services don't provide mandatory workers' compensation for drivers injured...

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Does Provider Choice Lower Costs?

If you think letting your employees choose their workers' comp providers versus a system where the employer controls provider choice makes a significant difference in costs, think again. According to research done by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute,...

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