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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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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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