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PTSD — The Next Challenge for Staffing

An appellate court ruled recently that an employee who witnesses a traumatic event at work can file a workers’ comp claim claiming post-traumatic stress disorder. In this case, the court ruled that a firefighter suffered a psychological injury because of a sudden “traumatic event” after the death of a fellow fire fighter. He therefore qualified for workers’ compensation.

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PEOs CAN HELP WITH TRICKY LIGHT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

In a win for employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a light duty assignment granted to an injured worker does not need to be permanent. In this particular case the employee suffered a work injury, which turned into a medical condition...

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CHANGES TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MAKE PEO’s ESSENTIAL

As the election heats up, both candidates have mentioned the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Donald Trump says he’ll repeal it, while Hilary Clinton has no plans to change a thing. Regardless, changes in affect in 2016 still apply to your staffing company, and penalties can cost you if you aren’t in the loop.

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Terrorism and Workplace Violence: Let A PEAssess Your Vulnerabilities

Employers hope it never happens to them, but the possibility of a terrorist attack in a workplace, whether it be in a factory or a nightclub, is now a grim reality. Even if an employer appears to be unlikely target, example: San Bernardino, it can still happen, resulting in serious injury or death.

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Avoid Unsafe Clients with PEOs

Temporary employees face the same risks as permanent employees working for an employer. And, as a staffing company, you face the same consequences as your client, should your employees be exposed to unsafe working conditions.

Case in point: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued numerous citations against Pyongsan America Inc.,

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Pokemon Go and Other Crazy Fads PEOs Can Help

Just when you think workplace hazards can’t get any wackier, the latest craze sweeping the nation just upped the risk in your workplace. Pokemon Go has children and adults walking around, staring at their phones trying to catch the elusive creatures, even at work. While it may seem just a misuse of a client’s company time, it actually poses workers’ comp risks

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