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PEO, EOR, Direct Policy (DP) — How do I know what’s the best work comp and payroll service for my staffing firm?
Some of my clients qualify to obtain their own work comp policy, instead of securing work comp coverage through a Professional Organization Organization ( PEO ) or an Employer of Record (EOR.) When one of our Agents helps our clients get their own direct policy (DP)...read more
As the Obama Administration gets ready to exit, there is no relief for employers. As a parting gift, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration just increased penalties for safety violations. A serious and other than serious violation has increased from $7,000...read more
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...read more
As a staffing firm, it is important to manage every aspect of an injured workers’ treatment. Not just to make sure the worker is receiving appropriate treatment, but to make sure that all medical treatment is necessary and being provided by a reputable provider.read more
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.read more
When a staffing owner thinks of dangerous professions, operating heavy machinery and digging trenches are probably the first jobs that come to mind. Surprisingly, it’s health care workers that suffer a significant number of injuries. According to the Department of Labor, health care workers suffered close to 60,000 injuries in 2013.read more
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.read more
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.,read more
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 risksread more
It’s no secret that the Internal Revenue Service is always looking for ways to ease its administrative burden and bring in additional revenue. In fact, according to some attorneys that follow the IRS, it is undergoing “a massive effort” to force employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees.read more
As more multi-state employers rely on temporary staff to meet their labor needs, staffing firms are opening offices in other states to service their ever growing markets. That means myriad multiple regulations for workers’ comp, labor laws and especially payroll taxes.read more
Whether it's a gym membership or a smoking cessation class, many employers are designing wellness programs to boost their employees' health. A healthy employee is likely to be more productive and is less prone to illness or serious injury. For staffing firms, how the...read more