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Why Return to Work Programs Are Integral to Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs

Workers' Compensation insurance is a significant operating cost for all businesses and companies are continuing looking for ways to reduce the frequency and severity of claims, foster a culture of safety throughout their organization and promote wellness among their employees. A critical component of getting Workers' Comp costs under control for any type of business [...]

Documenting Verbal Conversations with Clients Is Crucial

You probably keep documentation for most activities related to running your business, but do you document all important communications you have with clients? What about those conversations you have by phone or in person? If not, you may be putting yourself at risk. If you make policy adjustments or deal with any sort of client [...]

Understanding TRIA and Terrorism Risk Insurance

On Jan. 8, 2015, Congress reauthorized the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), the federal terrorism risk insurance backstop. TRIA was allowed to expire on Dec. 31, 2014. The bill will be effective as soon as the president signs it, an action that is expected in before the end of the month. What is Terrorism Risk [...]

Managing a Multicultural Agency

With today’s global economy and the growing ethnic and racial diversity found throughout the country, multicultural workplaces are becoming the norm for many agencies. Though diversity in the workplace is a positive thing, it can also present unique challenges to employers, in terms of language barriers, cultural differences, discomfort among minority groups and tension due [...]

New OSHA Regulations and Recordkeeping Rules

Beginning January 1, 2015, establishments located within Federal OSHA jurisdiction must comply with new, expanded recordkeeping requirements. Establishments located in states operating their own safety and health programs should contact the appropriate state authority to determine the start date for the new requirements. Under the new reporting requirements, employers must report the following to OSHA: [...]

Wage and Hour & Other Employment Issues Arise in the Wake of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy’s impact will be far-reaching for months and years ahead, as the hardest-hitting areas in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut grapple with cleanup and rebuilding. What’s more, many issues have reared their heads in the wake of Sandy – from business interruption issues, supply chain disruptions, and flood coverage disputes to building code regulations and [...]