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Ohio BWC Prospective Billing – WEBINAR

The Ohio BWC announced last year a three part plan for improving workers’ compensation for Ohio. Watch this presentation as we discuss what to expect for Ohio employers, how this will impact claims, and when to expect the transition credit.

Categories: Policy & Regulation, Unemployment,
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National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Questioning “No Personal Use” Email Policies

Big changes may be on the horizon in regards to personal use policies in the work place.  A recent blog post by HR Morning looked into the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) re-evaluation of policies that prohibit the personal use of company email, as well as restrictions on posting work related topics on social media. Read More

Categories: Safety, Strategy & Industry Insights,
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Supervisor Safety Liability: 4 Common Exposures

The responsibilities and expectations placed on supervisors are enormous at times—production, workforce management, quality control, budgets, and of course safety. These “deliverables” communicated to them by management require the supervisor to work within the employers system to effectively perform their duties. Does he/she bend the rules from time to time to get the job done Read More

Categories: Human Resources, Strategy & Industry Insights,
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Manage Your Employees Like Athletes

It’s baseball season – hopes are high, anything is possible. Is your team going to the World Series this year? Baseball managers are working hard to keep their teams motivated and playing their best. The season can be grueling. Six months of living out of a suitcase with only three or four days off per Read More

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Check Your Emergency Exit Routes for OSHA Compliance

The design requirements for exit routes are found in 29 CFR 1910.36. Here’s a quick look at the basic requirements. Is each exit a permanent part of your facility? [1910.36(a)(1)] Do the construction materials used to separate exits have at least a one-hour fire resistance rating if the exit connects three stories or less? [1910.36(a)(2)] Read More

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7 Ways to Reduce Stress: Your Employees are Stressed Out and it’s Costing More Than You Think

Profitability suffers when workers are overstressed. Loss of productivity, absenteeism, disengagement, turnover, and increased healthcare costs from the many health issues stress can cause like heart disease, obesity, depression, and diabetes just to name a few. In a recent survey released by Keas, 41% of respondents report having above average levels of stress. Of those, Read More

Categories: Safety, Strategy & Industry Insights,
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Does Safety Training for Millennials Differ from Training Employees of Other Generations?

There is a cultural aspect of the times you’ve grown up in, and with Millennials, it’s just become much faster paced.  Whether it’s because of video games or the Internet, everything moves faster.  Today, you can’t really just put people in a classroom and say, “We’re going to do training.”  This is a generation that Read More

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How Clean is the Air Your Employees Breathe?

Most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can cause all kinds of ailments and discomforts, including many that can mimic symptoms of allergies, stress, colds, and flu. These issues can lead to a wellness issue for your company.  Indoor air quality in the workplace is affected by many factors, Read More

Categories: Human Resources, Policy & Regulation,
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Marketplace Health Coverage Enrollment Deadline: March 31

If your company is not currently carrying group health insurance or an employee has not enrolled in private insurance the individual mandate to carry insurance still applies for 2014 and the government marketplace open enrollment is about to end. If you don’t have health insurance, or would like to change your coverage, you still have Read More

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New Overtime Rules on the Horizon

President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum last week directing the Labor Department to develop new overtime rules. While the memorandum does not specify what the rules or new salary thresholds should be, it is directed to salaried workers who make more than the $455 a week threshold set by President Bush in 2004 who Read More