Posts in Workers Compensation
OSHA Penalties to Increase in 2016

On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act), which is a two-year budget deal. One provision in the Act will allow OSHA to increase the maximum penalty amounts it imposes on employers that violate occupational safety and health standards. These increases will become effective Aug. 1, 2016.

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Why it is Important to Review Business Insurance Annually

The majority of new business owners are mostly concerned about everything being favorable for the safety and success of their businesses, which means they must obtain the necessary business insurance. However, complacency can result from success and longevity. For example, if a person started a business 10 years ago with only a small workspace but has an office with multiple workers now, they may still have the same insurance policy they purchased when the business first started. If this is the case, it would be insufficient.

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What Employers Need to Know About Performing Background Checks

When employers look to hire new employees, pre-employment investigations and/or background checks are important to verify the accuracy of the information provided as well as to ensure that the applicant is the best-qualified individual for the open position. With the vast array of online background check options, employers are increasingly taking this convenient path to information seeking.  However, as with most employment practices, there are various state and federal requirements for conducting such checks.  Some of the common checks conducted are listed below, along with some of the pitfalls associated with each.

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Why Insurance Companies May Audit Your Insurance Policy

When your business gets a commercial insurance policy, in many cases the premium assigned isn't final. It's actually an estimate. Insurance carriers assign a premium from an informed estimate, based on prior years of business activities.

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