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Workplace Safety Boosted by Technology

Workplace Safety Boosted by Technology

More than 14 people a day died while doing their jobs in 2016, highlighting the need for safety and procedural enhancements at their workplaces. Employers are starting to embrace new technology, such as the following, in an effort to improve
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Eldercare Facilities and Pollution

Eldercare Facilities and Pollution

In a still struggling economy, eldercare is one of the few growth industries in the United States and is expected to continue expanding. As you likely realize, eldercare is a very unique industry as well, and faces its own distinct
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Proposed Rule Would Expand Options for HRAs

Proposed Rule Would Expand Options for HRAs

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a proposed rule that would expand the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Effective in 2020, the proposed rule would: Allow
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FCRA Compliance for Employers Using Consumer Background Checks

FCRA Compliance for Employers Using Consumer Background Checks

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that restricts how consumer information may be gathered, shared and used. While many of its requirements apply only to businesses that compile and provide consumer information (such as credit or
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The Dangers of Job Site Cellphone Use

The Dangers of Job Site Cellphone Use

According to a recent study, the average person checks their cellphone 100 times a day. While there is a time and a place for cellphones, using it at the job site can be extremely dangerous. If you’re distracted for just
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Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

When winter comes and brings the snow and cold with it, it’s time to store your recreational vehicle—or any vehicles that won’t be in use—to avoid damage from the harsh weather and roads and to ensure it’s in good working
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Halloween: Have a Spooky, Safe Day

Halloween: Have a Spooky, Safe Day

Do you remember how much fun it was to get dressed up as your favorite action hero, cartoon character or princess and go door to door for Halloween treats? Well, your children can now experience that same joy. Just as
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Post-Accident Drug Testing

Post-Accident Drug Testing

As an employer, your number one goal is to be committed to protecting the safety and well-being of all employees in the workplace. Drug abuse poses a significant threat towards that goal. For this reason, it is vital to establish
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Frequent Check-ins: Rethinking Performance Reviews

Frequent Check-ins: Rethinking Performance Reviews

It’s no secret that employees and employers alike have reservations about annual performance reviews. Some employees view them as a waste of time and many employers find it difficult to argue against that. According to management research firm CEB, 42
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ACA Reporting Final Forms for 2018 Released

ACA Reporting Final Forms for 2018 Released

In late Sept. 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2018 ACA forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. 2018 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (and related instructions) are used by applicable large
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What You Should Know About the DOT New Entrant Safety Audit

What You Should Know About the DOT New Entrant Safety Audit

New entrants looking to conduct interstate operations within the United States need to pass a safety audit before being legally registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). What does the safety audit consist of? The safety audit will consist
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Facebook Security Breach Affects Nearly 50 Million Accounts

Facebook Security Breach Affects Nearly 50 Million Accounts

On Sept. 28, 2018, Facebook announced that nearly 50 million user accounts were compromised in a data breach. The breach, which can be traced back to July 2017, is one of the largest in the company’s 14-year history. Facebook Vulnerability
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National Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 7-13 – Safety Matters: Fire Safety

National Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 7-13 – Safety Matters: Fire Safety

October 7th to 13th is National Fire Safety Week and it never hurts to remind yourself how easily a fire could be sparked in your environment. Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types. It’s up to you
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The Good Student Discount

The Good Student Discount

Teens and young adults often face hefty auto insurance premiums because, statistically, they are more likely to get into car accidents. The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that the crash rate for those between the ages of 16-19 is 2.7
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Night Driving 101 | Driver Safely Work Week: Oct. 1-5

Night Driving 101 | Driver Safely Work Week: Oct. 1-5

Did you know that the rate of traffic deaths while night driving is three times greater than driving during the day? It is more difficult to see hazards ahead on the road, and often the lack of scenery can be
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