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The Importance of Effective Driver Safety Training

In 2018, there were over 450,000 police-reported large truck accidents, with an average cost of $148,000 each.  Minimizing the number of incidents that occur should be a top priority for any business employing professional drivers. According to OSHA's Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes, implementing effective driver safety programs "can greatly reduce the risks [...]

By |2020-10-21T15:34:12-04:00October 21st, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

The Value of Outsourced Safety Professionals

Navigating the world of risk, compliance and regulation has become increasingly complicated for companies looking to leverage the value of a comprehensive safety program. While adequate safety training, mock OSHA walkthroughs, and safety consultation can help you mitigate your general risk, how do you address the specific, day-to-day safety issues that arise in the workplace? [...]

By |2020-09-30T13:10:15-04:00September 30th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

A day to celebrate your 401(k)!

September 11th, 2020 is National 401(k) Day! Started by the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), National 401(k) Day is a holiday dedicated to promoting retirement plan savings education. It’s a day for employers and plan sponsors to provide information to employees on the importance of planning and saving for retirement and how to do [...]

By |2020-09-10T08:18:40-04:00September 10th, 2020|Retirement|0 Comments

The Benefits of On-Site Safety Representatives

For most employers, the health and safety of their workers is a paramount concern. Not only do your workers rely on you to provide them with necessary safety training, effective strategies, and proper equipment, but regulatory bodies like OSHA and the BWC are constantly on the lookout for major and minor safety infractions. For small and [...]

By |2020-08-04T12:16:59-04:00August 5th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

IRS Issues Additional Deadline Relief

As owners and operators continue to cope with the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS has issued Notice 2020-23, which expands on previous guidance and provides additional deadline relief for certain federal tax returns, forms, schedules, payments, and other required actions. The notice applies to specified filing obligations or actions that would otherwise [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:17:20-04:00April 29th, 2020|Retirement|0 Comments

The Impact of the SECURE Act

This past holiday season, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. It was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and is the most sweeping legislation to impact retirement plans since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The retirement industry as a whole is diligently reading through the legislation. There [...]

By |2020-02-25T15:21:40-05:00February 25th, 2020|Retirement|0 Comments

The True Value of Modified Duty Off-Site Return to Work

In an increasingly competitive business environment, companies are continuously searching for ways to control costs and improve their bottom lines. With an estimated total cost of over $161 billion, nonfatal workers’ compensation claims can have a devastating impact on any company. In 2017 alone, workplace injuries led to 104 million lost work days and approximately [...]

By |2020-02-19T09:14:44-05:00February 19th, 2020|Absence Management|0 Comments

The Benefits of a Modified Duty Off-Site Return-to-Work Program

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported in 2018. With employers in a number of industries unable to provide light- or modified-duty accommodations, injured workers are forced to spend days, weeks, or even months at home recuperating. This extended time away from the job can have [...]

By |2020-02-17T12:45:11-05:00February 17th, 2020|Absence Management|0 Comments

Choosing the Right Payroll Processor

With a seemingly endless number of rules and regulations surrounding payroll, small and medium-sized business owners understand that streamlining this process can be key to the long-term success of their companies. Failing to successfully navigate this complicated regulatory landscape can lead to costly fines and penalties that could spell disaster for any business. That’s why [...]

By |2019-09-12T14:23:08-04:00September 12th, 2019|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Ask Your Administrator: Top 5 FSA Open Enrollment Questions

With 2019 right around the corner, many companies are gearing up for their benefits open enrollment, which can be a stressful time for everyone. The choices you make in the coming months will affect your coverage for the next year. To help alleviate confusion and assist in making more informed decisions regarding the Flexible Spending [...]

By |2019-06-12T12:07:11-04:00September 23rd, 2018|Fringe Benefits|0 Comments