Ladder Safety Tips

Keep your employees safe even at great heights The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) advises that ladders are a serious source of injury and fatality, particularly for those in the construction industry. Even seemingly minor falls can result in time off the job. Keep your employees safe and protect your bottom line by making [...]

By | 2018-08-17T09:12:58+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

Employee Driven Culture

Some owners or managers might be hesitant at first, but an employee-driven culture model is often the most successful and highest achieving model. An employee-driven culture allows all team members to contribute to the management and execution of goals. As your team works together to reach a goal or to tackle an issue, they begin [...]

By | 2018-08-16T11:25:21+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Blog, Human Resources|0 Comments

Recruiting on a Limited Budget

Strategies that won’t break the bank When you operate a small or mid-size business, it can seem daunting to go toe-to-toe trying to hire new talent against larger companies with seemingly endless budgets for recruiting. With the right strategies and putting your resources to use where they best serve your needs, you don’t have to [...]

By | 2018-08-15T13:54:37+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Blog, Human Resources, Industry Insights|0 Comments

Workers’ Compensation and Independent Contractors

Workers’ compensation insurance allows employers to provide for the health and safety of their employees following a workplace injury. Since independent contractors are not considered employees, they are not eligible to be covered under an employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. The injuries sustained by independent contractors on your worksite can leave your company open to liability, [...]

By | 2018-08-14T11:31:39+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights|0 Comments

When Top Talent Resigns

Don’t let a resignation ruin your company It’s never pleasant when a valued employee resigns. Making sure your business stays on track and that your other employees remain productive should be your top priority following the departure of a key employee. Taking the right steps following a resignation can help stop talent drain, increase your [...]

By | 2018-08-13T13:38:54+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Blog, Human Resources, Industry Insights|0 Comments

Safe and Sound Week

August 13 - August 19, 2018 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is kicking off Safe and Sound Week August 13-19, 2018. Safe and Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include worker participation, management leadership, and a systematic approach to [...]

By | 2018-08-09T16:09:12+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Blog, Human Resources, Industry Insights|0 Comments

Health Insurance Fines: ACA and ERISA

Federal enforcement efforts are increasing the number of fines issued Noncompliance with group health plan mandates, particularly the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), can leave you in hot water with the federal enforcement agencies tasked with overseeing these mandates. The potential fines resulting from noncompliance can be damaging [...]

By | 2018-08-08T16:14:16+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Blog, Human Resources, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

MCO Selection Tips for New Employers

Working with the right partner can save you time and money Workers’ compensation costs can take a serious toll on your company’s bottom line. The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation requires all employers that pay into the state fund to have a managed care organization (MCO) to manage their claims, and the cost is already [...]

By | 2018-08-08T13:47:25+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights|0 Comments

Workers’ Compensation and Volunteers

A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations As so many other Ohio nonprofit organizations, yours probably relies on the daily time and talent contributions of volunteers to achieve your mission. Generally, volunteers are not considered employees. Thus, they are not entitled to coverage under the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) system. Since volunteers at your nonprofit [...]

By | 2018-08-07T14:01:44+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights|0 Comments

Independent Contractors: Correctly Classifying 1099s

Tips to help you avoid misclassification The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 10.3 million workers throughout the United States, or seven percent of the total workforce, are classified by businesses as independent contractors. With independent contractors representing such a large portion of the workforce, it is, perhaps, unsurprising that the Department of [...]

By | 2018-08-03T14:23:46+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments