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

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

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

Taking the Hardship out of Hardship Distributions

For plan years beginning after December 31, 2018, changes made with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 will ease some of the administrative burdens plan administrators and participants encounter when a hardship distribution is requested. One of the key changes is the removal of the six-month deferral suspension. A common plan mistake occurs when an [...]

By | 2018-08-03T13:23:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

How to Establish a Fleet Safety Program

Protecting the safety of your drivers and the public With fleet vehicle accidents among the costliest injury claims for a business, it’s no surprise that vehicle safety is a significant concern for businesses. The costs of vehicle and driver downtime can quickly add up. Implementing a comprehensive fleet safety program can help you ensure the [...]

By | 2018-08-03T13:06:22+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Industry Insights|0 Comments