5 Ways Small-Business Owners Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs

Posted by David Wedoski, CRIS on Oct 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Workers’ compensation costs aren’t reflected simply by the cost of insurance premiums. The biggest factor of cost associated with workers’ compensation is the cost of actual workplace accidents. Between lost time, medical costs, attorney fees, and business disruption, even a relatively minor workplace accident can be costly and time-consuming. And to make a bad situation worse, once you’ve had workplace accidents and/or safety violations, your insurance premiums will most likely rise.

To stay off that slippery slope, here are five things you can do to reduce your workers’ compensation costs across the board.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Turning Risk Control Into Risk Management Savings [Webinar]

Posted by FrankCrum on Oct 17, 2016 9:50:04 AM

As an employer it's not what you say your employees should do to prevent injuries; it's the “culture” behind how you enforce those rules that sets the bar for your employees’ actions to prevent them. 

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Topics: Payroll, Workers' Compensation, Risk Management, Webinar

35th Anniversary: Top 3 Things We've Learned

Posted by Frank W. Crum, Jr., President and CEO on Oct 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s rewarding to look back over three and a half decades of supporting employers as a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). Some of us have been here since Day 1, and others have only a short history of experience here to ponder, but I think all of us share the sentiment that this place is special. I think that uniqueness comes from the fact that we exist to “serve” businesses to enable greater success and stability. In serving them we also grow and learn many incredible things. Here are just a few:

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Topics: Human Resources

After the DOL Ruling: Paying Your Employees Properly [Webinar]

Posted by FrankCrum on Sep 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Now that the final ruling has been issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), millions more employees will be reclassified as non-exempt – which means employers will have more rules to be aware of in order to properly pay these employees.

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Topics: Payroll, Webinar

Who Can Vote? Voting Leave Laws for 2016

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Sep 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Many employees consider voting to be one of their fundamental rights and may even say that voting is their duty. Because of the immensely important status voting has in the eyes of the government and many citizens, most states have laws that protect an employee’s right to vote. 

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

3 Areas Where Payroll Best Practices are Key

Posted by Colleen Rowe on Sep 9, 2016 11:47:57 AM

Most people only think of payroll when it comes time to receive their checks, but the fact is that payroll is an ongoing process that takes place every day.  Much of that process is invisible to the average employee, but we all benefit from the team that consistently “gets it right.” Misunderstanding one aspect of the day-to-day payroll process can put a company out of compliance with state or federal laws or may cause an employee to not be paid correctly for the time they’ve worked.  

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Topics: Payroll