New Financing and Tax Relief for Businesses Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by NAPEO on Mar 31, 2020 4:00:00 PM

President Trump recently signed legislation that includes important provisions to help you keep your employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis. These benefits are potentially available to all employers and, in some cases, the federal government will cover many of the costs of continuing to pay your employees for some time. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Payroll Taxes

How to Recognize and Prevent Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Whether it’s a fake injury or a crooked doctor, workers’ compensation claimant fraud and medical fraud are significant contributors to the nation’s annual $30 billion insurance fraud problem – and false claims cost everyone. Employees, employers, and even health care providers can commit workers' compensation fraud.

Because worker’s compensation insurance is a no-fault method of paying workers for medical expenses and wage losses due to on-the-job injuries, fraudulent claims are a tempting target for criminals. Here are ways to recognize and prevent fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How a Solid Workplace Safety Program Can Save You

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Workplace safety is not something to take lightly. In fact, having a solid safety program can save you in a big way. In 2015, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. When you break that down, that means three in every 100 full-time workers, has an accident on the job. What does that mean to you? Workplace accidents cost employers $250 Billion every year. When you think about accidents, think:

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Risk Management, workplace safety

6 Workplace Hazards You Need to Be Aware Of

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The most common workplace hazards include safety hazards like slip-and-falls or electrical hazards. But there are also ergonomic workplace hazards, environmental, chemical and others. Whether your company sets up shop on a job site or in an office, these are the workplace hazards you should be aware of in order to promote workplace safety. The following list helps break down the six most common workplace hazards as defined by OSHA.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety

4 Best Practices for Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Creating a safety culture in the workplace is one of the best ways to keep your employees accident-free. Not only does everyone return home safely, it can lower your workers’ compensation risk – and therefore, your premium. Your employees will appreciate it, too, and want to participate in looking out for themselves, each other and the organization as a whole.

A safety culture in the workplace doesn’t just mean certain workers will do things like wear the proper protective equipment or maintain machinery – it means your crew will work together to make sure everyone is following the proper procedures and staying aware of hazards. Here are four best practices for creating a safety culture in the workplace – and maintaining it.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Risk Management, safety culture, workplace safety

How a Safety Culture in the Workplace Can Sustain Your Business

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The following article appeared in the Engineering News-Record ( which provides engineering and construction news, analysis and data for construction industry professionals. Read on to learn how creating a safety culture in the workplace can sustain your business.

Workplace sustainability seeks to maintain a safe, functional and healthy work environment—concepts most contractors would certainly agree are vital to success.

But workplace sustainability has not traditionally been integrated into broader conversations about economic and social sustainability. This results in lost opportunities, not only for workers, but also for the business, for stakeholder engagement and supply chain improvement. Let’s start with some basics:

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Risk Management

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