Impact of the ACA on Workers’ Compensation


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not directly address workers’ compensation issues, but some aspects of the health care reform law will most likely have an impact on workers’ compensation costs and practices.  Benefits for Workers’ Compensation One of the main goals of the ACA is to provide citizens greater access to health care. Greater […]

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Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety


Quiet Vehicles Pose a Risk to Unaware Pedestrians Electric cars from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers continue to make headlines, but anyone who’s had one sneak up behind them while on foot knows how quiet they are. These vehicles, along with hybrid cars, run much more quietly than gas-powered cars and can pose a serious […]

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Cyber Attacks Endanger Commercial Control Systems

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More than ever before, organizations are aware of the potential financial impact of cyber attacks. Many wrongfully assume that the steep, monetary burden of a cyber attack is exclusively tied to damaged digital assets, lost records, and the price of investigating and reporting a breach. While those expenses represent a considerable hit, damage to an […]

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FLSA Amendment – Tip Regulations


FLSA Amendment Prohibits Employers from Retaining Tips, Allows Tip Pooling A 2018 spending bill enacted on March 23, 2018, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to: Prohibit employers from retaining employees’ tips, regardless of whether the tip credit is used; and Eliminate prior regulations that barred tip pooling when employers pay tipped employees at […]

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Data From Facebook Accounts Exposed


Data From 87 Million Facebook Accounts Exposed Facebook recently announced that political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, obtained information from up to 87 million accounts without their users’ consent. Experts believe that collected data could include locations, interests, photos, status updates and more. Facebook applications and third-party services can normally request access to an account’s information. […]

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Bitcoin: Weighing the Risks and Benefits


Before deciding to accept bitcoin as a form of payment, companies should carefully take into account the risks and coverage options, considering that bitcoin is experimental and still in active development. Because bitcoin is a new invention, its future is unpredictable and the use of and accepting it as a form of payment should be […]

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Offering Multiple Health Plans

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According to the Employer Health Benefits 2017 Annual Survey, 58 percent of covered workers are employed in a firm that offers more than one type of health insurance plan. Employers nationwide are realizing the positive impact that offering multiple health plans can have on their employee engagement, retention and recruiting efforts.  More Plans, More Choice […]

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Emergency Preparedness for Farmworkers

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Farms, like most workplaces, face unexpected emergencies and disasters, which can be natural or man-made. To help lessen the impact of these events, employers and supervisors should develop and exercise emergency action plans (EAPs), which prepare workers for emergencies and disasters before they occur. What is an Emergency Action Plan? An EAP identifies and organizes […]

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Direct Primary Care

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As a means to reduce rising health care costs, innovative solutions are rising to the surface. One such solution is known as direct primary care (DPC). What is DPC? In this model, physicians, pediatricians and internists charge a monthly membership fee that covers most of what the average patient needs, including visits and drugs at […]

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What To Do If Your Car Is Stolen


Did You Know? Because of their value, vehicles are popular targets for criminals. In fact, on lists of global vehicle theft statistics, you’ll find that the United States consistently ranks near the top. In the event that your vehicle is stolen, you will need to react quickly in order to have a smooth insurance claims […]

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