Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines the differences between market and cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) pay increases. The culture in most public sector organizations provides employees annual pay increases for longevity and changes in the cost of living. (HR News magazine, 10/2013)
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Nanny cams can't capture all of your potential risks. These days, hiring a nanny requires more than interviews. You become a household employer with all of the issues that come with that role, including the liabilities. (The New York Times, 10/11/13)
Accidents happen every day and for many reasons. Usually, they're the result of people, equipment or surroundings failing to perform as expected. A thorough accident investigation procedure is an important part of any safety program. It helps an employer understand what caused the accident and what can be done to prevent a recurrence.
Cross-contamination occurs when workers spread contaminants around the worksite and into their homes through soiled clothing, shoes or skin contact. However, if a worker does not properly wash, remove or decontaminate soiled personal protective equipment (PPE) after work, they can spread the contaminants further when they leave.
Emergencies are never planned, but you can take steps to increase your disaster preparedness at work and at home. Identify your risks at work such as hazards and even the potential for natural disasters in your area and make a comprehensive emergency plan based on those issues.
The social media revolution has affected every industry, yet it poses unique challenges for the healthcare sector. Given the presence of social media in the workplace, this can make protecting patient information and other confidential data extremely difficult for healthcare providers.
The risks and issues associated with sports-related concussions have reached a heightened level of public awareness―particularly for young athletes. It’s now understood that a concussion has the potential to result in short- and long-term changes in brain function or even death. Guidelines on identifying and treating this are critical.
This Article Includes: Departments Release Additional Guidance on HRAs, Health FSAs, and EAPs, HHS Final Rule Offers Guidance on Marketplaces, SHOPs, and Eligibility Appeals, IRS Issues Proposed Rule on Small Employer Tax Credit, Federal SHOP Marketplace Enrollment Delayed', IRS Clarifies Preventive Care Coverage under HDHPs, CMS Releases SHOP FAQs Related to Webinar Series, Questions and Answers for Employers
A large national department store chain was building a new 800-acre home office park with a projected 1,200 employees on site at the peak of construction. The project was plagued by numerous job site accidents, and there was no project-specific safety and health plan in effect. Changes needed to be implemented immediately without jeopardizing the project.
A defense contractor, who had won a bid on a U.S. military contract outside of the U.S., needed international insurance coverages including Defense Base Act coverage. The organization's broker didn’t have the expertise or resources to obtain the complex international coverages and work could not begin until they did.