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NLRB Moves to Restore Joint-Employer Standard

NLRB Moves to Restore Joint-Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a proposed rule that would roll back an Obama-era board decision on joint-employer status for companies that hire subcontractors or use staffing or temp agency workers. The decision by the NLRB in 2015 overturned a...
Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Drug and alcohol use by employees on or off the job is a troublesome societal plague that has put many employers on the defensive. Research by the U.S. Department of Labor shows that between 10% and 20% of the nation’s workers who die on the job test positive for...
Preventing Indoor Air Quality Problems

Preventing Indoor Air Quality Problems

Poor indoor air quality in the workplace can affect the health, comfort and well-being of your employees, leading to reduced productivity, time away from work and even workers’ comp implications. Due to the severity of the problem nationwide, Federal OSHA has...
Fifteen Warning Signs of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Fifteen Warning Signs of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation fraud costs the insurance industry roughly $5 billion each year, according to estimates by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. And depending on whom you ask, fraud accounts for as much as 10% of the costs of all workers’ comp claims. This type...
More Firms Ban Smartphones at Work for Safety Reasons

More Firms Ban Smartphones at Work for Safety Reasons

More and more employers are banning cell phones in the workplace because they are distracting enough to be a serious safety issue for workers. Most notably, General Motors has banned all employees, including its CEO, from walking around with their mobile phones while...