Top 5 Workers Compensation Claims


Clumsy people have continued to spark laughter and lighten up the workplace for years. million people in the US suffered a non-fatal workplace injury or illness last year, which equates to about 3.5 cases per 100 full-time workers. Workers Compensation Insurance 101.

Danger, Workplace Danger. What Now?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Danger, Workplace Danger. When you combine a money geared mindset with a profession that has almost twice as many workplace injuries as other private sectors, the result isn’t always a safe workplace. The post Danger, Workplace Danger.

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Workplace Injury? What to Do If You’re Hurt at Work

Ms. Career Girl

The post Workplace Injury? If you’re hurt at work, you’re probably entitled to workerscompensation benefits. Workerscompensation is insurance provided by your employer to cover any work-related injuries. The post Workplace Injury?

2016 170

The #HRBasics Guide to OSHA Workplace & Safety Reporting


Blogging4Jobs is bringing you a special two-week series on basics in the workplace. For the last seven years, no one had documented on any type of OSHA form our workplace incidents so I started with the less than desirable task of manually work through 7 years of employee incident document to bring us in compliance and avoid a hefty fine as required by the OSHA governing body. It was established in 1971 with the goal of keeping workers safe and healthy on the job.

2014 101

“After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Two years of severance seems to hardly be fair compensation for what has happened. However, you may very well have a right to file a claim for “WorkersCompensation” benefits. That’s because most states have set up a separate system for those who are injured “on the job,” which is called “WorkersCompensation.” Question: I was employed for five years as a Vice President at a company in Illinois.

2011 109

“I fear workplace violence; what should I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I’ve been a victim of a physical altercation with a co-worker. Answer: Dear Bill: Workplace violence is a very, very serious subject, and one that all employees and employers, and all others, really need to treat in a serious fashion. federal workplace safety laws, employers are responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for their employees. Most states have laws similar workplace safety laws and agencies.

2012 109

Ep 70 – How Social Media Is Used in Workplace Investigations


As social media grows in popularity and adoption by your workforce, it’s important to consider how you might be using social media information in your workplace investigations. Episode 70: Social Media’s Role in Background Checks and Workplace Investigations with Eli Rosenblatt ( @pdxinvestigator ). The Perils of Video Streaming Technologies Like Periscope as Part of Workplace Investigations. How Social Media Is Used in Workplace Investigations .

“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. Were my rights violated?&# “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Resolving Workplace Disputes P.

2010 141

4 Tips for Navigating Workers’ Comp in Your Business

Evil HR Lady

Workers’ comp covers your employees should they get injured while on the job. According to GTM Payroll Service’s list of WorkersCompensation Requirements, it’s mandatory for your company to have workerscompensation insurance in most states. The last thing you want is a workplace injury and no coverage available. The post 4 Tips for Navigating Workers’ Comp in Your Business appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2018 133

Knowing Your Legal Rights as an Intern

Ms. Career Girl

This means those who participate in internships will not be compensated for their time spent in the office. If an intern faced discrimination in the workplace, they were unable to do much about it. WorkersCompensation Coverage for Interns.

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Illness or Injury, and related job difficulties raise many issues, including sick day availability, FMLA rights, disability insurance, and workers compensation. More and more I have seen employers agree to provide, as a disability accommodation, the right of an employee to work from home a few days a week, especially where in-office workplace accommodation is difficult. “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” ” - Mark Twain.

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What You’re Entitled To After Being Hurt On The Job

Career Realism

Simply put, workerscompensation is a type of legally mandated insurance that covers employees who are hurt on the job. Due to the scale of workerscompensation programs, the impact on public health organizations is high. Workplace career

How to Bounce Back from Stress at Work

Ms. Career Girl

The hard part about workplace stress is that it not only affects your performance at work, it can often bleed into life outside of your job. If you’re experiencing workplace stress, bouncing back can help to improve all areas of life.

2019 242

When Your Return to Work Process is Reminiscent of Herding Cats


One department manages workerscompensation, another manages disability claims, and your HR team manages FMLA absences, or it’s outsourced to a third party. Previous workplace injuries are a key predictor of future events.

2015 133

Avoiding Office Injuries: Keeping Workers Safe and Saving Money


According to Liberty Mutual’s Workplace Safety Index for 2011, virtually all of the workplace accidents that lead to workerscompensation claims can happen in the office. In 2009, workplace injuries cost US companies $50.1 How Safety Impacts Work Incidents.

2012 126

What to Know When Suing Your Employer

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Suffered Harassment There are many differing forms of harassment which can occur in the workplace. Harassment in the workplace does not necessarily need to come from your employer, it can come from a colleague or coworker, a vendor, a client, or a manager.

2019 52

Who’s On the Dirty Dozen List of Employers?


Unsafe workplaces are a topic of discussion around the world, including in the United States. When workers are in an unsafe environment, the consequences can be far-reaching. Four out of five nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital say they’ve been victims of workplace violence.

2019 163

4 Signs You Should Bail From Your Job While You Can

Ms. Career Girl

If your workplace seems to be the epicenter of various criminal activities, now might be the time to bail. If you have managers who don’t do enough to prevent the crime that occurs at your workplace, now is the time to begin looking for another job.

2016 148

The Top 10 Workology Podcast Episodes for HR and Recruitment Practitioners


I launched my Workology Podcast designed as a place for senior HR and recruitment leaders to discuss the art and science of the workplace, HR and recruitment. 4 – Ep 28 – FMLA, WorkersCompensation & Disability Update.

2016 95

My Favorite HR Specialty Bloggers


Ann Bares , Compensation Café Ann specializes in simplifying today’s workplace compensation plans. Suzanne Benoit , Benoit Consulting Services Suzanne is dedicated to helping management create and keep a healthy workplace culture.

2013 131

Single Disengaged Worker Costs Company $4,621 in Lost Revenue in 2014


Check out RevolutionHR’s Indiegogo Campaign called MaximusLife and help change employee productivity in YOUR workplace. . Workers Compensation Insurance & Claims. Suddenly, that the cost of workplace disengagement is real and is much more of a priority.

2014 138

“Due to anxiety attacks, I am on FMLA leave; will I be fired when I return?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

So, in our analysis of your workplace predicament, and what to do about it, I hope we agree that your regaining your health should be your number one goal, and the “guiding needle on your “compass.” . If you believe that your anxiety attacks may be caused by something or someone at work, you may qualify for Workers Compensation that could be lost if you simply resign. Workers Compensation cases are generally handled by experienced, specialized Workers Compensation attorneys.

2013 116

Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Pet to Work

The Corporate Con/noisseur

With stress being one of the largest contributors to employee absenteeism, burnout, and decreased morale, allowing a pet inclusive workplace may decrease stress in your staff. This could lead to some legal issues and may complicate your workerscompensation policy.

2019 52

“How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” “How How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” Published on May 29th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have been bullied by three co-workers for the last three months. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

5 Things You Should Expect from a Manual Labor Job

Ms. Career Girl

They included reduced risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other health conditions that more sedentary workers face. Most notably, you won’t have to worry about the loss of muscle tone in a manual labor job the way an office worker might.

2017 139

Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

During Your FMLA Leave of Absence – SEEK WORKERS COMPENSATION? If you and your doctor believe your condition was caused by something at work, and do not think you will be able to return to work, you might consider seeking Workers Compensation, which is a state-run program that compensates employees “injured on the job” for both (a) lost wages and (b) medical expense. SkloverWorkingWisdom™ – Self-Help Action Plan 1. Totally Frazzled from Work?

2015 100

What the Heck is FMLA Leave?!


Workers Compensation – this is a paid leave granted to people who were injured while executing their job duties. There are lots of leave laws that employers must abide to in order to keep compliant in their workplace.

2015 130

Take These Crucial Steps to Rebuild Your Career After an Accident

Corn on the Job

million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers” in 2017. Outside of the workplace, about 3 million individuals in the U.S. Take These Crucial Steps to Rebuild Your Career After an Accident.

2019 52

Prevent FMLA Tracking from Becoming a 4 Letter Word


Be able to know which FMLA leave becomes a disability leave, run FMLA leave concurrent with workerscompensation leave, etc. How do you manage FMLA in your workplace? . Managing FMLA leave is difficult.

2014 142

“Does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

So, a client of an independent contractor is not required by law to provide that independent contractor with the things it has to, by law, provide its employees, including (a) a safe workplace; (b) overtime; (c) unemployment insurance; (d) workerscompensation; or (e) social security contributions. Question : If an independent contractor is a subcontractor to a business, can the independent contractor bid against that business on a totally unrelated project?

Graduate to Moving Faster on Your Job Hunt

Resume Bear

Worse yet, although age discrimination is against the law, we all know that it occurs each and every day in the workplace among companies nationwide. As someone that was out of full-time work for nearly a year and a half not too far back, I know how difficult the job hunt can be.

2012 252

14 #HR Metrics & Formulas to Improve Human Capital Efficiency


Worker’s Compensation Cost Per Employee = total workers compensation cost for year / average number of employees. Worker’s Compensation Incident Rate = (number of injuries and/or illnesses per 100 full-time employees ? This is an important metric in my mind when looking at succession planning and forecasting staffing areas of opportunity as older workers begin to consider retirement.

2014 95

Incentive Programs for the Hourly Workforce


We made it simple for managers to administer and easy for employees to understand…and whoosh it lowered workers compensation claims and costs. Bring some friendly competition to the workplace.

2013 144

“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : If you are a “contract,” temporary, “contingent,” seasonal, “leased,” “outsource,” or “independent” worker, in the eyes of the law you may well be an employee and, what may seem odd to some people, of two companies. But these Nurses are being denied overtime, the right to file sexual harassment complaints, paid vacation, and at times workplace safety protections. Whether the worker was on the premises of the company for whom they toiled; ii.

2015 109

Keeping Up Appearances in Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

Looks do count in the workplace. I was not surprised to read that the better looking you are, the better you fare in the workplace. Overweight employees stand to suffer the most financial loss due to discrimination in the workplace. And what about ageism in the workplace?

2012 94

The Role of HIPAA Laws for Employers & HR


Also known as OHR or Employee Health Records , these are a result of a post-offer employee physical, workers compensation or other workplace injury under OSHA. Managers or HR from sharing healthcare informatio n with co-workers or the boss. Workplace or office gossip. While the workplace grapevine is never fun, the sharing of personal information like a cancer diagnosis isn’t typically HIPAA protected. The Role of HIPAA Laws in Human Resources.

2016 67

Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

The most common scenario seen by employment lawyers and Courts is for employers to try to characterize true employees as independent contractors in order to save money on such things as (a) employee benefits, such as vacation, sick days and health insurance; and (b) legally required payments, such as unemployment, Social Security contributions, and workerscompensation coverage. . “If you are not happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you get.”. - Unknown.

“Toxic smell in the office: what can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

When matters of workplace health and safety arise, we first consider state and federal workplace health and safety agencies. This will help you whether (i) you need to apply for unemployment, (ii) you discover you have legal rights for any firing, and (iii) if your health suffers, and you cannot work, your probable right to WorkersCompensation and/or Short Term Disability benefits. Question: My question relates to a drain located in the small office where I work.

2012 109

10 Twitter Profiles Of Public Health Advocates

Career Realism

Twitter also serves as a wonderful networking tool, letting public health workers communicate with one another, disseminating information and opportunities. Lynch Ryan is a consulting firm specialized in workers compensation cost control systems.

Don’t Believe “The Big ‘At Will’ Lie”: 117 Reasons an “At Will” Employee Cannot Be Fired, and There’s Plenty More

Sklover Working Wisdom

In like fashion, the law says, in effect, to people who want to be employers, “There are certain rules you must follow if you want to get into an employment relation, including (a) the legal obligation to pay at least a minimum hourly wage, (b) the legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, (c) the legal obligation to provide workerscompensation insurance, and (d) the legal obligation to pay overtime to that employee, among others.

2011 157

“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : As it is with every other aspect of the employment relation, it pays to know “the rules” of your workplace related to vacation rights and vacation pay, so that you don’t unknowingly violate them, but instead follow them, and make sure others follow them, as well, to your best advantage. . Generally, executive employees are provided more vacation time than clerical workers. . “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take.

2014 125

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

There are workplaces where it’s a normal part of the culture for the boss to ask employees to pick up lunch or coffee, or even run other personal errands, under the theory that part of your job is to help make your boss more productive.

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