Heat Stress – There’s an App for That!

During hot summer months Workers’ Compensation claims spike with heat-related injuries, accidents, and deaths.  In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports heat-related deaths outnumber flood-, tornado-, and cold-related deaths on average for the past 30 years. The NOAA and Center for Disease Control (CDC), along with other domestic and international partners haveContinue Reading

Start-Up Strong: PEOs Help Keep You Focused

Whether it’s a new start-up company, the start-up of a division or department, or the ramp up for a specific project, it takes a large commitment from management and operations. Enlisting the help of a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can be the key to success. With the changing business climate, a large company made theContinue Reading

Workers’ Compensation: Making Sense of It All

Many people are familiar with the term Workers’ Compensation but few can truly make sense of it all.  Workers’ Compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that pays medical bills and replaces certain lost wages for employees who are injured on the job.  Texas stands alone in allowing employers to forego Workers’ Compensation Insurance, resulting in more thanContinue Reading

2017: What’s In Store for Business?

UniqueHR owner, Garry Bradford is like most American business owners trying to gauge what is in store for 2017, with a new President, new Administration, and new Congress.  Having met recently with investment bankers, bank presidents, business owners, and U.S. and State Legislators, Mr. Bradford describes the overall mood among the group as “optimistically conservative.”Continue Reading

Will 2017 Be the Year of Workers’ Comp ‘Opt-Out’ Legislation?

For 72 years, Texas’ businesses have had enjoyed an option afforded to those of no other state: to forego covering employee injuries under their statutory workers’ compensation program. Now that Oklahoma has allowed its companies a similar option and two other states are considering it, opt-out programs are now on the minds of workers’ compensationContinue Reading

California Chamber: 2016 Labor Law Changes

California businesses take notice: New state laws will soon affect minimum wage, leave, wage equality, reasonable accommodation and motor carrier requirements. Affected businesses need to stay ahead of the changes or face the consequences. Labor Law Changes Minimum Wage Legislation passed in 2013 raised California’s minimum wage would be increased to $10 per hour, effective January 1, 2016.Continue Reading

Reducing Liability Through Efficient Claims Management

Companies today are in a continual state of change to maintain competitiveness. As a result, new processes and variables find their way into the company and can change the dynamics of a company. Planning and anticipation are key activities for just about every phase of business, including dealing with the potential for employee injuries. AccidentContinue Reading

Workers’ Compensation vs. Occupational Accident Insurance [Infographic]

With compensation claims growing over 17% in the last 6 years in the state of Texas, it’s important to ensure your company is protected. But what type of coverage is right for your business? Well, if you’re a Texas business owner and you have questions concerning the differences between Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Accident Insurance,Continue Reading

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