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Are your independent contractors really employees? 17 “Tests” to Decide: Employee or Independent Contractor “I don't have any employees; they are all independent contractors." “What makes them independent contractors," the agent asks. “I pay them using a 1099." READ MORE >>

Weed at Work: Is Cannabis Covered Under State Benefit Programs? By Dean Rocco and Noelle Sheehan February 14, 2019 Although federal and state marijuana laws may conflict, many state laws support medical use of the drug in connection with disability and medical leave management. READ MORE >>

Workers comp costs on the rise as mega claims grow 2016 saw an uptick in so-called mega claims (claims of $10 million or more), which is having a large impact on the workers compensation industry. By Joel Kranc | September 11, 2018 at 10:10 AM READ MORE >>

Can you Controll Workers Compensation Claims with Accident and Disability Benefits? For most employers in the United States today, mitigating workers compensation claims is a key component of a company’s overall cost management strategy. Rightly so – the actual costs of a single workers compensation claim can be staggering. READ MORE >>

Using innovative tools to diagnose workers’ comp injuries Some workers' comp professionals are using technology to develop innovations in getting injured workers back on the job. By Nancy Grover | June 04, 2018 at 06:00 AM READ MORE >>

5 reasons to consider an injury-prevention and treatment program A few simple changes to the workplace and processes can lead to substantial workers' comp cost savings for employers.  By Nicole Chaudet | February 08, 2018 at 01:00 AM   READ MORE >>

Examining the most common — and costly — cause of construction injury claims Researchers at Nationwide examine the most common and costly cause of workers' compensation claims, and offer tips to prevent these incidents. By Danielle Ling | May 17, 2018 at 12:00 AM READ MORE >>

Florida approves 1.8% workers comp rate cut The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has approved a 1.8 percent rate decrease for workers’ compensation insurance in Florida. The decrease was filed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in a law-only filing res... READ MORE >>

Marijuana as an Accommodation in the Workplace: Clearing the Haze So, you’re a Florida resident and you’ve got a medical marijuana card for your medical condition. Think you’re cool to light up for that medical condition with no repercussions at work? Tread carefully… READ MORE >>

3 proactive ways to address the opioid crisis in the workplace Employers are in a unique position to take preventative measures within the workplace to prevent opioid-related deaths.   Our nation’s opioid crisis is becoming a growing epidemic in today’s workplaces as well. READ MORE >>

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