HR

The New Year Brings New Employer Liabilities with AB 1897

AB 1897 was signed into law by California’s Governor Brown and became effective on January 1, 2015. This new legislation creates additional financial and legal liabilities when an employer contracts for labor. All employers need to understand the implications of this legislation in terms of staffing, financial obligations, and legal responsibilities. Three Things You Need […]

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Supervisors & Your Bottom Line

The supervisor’s role in operating a financially successful organization is an often-overlooked management issue. Think of the supervisor as a sergeant in the military: they train, lead, & manage the troops to get the mission accomplished. They’re practical, driven to get the job done, & usually know more about a business’s production details than the […]

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Driving Dangerously?

With the changing season, it is a good time to think about how we, and others who are behind the wheel for us, drive under differ weather conditions. In a recent newsletter, Risk Manager Charles Wilson, shares some facts about driving and reminds us how damaging Driving Dangerously can be. Charles briefs us about employer […]

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Three Human Resource Issues that Leave Employers Vulnerable

You may have noticed an increased number of articles in the local and national media about employment issues. Two recent articles—one in the New York Times and one in the Sacramento Business Journal—both discussed employment litigation and situations where employers create problems for themselves. Why is this becoming such a prevalent issue? The short answer […]

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Local & National Data Should Be a Wakeup Call to Employers

Recent articles in the Sacramento Business Journal and the Wall Street Journal provided current insight to employers about how they potentially may be harmed by the increasing number of lawsuits involving Employee Leave & Accommodation Issues. Many times employers do not address the potential complications until the matter faces them and then there is a […]

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Tuesday’s Tip from Tom: “How Does Voluntary Disability Insurance Affect Employers Worker’s Comp Claims?”

A major employee benefits insurance company has been promoting a survey that suggests when employers establish a voluntary disability insurance program for their employees, employers experience a reduction in the number of workers’ compensation insurance claims. This subject has been debated for some time, but I have yet to find credible research to confirm the […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – What does Workers’ Compensation, Obesity, the American Medical Association and American’s with Disability Act have in Common?

Brad Young, who is a Workers Comp Defense Attorney, in the Midwest wrote a recent article that should prepare us for the increased costs of injury claims here in California. We all know that obesity has become a national health issue and this disease, like others, is beginning to be an employer workers’ comp cost issue. […]

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Tuesday’s Tip from Tom – Late Edition – What Results From Attorney Involvement in Workers’ Comp Claims?

The annual data is out again – What Attorney involvement adds to workers’ comp claims Several articles have been written about the costs employers incur when injured employees seek legal representation to help the worker navigate through the workers’ comp system. Articles appeared in CFO.com and recently by Bradley Young a contributing author to Insurance […]

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Tom’s Tuesday Tips – NSC Releases Latest Injury & Fatality Statistics & Trends

The National Safety Council (NSC)recently released their 2014 edition of Injury Facts, a resource that details safety statistics and trends. According to this article, here are some surprising statistics for 2014. Their information addresses poisonings, cell phone use, texting, teen driving, and other areas. The information NSC provides is a sought after resource for employers, […]

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Contact

Tom Bone
Risk Insurance Advisor
ISU Insurance Services
2266 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, California 95661
Phone 916.960.8758 or 800.823.4852 ext. 8758
Fax 916.773.4484
Mobile 925.285.6790
Email tbone@risksnthreatsmatter.com
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