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Coverage Insights: Management Liability Coverage

By Barrow Group Staff / November 26, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, human resources

News Brief: Final Rule on Hospital Price Transparency Released

By Barrow Group Staff / November 25, 2019
On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, the Trump administration released its final rule regarding hospital price transparency. This final rule will take effect Jan. 1, 2021, a year later than originally proposed....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness

OSHA Cornerstones: Benefits of OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program

By Barrow Group Staff / November 21, 2019
  Benefits of OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program While maintaining workplace health and safety is a top priority for most businesses, it can be a challenge. This is particularly true for smaller companies that lack the time, knowledge and resources to appropriately address the ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, compliance, OSHA

News Brief: SCOTUS to Consider whether Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Workers

By Barrow Group Staff / November 19, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently regarding the discrimination of LGBTQ individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, human resources

Compliance Overview: Comparing Different Types of HRAs

By Barrow Group Staff / November 18, 2019
Comparing different types of hra'S Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) are employer-funded accounts that reimburse employees for their eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses on a tax-favored basis. Although HRAs provide significant tax benefits, they are subject to strict ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources

News Brief: Health FSA Limit Will Increase For 2010

By Barrow Group Staff / November 14, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources

Accessing Employee Emails Under the Stored Communications Act

By Barrow Group Staff / November 11, 2019
Think back to a time when a former employee departed your company. Do you remember collecting their work phone and laptop? Did you happen to search their device–perhaps even their personal email? If so, you may have unwittingly violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA), a ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, cyber security, human resources, compliance

Risk Insights for Property Management: Avoiding Premise Security Liability

By Barrow Group Staff / November 08, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, property insurance

Cyber Security Tips for Employees

By Barrow Group Staff / November 07, 2019
Cyber safety isn’t just a job for your IT department or contractor. Cyber attacks and data breaches have become far more common and far more costly in recent years....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, cyber security

Workplace Wellness Programs – ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA

By Barrow Group Staff / November 06, 2019
  HIGHLIGHTS Applicable Laws...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits, open enrollment

News Brief: The Surprising Cause of the E.coli Superbug Rise

By Barrow Group Staff / November 05, 2019
Over the past 20 years, E.coli has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. These antibiotic-resistant strains of E.coli contain extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), enzymes that destroy antibiotics. While ill-prepared foods were long believed to be behind the rise of ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness

Compliance News: DOL Proposes New Method for Electronic Delivery of Retirement Plan Disclosures

By Barrow Group Staff / November 04, 2019
  HIGHLIGHTS - The DOL proposal provides an additional, optional method for electronic delivery. - The DOL is not proposing to change the current safe harbor for electronic delivery. - The proposal does not apply to employee welfare benefit plans, such as group health plans.   ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, human resources, compliance, employee benefits

Risk Insights: Search Engine Risks

By Barrow Group Staff / November 01, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, cyber security