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    Loss Control Tips: Property Management Companies

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 31, 2020
    Managing a property - whether it be an apartment, condominium or similar dwelling - can be a challenge, particularly from a risk management standpoint. Even if a property manager only looks after a single space, they face numerous exposures - exposures that can come from a ...
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, property insurance

    HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 29, 2020
    On Jan. 17, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for violations of laws enforced by HHS, including the HIPAA privacy and security rules. HHS is required to adjust these penalties for inflation each ...
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, health care, compliance

    Employee Benefits Trends to Watch

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 28, 2020
    Generally speaking, employers are looking to lower their rising health care costs and improve their employees’ overall health. When HR professionals look toward the future, they are evaluating strategies to help manage both short- and long-term costs....
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits

    News Brief: First U.S. Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 27, 2020
    On Jan. 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first confirmed U.S. case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This particular coronavirus is associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and is responsible for ...
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness

    Risk Insights: How to Interact with an OSHA Inspector

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 24, 2020
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, general liability, workplace safety, compliance, OSHA

    Coverage Insights: Special Event Insurance

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 16, 2020
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, special events, entertainment

    Five Steps for Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 15, 2020
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, general liability, workplace safety, OSHA

    Risk Insights: Proper Password Management

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 14, 2020
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, workplace safety, cyber security

    Property Management: What You Should Know About Going Green

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 13, 2020
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, wellness, human resources, property insurance

    Human Resources Tips: Recording in the Workplace

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 09, 2020
      Is it against the law for employees to record private conversations with co-workers, supervisors or executives without their consent? The answer is: It depends. There are a variety of laws that come into play, which vary based on locality, when analyzing workplace recordings. ...
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, human resources

    News Brief: OSHA 2019 Fiscal Year Statistics Show Compliance Assistance Record, Inspections Increase

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 08, 2020
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 2019 fiscal year statistics show that the administration has upped the ante when it comes to ensuring safe environments for workers. During the 2019 fiscal year, OSHA observed an increase in both compliance assistance ...
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, human resources, OSHA

    Risk Insights: Protecting the Health and Safety of Temporary Workers

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 03, 2020
      The Importance of Temporary Worker Safety Temporary workers are often utilized for hazardous jobs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found that temporary workers are at a greater risk of workplace illness and injury than permanent employees....
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, human resources, OSHA

    Winter Worker Safety Tips

    By Barrow Group Staff / January 02, 2020
    Winter weather can create various hazards that include slippery surfaces and roads, strong winds and frigid temperatures. These conditions can promote an increase in workplace accidents that include hypothermia, frostbite and falls. However, many of those injuries can be ...
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    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, human resources, OSHA

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