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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