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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

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

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

News Brief: DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions

By Barrow Group Staff / October 21, 2019
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News Brief: OSHA Releases New Weighting System to Track Inspections

By Barrow Group Staff / October 18, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, compliance, employee benefits, controlled insurance, OSHA

Compliance Overview: Key HSA Features - 2020 Compliance

By Barrow Group Staff / October 09, 2019
Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has been met, ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, human resources, compliance, employee benefits

Compliance News Brief: New York Requires Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

By Barrow Group Staff / October 03, 2019
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Deadline Approaching: Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15

By Barrow Group Staff / September 23, 2019
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Human Resources: Sample Service Animals Policy for your Employee Handbook

By Barrow Group Staff / September 10, 2019
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Compliance Overview: New York State Expands Anti-Discrimination Laws

By Barrow Group Staff / September 04, 2019
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