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Common Employment Practice Claims Arising out of Covid-19

By Barrow Group Staff / June 01, 2020
By Barrow Group Staff / June 1, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, there has been a massive upheaval of the American workplace. Employers have found themselves drafting and implementing policies and procedures addressing a wide array of issues ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, general liability, human resources, compliance, OSHA

HR Compliance Update: Coronavirus and the Workplace – Compliance Issues for Employers

By Barrow Group Staff / March 27, 2020
  Highlights COVID-19...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workplace safety, health care, wellness, compliance

Legal Update: Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the DOL

By Barrow Group Staff / March 03, 2020
The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, compliance, employee benefits

Human Resources Brief: DOL Adopts New Joint Employer Determination Test

By Barrow Group Staff / February 21, 2020
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Benefits News: HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

By Barrow Group Staff / February 20, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, human resources, compliance, employee benefits

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

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

News Brief: Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

By Barrow Group Staff / December 30, 2019
HIGHLIGHTS - President Trump has signed a spending bill that fully repeals three ACA taxes and fees—the Cadillac tax, the medical devices excise tax and the health insurance providers fee....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, compliance

DOL Proposes Revisions to the Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Method

By Barrow Group Staff / December 18, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workplace safety, human resources, compliance

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