home health care safety: preventing needlestick and sharps injuries

By Barrow Group Staff / August 30, 2022
Needlestick and other sharps injuries are a serious hazard in any health care setting. Contact with contaminated needles, scalpels, broken glass and other sharps may expose health care workers to blood that contains pathogens which pose a potentially lethal risk....
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Topics: HOME HEALTH CARE, Sharps Injuries, needlestick injuries, health care staffing, home health care staffing

the value of belonging in the workplace

By Barrow Group Staff / August 26, 2022
Social belonging is a fundamental human need—one that naturally extends to the workplace. According to the Center for Talent Innovation, when people feel like they belong at work, they are more productive, motivated and engaged, thus making them 3.5 times more likely to ...
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Topics: human resources, Motivating Employees, Workplace Morale, Belonging At Work, Productive Staff

american rescue plan expiration could result in premium increases

By Barrow Group Staff / August 24, 2022
According to a recent analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the expiration of ARPA subsidies may result in large health care premium increases for many individuals who purchase their own health coverage on the Affordable Care Act health insurance Marketplaces. The analysis ...
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Topics: benefits, Health-Insurance, American-Rescue-Plan, Affordable Care Act

hiring out-of-state employees

By Barrow Group Staff / August 22, 2022
While hiring out-of-state employees gives your organization access to a wider pool of talent, it also requires complying with state and local requirements that may be unfamiliar.  In general, the state and local laws that govern an employment relationship are based on where the ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, PEO, Out-of-State Employees, Professional Employer Organization, Hiring Out-of-State Employees

risk insights:  working safely in warehouses

By Barrow Group Staff / August 17, 2022
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Topics: Warehouse Safety

Pay or Play affordability percentage decreased in 2023

By Barrow Group Staff / August 15, 2022
On Aug. 1, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2022-34 to index the contribution percentages in 2023 for determining the affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....
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Topics: Pay or Play Affordability Percentage Decreased

the impact of sleep on mental health

By Barrow Group Staff / August 11, 2022
Not only is your physical health affected when you don’t get enough sleep, but it also takes a toll on your mental health. In fact, mental health and sleep are so closely related that a lack of sleep can often lead to issues such as anxiety or depression....
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protecting temporary workers: host employer and staffing company responsibilities

By Barrow Group Staff / August 09, 2022
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Topics: Protecting Temporary Workers, Host Employers Vs Staffing Companies

DOL's overtime rule may exempt executives from flsa's requirements

By Barrow Group Staff / August 05, 2022
In its recent spring regulatory agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its plans to issue a proposed overtime rule in October 2022. According to the agency’s regulatory agenda, this proposed rule is expected to address how to implement the exemption of executive, ...
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Topics: proposed overtime rule change

osha enhances safety to protect trenching and excavation workers

By Barrow Group Staff / August 03, 2022
Twenty-two workers have already been killed due to deadly trenching and excavation hazards in 2022—representing a 68% increase from the entirety of 2021. In response, OSHA launched enhanced enforcement initiatives to protect workers from known industry hazards. Doug Parker, the ...
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Topics: Trenching Safety

six factors driving commercial auto losses

By Barrow Group Staff / August 01, 2022
The same things causing personal auto losses to rise are the same things causing commercial auto losses to rise.  That means higher insurance rates for us all!!  Here are six trends that have contributed to the rise of auto losses:...
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