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Insights on Pre Employment Personality Tests

Personality Tests    Personality tests are questionnaires designed to reveal aspects of an individual’s character. As many as 60 percent of workers are asked to complete personality tests as part of the hiring process. While many companies use personality tests for career development, 22 percent of employers use them to assess candidates’ personality traits (for […]

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Training Your Staff for an Active Shooter Situation

    An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. To best prepare your staff for an active shooter situation, create an emergency action plan (EAP) and conduct training exercises. Together, the EAP and training exercises will prepare your staff to effectively […]

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Violations – Penalties and Excise Taxes

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes numerous reforms for group health plans and creates new compliance obligations for employers and health plan sponsors. The ACA, for example, requires health plans to eliminate pre-existing condition exclusions and provide coverage for preventive care services without cost-sharing. Some of the reforms for health plans apply to all health […]

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Fighting workers comp fraud

OSHA Issues New Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require employers to report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours and inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. Employers will be required to submit these reports to OSHA by telephone at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), by calling or visiting the […]

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Defining Insurance

Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability Liability Insurance covers the costs of damage that you may do to others, including property damage and bodily harm. It also covers legal fees, if you were the driver who caused the accident. Property Damage Liability coverage compensates to replace or repair property that you destroy (other vehicles, […]

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Buy Recycled

  Purchase office furniture and supplies made from recycled materials. Visit or for more information on how to purchase these products. Look for office products that do not contain harmful materials. These items are certified by The Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Rainforest Alliance and are made from wood from sustainable harvested […]

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IRS Increases Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced a mid-year mileage rate increase of 4.5 cents. Due to recent gasoline price increases, the IRS has increased the standard business mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. The rate has increased from 51 cents to 55.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1 through […]

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