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Nov 29

Webinar: Pain Meds! Marijuana! OSHA!

Posted by McClone in the category McClone Community
bottle of pain pills and marijuana

An Excruciatingly Painful Issue for Employers to Solve…that Doesn’t Have to Be! December 5th, 2017 at 1:00pm CST What you will Learn The leading cause of death in the U.S. is drugs! The implications are rapid. radical changes are occurring and having a significant financial and safety risk for employers. Therefore, as an employer, how do you manage these challenges? [read more…]

Jul 31

The Importance of Understanding your Worker’s Compensation Premium

Posted by McClone in the category Business Risk
Work Injury Claim Form

A key to understanding your workers’ compensation premium is the experience modification factor, also known as your mod. Understanding your company’s mod and the data used to obtain it helps you identify ways to minimize your workers’ compensation premium. Who calculates the mod factor? Most states use the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) to collect data and calculate the [read more…]

Jul 25

Safety Tips for Outdoor Grilling

Posted by McClone in the category Personal Risk
hand holding cover of weber charcoal grill while other hand flips hotdogs

Summer is in full swing and you even though grilling is a tasty way to prepare food, you should remember that grills can be very hot, and could cause fires or burn injuries. To ensure the flames stay under the grates and don’t char more than you food, follow these grill safety and maintenance tips. General Tips: • Grills should be [read more…]

Jul 10

The War on Talent Doesn’t End with Talent Acquisition

Posted by McClone in the category McClone Community
two goldfish bowls with one goldfish jumping into the other bowl

Why Retention is the Biggest Talent Challenge Of 2017 Finding exceptional employees is one thing. Keeping them is another. By focusing only on recruiting, and not making the effort to retain those new employees, a cycle is created where new employees don’t stay long and employers have to recruit yet more employees. Long-term, this over-emphasis on talent attraction and hiring [read more…]

May 25

Eat Fresh. Support Local.

Posted by McClone in the category McClone Community
fresh produce in baskets

Wisconsin Farmers’ Market – 2017 After a long winter, there is nothing better than the summer farmers market throughout Wisconsin. It’s a chance for local growers to showcase the bounty of their hard work while we get a refreshing break and change of scenery from the grocery store. Throw in some live music, crafts, fresh flowers and clean summer air, [read more…]

May 16

Minimize Road Work Zone Injuries and Fatalities

Posted by McClone in the category McClone Community
construction worker holding stop sign in work zone.

Spring and summer are the peak times of year we see work zones set up for road work construction and maintenance. These work zones can expose construction workers to high traffic areas, where they can be struck by passing drivers. According to the Federal Highway Administration, drivers account for 82% of highway and road work zone fatalities. Driving distractions, reckless driving, [read more…]

May 08

2017 ‘Pay or Play’ Penalty and Affordability Amounts Announced

Posted by McClone in the category McClone Community

The IRS has updated its existing Q&As on the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (“pay or play”) requirements to reflect adjustments to the pay or play penalty and affordability amounts. Those adjustments are as follows: For calendar year 2017, the applicable per-employee dollar penalties of $2,000 and $3,000 are adjusted to $2,260 and $3,390, respectively. For plan years beginning [read more…]

May 01

5 Ways to Secure Your Company’s Mobile Devices

Posted by McClone in the category McClone Community
mobile divice in hands of man sitting at a desk working

Keep your Company Devices Safe from Threats with These Proactive Steps Because of the convenience they offer, smartphones and tablet devices have become a constant presence in the modern business world. As usage soars, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to protect your company from mobile threats, both new and old. Gone are the days when the most sensitive [read more…]

Apr 06

Distracted Driving – 6 ways to reduce your chances of being in an accident

Posted by McClone in the category Personal Risk
Stop sign that read "distracted driving" with image of a car crash above it in whte

Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from the road and can greatly increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. “In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers,” according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Using mobile devices to call, text or [read more…]

Feb 28

Is Workers Compensation the Same in Every State?

Posted by McClone in the category Business Risk
a group of people representing different professions for workers compnesation

by: Chris Wilson, Senior account Executive As you may know, certain states require you to purchase workers compensation insurance through their state pool. Likewise, benefits payable to injured employees vary by state. Here are some interesting facts that I came across which show how the rules and regulations for workers compensation vary by state. Of the 50 states and the [read more…]