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Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors is Bad for Your Business

Employer misclassification of workers as independent contractors is a large and growing problem. Employers trying to keep their costs down may inadvertently or deliberately misclassify workers who should be classified as employees. They escape employment taxes, unemployment and workers’ compensation insurance costs, and paying overtime rates required by law for employees. They also cheat workers

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Disability vs. Workers Compensation

Many workers are unclear on the difference between disability insurance coverage and workers compensation insurance. Often, workers will decline optional disability insurance coverage, however badly needed – because they think they are covered under their employer’s workers compensation plan. This is usually a mistake. Workers Compensation is designed to protect both businesses and workers from

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Why Employee Leasing can be Bad for Your Business

The business of leasing workers to other employers has become a $92 billion dollar industry, according to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. Businesses of all sizes have chosen to outsource employee management to leasing firms, attracted by reduced paperwork, benefits costs, and legal obligations they would otherwise have. However, employee leasing comes with

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Ways Employers Can Control Their Workers’ Compensation Costs

The law requires most businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This protects employees and employers both, and it gives income to workers in the event they are injured badly enough they require time off of work to heal. For employers, workers’ compensation liability insurance gives coverage for any lawsuits that may be filed due to

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New Cyber Attacks Can Sneak Ransomware onto Your Network

As businesses have gotten wise to malicious e-mails that try to trick their employees into clicking on unfamiliar links in e-mails, cyber criminals have devised a new way to con people into opening up their networks a method called “BazarCall.” Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that blocks a user from accessing programs

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