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Archive for August 2016

Federal Contractors and Labor Law Violations

On Aug. 25, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued a final rule and guidance implementing an executive order affecting federal contractors.   The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (Order) was signed by President Barack Obama in 2014. Under the terms of the Order, federal…

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OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers to report and record occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA updated these reporting and recordkeeping requirements through a final rule that became effective on Jan. 1, 2015. To comply with reporting requirements, employers must report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours, and any inpatient hospitalization,…

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Understanding Your Workers Compensation EMOD

 A key to understanding your workers compensation premium is the experience modification factor, also known as your MOD or EMOD. 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…

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