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eNewsletter | August 2017

 
 


July 2017: The 12 Biggest Labor and Employment Law Stories

July 2017: The Top 12 Labor And Employment Law Stories
Lexology

A quick review of the Top 12 Labor and Employment Law stories from last month that all employers need to know about.

See what changes have developed in July.

Often Out of Spotlight, 44 Biggest Private Tampa Bay Companies Reveal Their Clout

Often Out of Spotlight, 44 Biggest Private Tampa Bay Companies Reveal Their Clout
Tampa Bay Times

Pride Risk is a program manager for SouthEast Personnel Leasing and they have been named #1 in Tampa Bay’s 44 biggest private companies. This list stemmed from Florida Trend's 225 Biggest Private Companies in Florida, which SouthEast placed 15th (see here).

Take a look at the annual review of biggest private companies in Tampa Bay.

9 Things Insurance Agents Can Do to Help Employers Manager Workers' Comp Costs

9 Things Insurance Agents Can Do to Help Employers Manage Workers' Comp Costs
PropertyCasualty360

Most workers’ compensation discussions focus on the roles of the injured worker, physician, employer and insurance company. But what about the insurance agent? This is the one coverage area in which agents can effectively demonstrate their value.

Here are nine ways agents can make a difference for the employers they serve.

Several States See Drop in Opioid-Related Workers' Compensation Claims: WCRI

Several States See Drop in Opioid-Related Workers’ Compensation Claims: WCRI
Insurance Journal

As states institute opioid policies to address the opioid epidemic, a new study has found considerable decreases in the prevalence of longer-term dispensing of opioids to injured workers in a number of states studied.

Read more on study’s findings done by the WCRI.

Be Terrified if You Work in the 10 Deadliest Jobs in America

Be Terrified if You Work in the 10 Deadliest Jobs in America
The Street

Despite efforts to improve workplace safety with additional training, many jobs in the U.S. are still dangerous, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.

Find out which 10 jobs are considered the most dangerous.

Joint Employment Game Changer? Proposed Law Would Radically Alter Definition In Employers' Favor

Joint Employment Game Changer? Proposed Law Would Radically Alter Definition In Employers’ Favor
JD Supra

Employers across the country should collectively cross their fingers and hope that HR 3441, also known as the “Save Local Business Act,” becomes law in the near future. If passed, the new law would significantly narrow the definition of “joint employment”.

Get further details on this proposed bill.

Struck-By Fatalities Most Prevalent in Construction Industry: Report

Struck-By Fatalities Most Prevalent in Construction Industry: Report
Safety+Health

Struck-by incidents contributed to 804 construction worker fatalities from 2011 to 2015, the most of any major industry, according to a new report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).

Read further about this report and its findings.

 
     

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