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Risk & Insurance
Measuring the total cost of risk, or TCOR, for an employer's workers' compensation program is a fundamental practice for gauging the program's strengths and weaknesses.
See what potential data elements to include in a TCOR analysis
Determining total cost of risk has value; getting your hands on the right data set is the challenge. Regardless of the degree of the challenge in collecting data, a TCOR analysis is a powerful tool for a workers' comp program.
Read about expected challenges in collecting the necessary information.
Look for "Part 3: Applying the Results" in November's eNewsletter
Workers' compensation employer costs as a share of payroll declined in 2015, reversing a four-year trend. Meanwhile, benefits as a share of payroll fell for the fourth straight year, according to a new report from the National Academy of Social Insurance (the Academy).
Read more on the report's findings done by the Academy.
The National Law Journal
Companies have open questions about the fate of the Obama-era overtime regulations, despite a Texas federal court ruling nixing rules that would have doubled the salary threshold for eligible workers and extended greater pay to millions of more workers.
Take a look at how companies are responding.
The freelance workforce grew from 53 million in 2014 to 55 million in 2016 and currently represents 35% of the U.S. workforce. This freelance workforce earned an estimated $1 trillion this past year, representing a significant share of the U.S. economy.
Find out some of the forces behind this growth.
In some situations, voluntarily modified duty positions can lead to later legal claims, especially when the employee believes the accommodations are permanent.
See what employers can do to protect themselves.