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Health Coverage for Employees

A Summary from Healthcare.gov The Affordable Care Act requires employers with at least 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage to its full-time employees. In 2015 the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment applies to some businesses with more than 50 or 100 full-time employees who don’t offer insurance, or whose coverage doesn’t meet certain minimum […]

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Washington’s Marijuana Law Initiative 502

The new law allows you to posses and smoke in your home for personal and medical reasons. However, it does not prevent businesses from terminating employees who test positive for marijuana use. Even with Initiative 502, LaborWorks’ drug and alcohol policy remain the same as before. While the new law precludes police officers from arresting […]

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National Safety Stand-Down

A Summary from OSHA Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. During the week of June 2-6, 2014, OSHA will host the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to […]

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Increase Work Productivity with More ZZZs

Are you drinking your second or third cup of coffee and it’s only noon? If you can’t keep your eyelids open at your workplace or you’re pinching yourself while in traffic, another hour of sleep might be the solution. According to a BBC study, more sleep benefits our bodies and brains (who would have thought). […]

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How to Motivate Employees

Creating a culture that motivates employees can boost overall morale, productivity and cooperation, while decreasing turnover rates and dissatisfied workers. Schedule regular meetings where employees can voice their opinions and recommendations on how to improve working conditions, equipment, and production procedures. Employee participation can lead to a higher level of trust and a more positive […]

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The Benefits of Temporary Workers

In today’s competitive global marketplace, the need for temporary workers is on the rise. This dynamic group of employees can maximize your workforce flexibility in times of seasonal work. Before creating a permanent position and a long-term commitment, you can try candidates out to see if they are a right fit your organization. Having a […]

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Safety: Recording Temporary Worker Injuries

Laborworks’ number one concern is safety in the workplace. We provide a safety orientation program and ongoing classes that teach accident prevention and general safety rules. We also provide full Workers Compensation insurance on all the jobs in which we send employees. Many employers have questions about who is responsible for recording work-related injuries when […]

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