Workers Compensation Insurance Tag

Beginning July 1, 2015 a new law requires paid sick leave for employees who work 30 or more days. Sick leave accrues at the rate of one hour per every 30 hours worked and must be carried over if not used. This is important information...

One of the most significant factors used to determine your business' Workers' Compensation Insurance policy Premium (or rate) is the number of Workers' Compensation Claims you have or had against your business (this is used to determine your business' Experience Modification, or Ex. Mod.). These claims are incidents reported by your employees when they...

A complete Employee Handbook is an essential tool for business owners, used to enforce consistent procedures among your business' employees. It is very important to note, however, that an INCOMPLETE/INACCURATE Employee Handbook can seriously work against you, the business owner! This is why it is highly recommended to have your...

At Coopers Insurance Agency, our collective expertise and experts are here to give you the knowledge, tools and resources to increase your profits, reduce your costs and lower your risks for claims. That's why the one-minute "Tip of the Week" video series was created. Since we started these tips...

Does your business have a clear attendance policy? Have your employees all signed this agreement? When an employee does not show up to work their scheduled shift, the situation is more serious than just a missed work shift. Some of the most common reasons for lawsuits...

The requirements for Employee Postings in a business vary based on the type of business you are operating and can differ depending on county, state and federal labor laws. There are some postings that all businesses must visibly display - others are specific to certain establishments. It is also important to...

An IIPP, or Injury and Illness Prevention Program, is a requirement of Title 8 (CA Regulations) for California Employers. This program can greatly reduce your business' work safety claims, and your Workers' Compensation Ex. Mod. and Premium! A good IIPP will include the following: - Training Requirements - Responsibility - Compliance *A safety standard violation can result in a...

Here are some useful tips to enforce accurate incident reports: 1) COMPREHENSIVE INCIDENT REPORT PROCEDURE -Have a form your employees fill out at the time of an incident, which includes: *Date and Time of incident *Name(s) of involved individuals *Details of the incident (SAMPLE INCIDENT REPORT - CLICK HERE!) 2) RESTROOM CLEANING LOG -Used to thoroughly...

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