Florida Workers Compensation Agents

Workers Compensation Agents in Florida

employee leasing guru, floridaFlorida Workers Compensation Agents will soon face many challenges in the wake of the recent Florida Supreme Court ruling. Industry leaders and workers compensation underwriters have newly raised concerns as to whether or not other large market states will use this ruling as a precedent. Meanwhile, Comp Brokers and Agencies are looking for alternative workers compensation solutions ...

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Florida Supreme Court Ruling

Workers Compensation Rate Increase 17.1%

Florida business owners may soon be paying nearly 20% more for their workers compensation coverage. In response to a recent decision from the Florida Supreme Court, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a 17.1 percent rate increase with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) on all new policies, as well as renewal and additional policies in effect on a “pro-rata” basis.

The Supreme Court’s decision is also expected to increase ...

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What Are Employer Health Care Obligations Now?

Employer Health Care Obligations 2015

employer healthcare obligations 2015As the Obamacare Affordable Care Act battle continues in congress, employers are trying to figure out what their healthcare obligations are going to be to their employees.  Small companies with 50 employees or more need to have a Health Care Plan for employees who work 30 hours or more.  This is going to be costly and time consuming.  Small companies typically do not have the ...

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Reduce Staff & Focus On Growth

A slowly growing employment and business trend known as “co-employment” could make more inroads into Central Pennsylvania in years to come. But at the moment, few businesspeople even know what it is and how it could benefit companies.

Simply put, co-employment… or employee leasing is not staffing. Instead, it is an agreement whereby your company hires, fires and manages your employees, like telling Joe Dude what job he’s working on today or how to deal with ...

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Outsourcing Payroll

Many small business or practice owners with employees decide to outsource payroll and related tax duties to third party payroll service providers. This helps employers meet filing deadlines and deposit requirements and streamline business operations. Some of the services provided include administering payroll and employment taxes on behalf of the employer. The service provider also reports, collects, and deposits employment taxes with state and federal authorities. This can be a very effective way to deal with paperwork and time required ...

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Increase Employee Job Satisfaction

While it sometimes may seem nothing makes employees happy, the fact is keeping employees happy might be easier than you think. When asked what components contributed to overall job satisfaction, workers repeatedly identified the same two items:

  1. Trust and confidence in leadership. Trust and confidence in leadership was the single most reliable predictor of employee satisfaction. Cultivate an atmosphere of caring in your workplace. Not only does it increase satisfaction but it also help reduce turn-over rates, absenteeism and other common ...
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Questions NOT to Ask During an Interview

Small business owners should know which questions are illegal to ask during an interview. Unfortunately that is easier said than done. Appropriate questions are based upon anti-discriminatory laws that vary from state to state. A variety of federal, state and local laws prohibit employment discrimination, included basing a hiring decision on a protected trait. Generally speaking, the following are illegal in all states so avoid asking any questions that will reveal the following information about a potential employee or ...
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Are Your Workers Employees or Contractors?

Many small business owners really aren’t sure whether or not their workers are employees or contractors. In fact, some contractors would be surprised to learn they actually are considered employees by government standards; unfortunately, even the most well intentioned small business owners could be at risk for costly lawsuits by making even a simple mistake when it comes to properly classifying workers. Here to help determine whether your worker is an employee or contractor are a few of ...

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