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February 13, 2024 / Audit

New Payroll Audit Services

Are you experiencing slow response time, large additional premiums each year or customer service experience issues with your current workers compensation insurance carrier? If so, Preferred Employers has created 3 proactive Audit Services to address these issues.

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January 29, 2024 / Covid-19, Workplace Safety

COVID Presumption Ends 1/1/24

Senate Bill (SB) 1159 and Assembly Bill (AB) 1751, which together created a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is considered a work-related injury, have now officially been repealed as of January 1st, 2024. Here's what this means for you.

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September 29, 2022 / Remote Working, Safety, Workplace Safety

Why Remote Workers Still Need Workers Compensation Insurance

Telecommuters are prone to the same types of injuries on-site employees may encounter while at the office. The key to staying safe while working from home is being mindful of ergonomics.

 

 

Ergonomics is administering the arrangement of objects for improved and safer interaction. Utilizing proper ergonomics has many benefits, such as higher productivity and improved employee engagement.

 

How ergonomic is your home office space? Telecommuters can ask themselves the following:

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August 24, 2022 / Audit, Workers Compensation, Insurance, Customer Service, Business Owner

How to Better Prepare for a Final Audit

Audits are a required component of the workers compensation insurance process. Knowing these three items can help employers in California successfully complete their audit and start the process on an educated foot.

 

 

Payroll

The term “payroll” as it applies to workers compensation insurance audits is a little different from the definition you may be used to hearing from the IRS.

For final audits, “payroll” includes the following:

· gross wages

· salaries

· commissions

· bonuses

· vacation

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May 09, 2022 / Safety, Leadership, Wellness, Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety & Mental Health

Three Tips for Business Owners

 

We are fresh off the heels of May (Mental Health Month) and have entered June (National Safety Month). It is no coincidence that these themes follow each other. Workplace safety and mental health work hand-in-hand.

 

Here are some tips business owners can take to make sure their employees are performing at their best — and safest.

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