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As the use of background screening rises, employers should be savvy

As claims for negligent hiring and other claims increased in the 1970s, employers starting using various forms of background screening to vet employees and reduce exposure to risks. By 2017, according to a national survey commissioned by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, workplace security is more important than ever. Nearly all employers surveyed (96 %) conduct some type of employment background screening.

Association health plans: A brief introduction

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new regulations that may allow some employers and self-employed individuals to buy large group health insurance through an association health plan (AHP). This may be of particular interest to small employers and self-employed individuals because an AHP covering 50 or more employees would not have to comply with a limited subset of Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules.

Minnesota work comp changes

Staying on top of legal updates can be challenging, and deciphering what those changes mean for your business may prove even more difficult. Recently, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law updating the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Below are some of the major changes and the impact you, the employer, may realize from these updates.

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