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How Employee Drug Testing Prevents Workplace Accidents and Lawsuits

When an employee is abusing drugs or alcohol, it can lead to massive safety issues for everyone in the workplace—and contributes to a higher risk of workplace accidents and lawsuits. The Risks of Employees Who Abuse Drugs When an employee is misusing drugs, it can have serious safety, liability, and financial implications for a business. Out of all workplace accidents, 40% are caused by an employee who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Drug and alcohol abuse puts everyone at risk of a workplace accident, not just the person who is abusing the drug or alcohol. For example, if an employee is under the influence at a jobsite that involves heavy

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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Returning Employees?

As employees begin to transition back to in-office work after months of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both employees and their employers may be wondering: can an employer require returning employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination before returning to the workplace? Federals laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, there are circumstances where an employer might be required to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee who can’t receive the vaccine due to: A disability Pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions Religious beliefs

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Inspiring and Keeping Employee Loyalty

One main characteristic of a healthy and productive workplace is loyal employees who stay at their jobs for years. Longevity and loyalty are both signs that employees are happy due to good management, competitive perks, and an overall positive workplace environment. When employees stay with the team, it also saves employers time and money on things like recruiting and training, and helps them avoid a high turn-over rate. To promote employee loyalty and longevity, follow these tips for creating a thriving workplace where people love to work. Show Your Appreciation Employees like to be recognized for their hard work, whether they did a great job on a recent presentation or

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Tips for Managing Without Micromanaging

While it’s important for managers, supervisors, and other types of employers to be involved and communicative with their employees, no employee wants to feel like they’re being micromanaged. Micromanaging occurs when a boss or other supervisor closely observes and controls the work of their employees, often in a critical and unhelpful way that hinders the employee’s creativity, autonomy, and productivity. Luckily, employers can avoid micromanaging in a few simple ways. Clearly Communicate For managers or other employers who find themselves frequently getting involved in their employee’s tasks, clear communication can help. Instead of telling employees exactly how to do a project or intensely supervising their work, employers should communicate their

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Beating The Summer Slump

When the temperature goes up, the productivity rate goes down. This is because of the dreaded “summer slump,” a phenomenon where workplaces experience poor productivity and low attendance during the summer months. If you’re noticing your employees daydreaming about sandy beaches instead of paying attention to their work, here are a few ways to beat the summer slump and keep your team motivated all summer long. Consider Relaxing the Dress Code As the temperatures soar, relaxing your business’s dress code is a way to make sure your employees feel comfortable during the summer months. For example, you might allow employees to wear more casual clothes throughout the summer, or implement

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General Liability Insurance: Protecting your manufacturer business

The only way to effectively protect the assets of your business is to carry adequate commercial general liability (CGL) insurance coverage. CGL protects your business from damages caused by bodily injury or property damage for which your business is found to be legally liable. What Does CGL Cover? A typical CGL policy provides coverage for claims of bodily injury or other physical injuries, personal injury (libel or slander), advertising injury and property damage as a result of your products, premises, or operations, and can be offered as a package policy with other coverages such as property, crime, automobile and more. As a safeguard against liability, CGL enables you to continue

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