Staffing Agencies Key In Temporary Workers Safety

Temporary workers need to stay safe, too

The holidays are a key time for retailers and other businesses — such as delivery companies — to employ temporary workers. Sure, these employees may be new on the job and require quicker training in order to serve hordes of holiday shoppers as soon as possible. But these seasonal employees are still entitled to compensation if injured at work, as is a permanent worker.

That’s where staffing agencies come in. Read more

Job Safety Rules For Teens

School is back in session in Florida. Teenagers who have worked summer jobs — hopefully without any injuries requiring a workers’ compensation case of any kind — are back in the classrooms, others are still working part time after school. Responsible employers know that there are special job safety rules for teens.

There are specific rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it comes to work in industries like construction, restaurants and grocery stores for teenagers. The rules are there to keep teens safe while at work. Under the rules, some tasks are completely prohibited altogether.

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Workplace Violence & Workman’s Compensation

We tend to think of workers’ compensation cases as accidents, But what about workman’s compensation and violence?

There are four generally recognized areas of workplace violence, according to HRDailyAdvisor.blr.com. Criminal intent is when the perpetrator isn’t necessarily connected with the company or employees, but is violent and commits a crime. In some situations, a customer or client is the perpetrator. The third type is when an employee attacks another at work; and lastly, when the perpetrator has a relationship with an employee, but not the business.

Reports show that professions like law enforcement and healthcare have higher numbers of workplace violence.
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3 Things to Do After a Work Injury
3 Things to Do After a Work Injury

Despite workplace safety initiatives and educational efforts, work injuries, illnesses, and accidents do happen. It may not be a dramatic event that makes the evening news, such as a factory explosion. But even what you may consider a minor happening (such as a slip and fall where you don’t notice any immediate injuries) needs proper medical care.

If left untreated, your “minor” injury could develop into a serious condition that could affect your work performance and your daily life. And failing to follow the proper procedures with your employer could mean not receiving the care and benefits you’re entitled to.

At The Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, our main focus is educating our clients (and potential clients) about the most effective ways to handle their case. If you’ve experienced a work injury—major or not—here are three steps you should take next.

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