Friday, January 8, 2016
Winter months in Illinois present additional hazards that are
typically not factors for employees during warmer weather –
specifically, slip and fall concerns. With snow and ice covered
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
When an on-the-job injury or illness results in permanent work
restrictions, you are required to provide the injured worker a
position that fits medically determined specifications. If you are
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created
the Office of Small Business Assistance to help small business
employers understand their safety and health obligations,...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Chicago businesses lose millions of dollars every year due to
theft. Losses from theft can occur in several different forms, and
the following paragraphs outline some of the ways theft...
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Important Precautions to Prevent Food Cross-Contamination Foodborne
illnesses, such as E. Coli and salmonella, can make patrons and
employees extremely ill. These microorganisms are easily
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If you use workers from staffing or leasing agencies to supplement
your workforce, how adequately do your current insurance policies
protect your company in the event that one of these individuals...
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Your Multicultural Workforce Diverse employee populations are
becoming increasingly commonplace in today’s workforce. Though such
diversity is positive in many ways, it can also create...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Illinois does not have a statute or regulation generally addressing
drug testing of employees and applicants by private employers.
However, Illinois law requires that employers working under a
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Restaurants are ideal targets for violence because of the
large amounts of cash, late hours and close contact with customers.
To reduce violence, consider implementing the following...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Proper Cooking Temperatures Food temperature guidelines for
restaurant workers in Chicago, IL: Cooking and serving food at safe
temperatures is one of the most effective ways to prevent...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Having trouble collecting from your customers? Wondering how to
deal with customers who won't pay or are slow to pay? These
suggestions will help you collect from past due accounts.
Chances are most...
Thursday, September 17, 2015
By the beginning of 2013, the social networking Web site Facebook
had more than one billion users, and an estimated 500 million
people use micro-blogging service Twitter. The business networking
Friday, August 28, 2015
Based on the geographic location of your business, many state
workers’ compensation statutes limit and mandate certain employer
actions when a worker is injured. Depending on the state, there...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
While an employer’s hiring and firing practices may present the
greatest risk for litigation, lawsuits based on a company’s
employment practices can happen for many reasons. Poorly written
Monday, August 24, 2015
Valet in Chicago, Illinois Offering valet service is
an important part of our commitment to customer service. However,
offering a service that accepts responsibility for a customer’s
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Know Your Rights When Faced with Imminent Dangers As a restaurant
worker, you face a variety of hazards. Fortunately, you do have
rights to control your safety and protect yourself and your
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Your experience modification factor, or mod, is an important
component used in calculating your workers’ compensation premium.
If you can control your mod, you can lower your price — so...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Employers: Have You Updated Your Social Media Policy? If it's been
a while since you updated your employee manuals, or you don't have
a coherent policy regarding the use of social media, it's time...
Monday, August 17, 2015
The 10 Occupations with the Largest Number of Injuries and Illness
Rank Occupation Number Percent of Total 1 Laborers
(nonconstruction) 60,640 6.7% 2 Truck drivers, heavy 40,440 4.5 3