Workers’ comp: 3 things you aren’t doing that could hurt you

By law, your agency — not your clients — is charged with providing a safe work environment for your temporary employees. This means ensuring they have the right equipment and training to do their jobs safely, and providing workers’ compensation coverage to protect them in the event of injury or disability.   Failure to provide […]

Staffing Firm Lays Off Nearly 500 Workers in Chicago

Parallel Employment Group, a Milwaukee-based temporary staffing company has laid off nearly 500 employees in Illinois, blaming the high cost of the state’s workers’ compensation system, according to a Chicago Tribune article. Kirk La Du, executive vice president of operations, said the company, which also operates in Wisconsin and New York, incurred 87 percent of its total workers’ […]