Author Archives: Lei Shi

Handling New Hires with Kid Gloves

While it is not uncommon to employ minor employees at special districts, many employers don’t know that certain hazardous job functions performed by minors are strictly prohibited under federal and state laws.

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Are you Traveling Bare? UPDATED

There are many reasons why a special district might send employees abroad or out of state on business. It is important that members notify the Pool of the travel prior to making the arrangements. Many districts are not aware that employees traveling on district business internationally may not be covered for workers’ compensation if the destination is on Pool’s insurance carrier’s restricted list.

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Falling Employees = Rising Prices

Reduce Your Workers’ Comp Costs Using Our New Free Guide Each new year brings with it a host of changes and new challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to reflect on ways your district can make improvements. With workers’ compensation costs steadily increasing in recent years, now is the time to explore ways to Read More

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Are You Putting Your Employees in the Right Box?

While it may seem like classifying employees as contractors could potentially save your district money, doing so may violate the DOL’s Fair Labor Standards Act. Applying the factors laid out in this article can help assure that your district stays in compliance with federal law.

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