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Catch Some Z's and Feel Better at Work
A poor night’s sleep may not only affect your productivity at work—it can also have adverse health effects.
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Be Prepared for Unexpected Threats & Dangers
As a business owner, you are responsible for the safety of your employees and property. You need to be prepared for a host of unforeseen dangers that threaten safety, including criminal activity, natural disasters and terrorist acts. Though these events may seem unlikely, they could have catastrophic consequences so it is imperative that you prepare.
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OSHA Clarifies Ongoing Recordkeeping Obligations
On Dec. 19, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule amending its recordkeeping regulations. The amendments were adopted to clarify that an employer’s duty to create and maintain work-related injury or illness records is an ongoing obligation. The final rule becomes effective on Jan. 18, 2017.
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Legal Considerations with Social Media
Social media has changed the interactions between people and businesses. Even if your company does not participate in social media, your employees undoubtedly use it on their own time, creating potential liabilities.
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HR News & Updates for January
5 HR Compliance Resolutions for 2017

The new year is a great time to take stock of your company's compliance with important federal, state, and local labor law requirements. Keep these resolutions in mind to help start your company off right in 2017:
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Making Resolutions That Last for the Entire Year
The new year usually comes along with new resolutions—spending less, being more active and so on. However, keeping a new resolution a few months down the road can take some serious dedication. Here are a few tips to ensure that your resolutions will last all the way until 2018:
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New Auto Policy Renewal Procedure!
Starting with Personal Auto Policies that expire in middle of March 2017, you will notice a new and simpler procedure for renewing your auto policy.  We will automatically renew policies, sending them out to you with an invoice, at least 45 days in advance of the expiration date. 
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3 New Years Resolutions You'll Want to Make - And Keep
It's that time again -- the new year means new goals and resolutions. Are you looking for a resolution that will stick longer than last year's vow to visit the gym every day? We've come up with three that can have a big impact!
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Don't Let Bad Decisions Cost You More When It Comes to Your Car Insurance
Hefty fines and insurance hikes are no picnic. Accidents, tickets and bad decisions behind the wheel are bound to affect your insurance.
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Holidays Are Peak Time for Home Fires
Because many holiday traditions take place in the home, it’s also the peak time for home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
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