Can An Employer Require an Employee To Get a COVID-19 Vaccine To Go To Work?

Given the latest good news about the vaccine, the US will start receiving this medicine in the next few weeks. This question is currently being debated in various governmental agencies. Here is a link that discusses some of the complexities of this issue.

https://apple.news/ApZ50iDRbSVuJ8XUQmk-ZLg

In addition, a well known employment attorney Karla Grossenbacher, (with Seyfarth Shaw) says the following about the administration of the vaccine, “Employers must abide by any state or local laws, as well as provide “reasonable accommodations” to people with qualified disabilities and to those who have religious objections, as required by the ADA and Title VII, respectively.

Under the ADA, a vaccination is considered a medical examination that must be “job-related and consistent with business necessity or it’s necessitated by a direct threat. Collective bargaining agreements with unionized workforces should also be consulted.”

We will keep you posted about the latest legal developments regrading this important issue. As always, the Leaststaff Staffing Work Comp Solutions team of Licensed Agents are glad to secure Workers Comp policies to cover All staffing positions. Same day indications, with binding of coverage typically in 3-5 business days. Our Agents can also make sure your G/L and P/L policies are appropriate for these risks as well.

Lower Work Comp Rates Can Help Your Profits During Covid

Here are some new LeastStaff “Work Comp Staffing Solution” clients that were seeking ways to lower comp costs to maintain profits

  1. A Medical Staffing company that was experiencing smaller margins as a result of hospitals’ tighter budgets.
  2. A 5M Warehouse /logistics staffing company. The company operates mainly in the Southeast and lacked funding for a deposit because of lower margins; so it decided on a “pay as you go” Professional Employer Organization (PEO) where it can process its own payroll, which had lower comp rates than state funds.
  3. A 2M hospitality staffing company that because of weak business conditions in its niche, has segued into cleaning/disinfecting hotel rooms. It needed a carrier that would write this type of risk
  4. A national permanent recruiter organization that needed comp for its 55 recruiter network, so it could do more temp to perm placements and maintain good margins.

The LeastStaff Work Comp Solutions team of Licensed Agents are glad to secure Workers Comp policies to cover ALL staffing positions. Same day indications, with binding of coverage typically in 3-5 business days. Our Agents can also make sure your G/L and P/L policies are appropriate for these risks as well.

Do You Want To Know Amazon Warehouse’s Work Comp Injury Rates?

Amazon hires many contract workers during the holiday season. That can be great news for your staffing firm if you are an Amazon staffing partner. But in order to keep your work comp rates low, you need to know about the work comp histories of your clients–including Amazon. Using this information can help reduce workplace accidents.

Below is a link to all Amazon warehouse sites with related work comp injury rates. Hopefully this information will help you, as you develop your working relationship with Amazon (and other warehouse facilities) this holiday season.

https://revealnews.org/article/amazon-injury-rates/

The LeastStaff Work Comp Solutions team of Licensed Agents are glad to secure Workers Comp policies to cover these warehouse codes as well as all other staffing positions. Same day indications, with binding of coverage typically in 3-5 business days. Our Agents can also make sure your G/L and P/L policies are appropriate for these risks as well

How To Choose The Best Staffing Work Comp Broker

Here is a short 90 second video that should help you as you shop for the right staffing work comp broker for your staffing firm.

The LeastStaff Work Comp Solutions team of Licensed Agents are glad to use our 50 years of staffing work comp experience to secure a worker comp policy that best meets your specific staffing co. requirements. Same day indications, with binding of coverage typically in 3-5 business days. Our Agents can also make sure your G/L and P/L policies are appropriate for these new risks as well.

What To Look For In Your Broker

One of the reasons I became a Work Comp Broker 15 years ago (after owning a nationwide staffing co for 16 years,) was because I found so many G/L and P/L agents, despite their best intentions, did not have a thorough knowledge of the staffing industry and the various staffing work comp programs.

Most agents often just referred clients to the inefficient and expensive State Funds. This resulted in many staffing companies not selecting the best or most cost effective work comp solution. So I started “work comp staffing solutions” to educate as many staffing companies as possible about their work comp options.

This link below is to a short 3 minute video that will make you a much more educated consumer of work comp for your staffing company.

Click to view video

Finally, our team of Licensed Agents are glad to  use our 50 years of staffing work comp experience to secure a worker comp policy that best meets your specific staffing co. requirements. Same day indications, with binding of coverage typically in 3-5 business days. Our Agents can also make sure your G/L and P/L policies are appropriate for these new risks as well.

David Schek
President
LeastStaff Work Comp Solution

Are Critical Workers Permitted To Continue Working After Being Exposed to COVID?

We are often asked by our staffing work comp solution clients this question. According to OSHA, “To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.”

As more workers get Covid-19, it is ever more important that your clients and your employees follow best practices for minimizing the impact of COVID -19 while working for your clients. Here is link to the OSHA report that will help you follow best practices.

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4050.pdf

The Work Comp Staffing Solutions team of Licensed Agents are glad to secure Workers Comp policies, to cover these increasingly “in-demand” COVID -19 staffing positions. Same day indications, with binding of coverage typically in 3-5 business days. Our Agents can also make sure your G/L and P/L policies are appropriate for these new risks as well.

Please feel free to contact us at
202-302-1212, david@StaffingCompSolutions.com and visit us at
www.StaffingCompSolutions.com

Stay Safe,

David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com