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VIDEO: UniqueHR – Reliable Risk Management
Reliable risk management for your small business UniqueHR’s Risk Management Team has the expertise our clients can rely on. We’re a dependable resource that helps small to mid-sized businesses develop or strengthen risk management procedures. Let us take the pressure off of your business!
Hurricane Preparedness: What’s the plan at work?
With hurricane season upon us, it’s essential to prepare by stocking up on supplies, determining potential risks, checking insurance, and developing an evacuation plan. Being prepared also applies to the workplace, as employers are responsible for providing an evacuation plan that ensures workers can get to safety if a hurricane affects the area. According toContinue Reading
Heat-related Illness and the workplace
The summer heat is out in full swing, and for many laborers, that means working in hot indoor and outdoor environments for a long time. Being exposed to such conditions can heat-related illnesses that can cause physical harm and even death. These risks are not for the employee alone. Employers must be wary of theseContinue Reading
Workers’ Compensation: What is it exactly?
Workers’ compensation is one of the PEO services we offer our clients at UniqueHR. While it is a recognizable term, it’s not always easy to explain its ins and outs. When it comes to a business’ priority assets, its employees are high on that list. Ensuring you have workers’ compensation goes a long way toward protecting themContinue Reading
UniqueHR can offer your growing business peace of mind
Administrative responsibilities such as payroll, benefits, HR (human resources), risk management, and compliance can create time and financial burdens. As a result, they force an owner’s attention away from their business’s core mission and hinder potential profitability. Seeking out an experienced and reliable Professional Employer Organization (PEO) such as UniqueHR to manage these integral partsContinue Reading
OSHA’S National Emphasis Program Signals more COVID-19 Inspections
A recent move by the federal workplace safety watchdog agency means that you should prepare for more COVID-19-related OSHA inspections this spring and summer. On March 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on COVID-19, effective immediately, which signals the agency will devote more resources towards virus-related inspections during theContinue Reading
Disaster Resources and Important Information
Applying for Disaster Assistance U.S. Small Business Administration: Steps to Apply for Disaster Assistance Before you apply for assistance, below are the steps you need to take to start your recovery process: Step One: Take photos of your damaged home or business and belongings. Step Two: Make a list of damaged/lostContinue Reading
Employers, It’s Time To Post And Electronically File Your Workplace Safety Records
For employers required to maintain work-related injury and illness records: it’s that time of year again. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers (establishments with 10 or more employees, except for certain “low-risk” industries) to prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, at their establishments from February 1Continue Reading
Cybercriminals Find Ways to Pry, Pounce on Your COVID-19 Planning Efforts
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, cybersecurity and data privacy risks are expanding for employers. Read on to learn some simple steps you can take to address and mitigate the dangers. 2 Key Areas of Opportunity for Cyberthieves Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the pandemic in two ways: First, they’re launching phishing campaigns to lureContinue Reading
By Steve Sanders Any event like the COVID-19 pandemic is accompanied by increased risk of cybersecurity threats. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are adept at taking advantage of the increasing vulnerabilities stemming from remote work environments. During this time, it is critical that you and your institution’s employees exercise caution and remain nimble in your cyber defensesContinue Reading
Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, Now What?
Across the country the number of people who test positive for COVID-19 has taken a sharp turn upward. In Texas, the daily number of positive tests for COVID-19 increased from 864 on May 1, 2020, to 1,312 on June 1, and 6,991 on July 1. This spike prompted Governor Abbott to declare a pauseContinue Reading
Reopen Texas: Phase III – PAUSED
September 17, 2020, Governor Abbott announces expanded capacity for certain businesses Governor Abbott expanded capacity limits to 75% specifically for: restaurants retail stores offices gyms The Governor specifically prohibited bars from reopening. June 26, 2020, Governor Abbott takes Executive Action to limit spread of COVID-19 Governor Abbott is limiting certain businesses in an effort toContinue Reading