While there is no way (legally) to get around paying a workers’ compensation premium if you have employees in California, employers must understand they have an opportunity to “reign in” and control this significant cost of doing business. These opportunities include systematic and proactive approaches to:
- Recruiting & Hiring
- Job training
- Employee engagement
- Safety programs
- Choosing the right medical treatment, at the right time, with the right MD
- Getting employees back to work (return to work program)
Employers must internalize the fact that workers’ compensation costs ARE controllable and must take action. If you’re an employer and need help identifying areas in your business that need improvement or would like to create a proactive plan of action contact me today.