TAG: workers’ compensation

Texas landscape company must pay $400K in workers’ comp fraud case

April 4, 2018By

A Pflugerville, Texas-based landscape company pleaded guilty to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage, according to an article from workerscompensation.com. After entering in the plea, the Travis County District Court ordered Jammers Groundscapes to pay $400,000 to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the workers’ compensation carrier. From 2009 to 2015, Jammers Groundscapes defrauded Texas Mutual... read more

NALP launches discounted workers’ comp insurance program

February 22, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with Rancho Mesa Insurance Services and Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Cos. to offer NALP members a competitive workers’ compensation option. “Protecting your business, your employees, and your bottom line is so important,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. “So, we are pleased to bring this highly competitive and tailored workers’ compensation insurance program to landscape... read more

Ep. 132: Outsourcing your human resources

June 3, 2015By

Outsourcing your human resources (HR) needs makes as much sense for newer and smaller companies as it does for larger more established firms. They can get you started on the right foot beginning with payroll. As you grow they can provide additional services such as creating a company handbook, deal with compliancy issues and help you with conflict resolution. Diana... read more

The risks of being uninsured

March 30, 2015By

When you’re caught up in the day to day of managing a landscaping business—scheduling jobs, juggling employee availability, keeping an eye on aging equipment—it’s easy to overlook longer-term issues that only crop up once in a great while. Take your business insurance, for example. If you have employees or work with larger clients, such as a school or business complex, you... read more