Jim Rittgers, SPHR   
Senior Professional in Human Resource   

Did you know that your company’s risk extends beyond the scope of insurance?

As a client of The Starr Group, you have access to Professional Human Resources Supportwithout putting an additional HR expert on your payroll. Employment practices continue to become more complex; proper forms, procedures and general compliance become unquestionably important.

The Starr Group provides you with a comprehensive assessment of your HR procedures to reduce your exposure as well as your total cost of risk.


MBA, Marquette University
(Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society)
BS, Business Administration, UW-Parkside


Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) in 1990 by the Human Resource Certification Institute of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Re-certified 1993, 1996.
Received “Lifetime” certification, 1996  (~ 80 “Lifetime” SPHRs in WI).

You can work with JIm in various areas, including INS and New Hire Reporting Law compliance, performance appraisal process drafting, employee handbook review, employee file compliance and OSHA-compliant safety program drafting and implementation.

What do these penalties have in common?  If you own a business and are not in compliance with State and Federal law you could find yourself facing these penalties.

  • $100,000+ DEFENSE COSTS
  • $10,000+ OSHA FINES

What can you do to protect yourself?

  1. Hire an attorney to draft policies and procedures…at a significant expense
  2. Create policies and practices from scratch in house…very time consuming and the end result may not be in compliance with law.
  3. Receive Human Resource consulting from The Starr Group!

Here is a partial list of HR issues we help businesses address:


  • Employment Law Compliance
  • Legally Mandated Employment Law Notices
  • Drug Testing Policies
  • Performance Appraisal Process
  • Employee Handbook
  • Counseling/Termination
  • Job Descriptions
  • Employment Application
  • Compensation
  • Basic HR Policies
  • I-9 Recordkeeping
  • Accident Investigation
  • Harassment
  • Return to Work


  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • OSHA Mandated programs & training
  • PPE Hazard Assessment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Emergency Action Planning
  • Fork Truck Operator Training
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry

While you may not associate Human Resources services with your insurance agent, we do.  At The Starr Group we address all of the areas where your business faces risk, not just the insurance. Contact Us today to learn more.

Business Insurance, workers Comp, Liability, Business Auto, Errors & Omissions

Group Benefits, Wellness, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance

Home and Auto, Home Owners, Umbrella


The Starr Group is not only a great disaster response company, as we found out with the Microburst in July of 2010 when we sustained major roof damage, but they also provide a function that will help your company internally with expertise in human resources, OSHA requirements, and team building.

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