July 16, 2020

Add a Hurricane to a Pandemic and the Risk Management Considerations Get Very Complicated

ADD A HURRICANE TO A PANDEMIC AND THE RISK MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS GET VERY COMPLICATED It is fair to say the COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge to enterprise risk management in generations. The challenges have been larger than those faced after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy or Fukushima. Understandably, for months, risk managers and...

July 14, 2020

5 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping HR

5 WAYS COVID-19 IS RESHAPING HR The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official guidance, organizations will need to adapt quickly if they want to succeed in the post-coronavirus landscape. HR teams stand at the forefront of these efforts. For years, HR departments have been...

July 9, 2020

Application Deadline for Small Business Loans Extended

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SMALL BUSINESS LOANS EXTENDED Congress has passed legislation to extend the application deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Aug. 8, 2020. Prior to the extension, the deadline to apply for these funds was June 30, 2020. The extension enables eligible small businesses to apply for funding for five more...

July 8, 2020

Statewide California Construction Employment: How Has it Fared with COVID-19?

STATEWIDE CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT: HOW HAS IT FARED WITH COVID-19? Construction employment declined in more than nine out of 10 metro areas from March to April, a time when industry employment typically increases in most locations, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of new government data shows. The San Francisco area...

July 7, 2020

Engaging Remote Employees With Learning

ENGAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES WITH LEARNING The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge many employers and their employees to move their daily work online, while trying to be just as productive and connected as in their normal workplace setting. With the remote workforce growing, employees can often feel disconnected and not as engaged with co-workers and the...

July 2, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Changes for COVID-19

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHANGES FOR COVID-19 Under most state workers’ compensation (WC) laws, COVID-19 may be a compensable, work-related condition only if an employee can show that: He or she contracted the coronavirus while performing services growing out of and incidental to his or her employment; and The disease arose out of that employment (work relatedness)....

July 1, 2020

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

WHAT ARE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT THE REST OF 2020? One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of...

June 29, 2020

The Importance of Safety Footwear for Manufacturing Employees

THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY FOOTWEAR FOR MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES Personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial when it comes to preventing injuries and ensuring the health and safety of your employees. One often overlooked and important type of PPE is safety footwear, which is designed to protect feet from common manufacturing hazards. Depending on the job activity...

Leveraging Benefits in Post-Coronavirus Compensation

LEVERAGING BENEFITS IN POST-CORONAVIRUS COMPENSATION In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many organizations have been faced with making tough decisions—often leading to layoffs, furloughed employees and reduced pay. Post-coronavirus, many employers find themselves torn between balancing fair compensation and the current financial realities of their business—while hoping to return to a new sense of...

June 25, 2020

Determining Whether a COVID-19 Case Is Workrelated

DETERMINING WHETHER A COVID-19 CASE IS WORK RELATED The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created massive change and concern for employers and employees across the world. Even as businesses reopen and employees return to their new normal, the risk of becoming exposed to and ill with COVID19 is still present. When an employee reports they have...