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September 20, 2021

What President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers

President Joe Biden’s administration is continuing its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the deadly coronavirus Delta variant. Recently, the White House ordered all federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, the government is imposing a similar requirement on private employers. The move is estimated to affect over...

September 15, 2021

OSHA Developing Private Sector Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency temporary standard (ETS). The new ETS will require private-sector employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 every week before coming to work. This announcement follows...

Risk Management Has Never Been So High Up the Corporate Agenda

The global COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how critical risk management is for virtually all organizations, especially at this delicate stage of recovery amid the threat of the virus’ resurgence caused by the Delta variant. According to Claire Combes, chairperson of UK-based risk management association Airmic, the pandemic has shown the importance of understanding and managing...

September 8, 2021

14 Important Factors Impacting Commercial Real Estate In 2021 And Beyond

Like nearly every industry, the Covid-19 pandemic has rattled the commercial real estate (CRE) sector. As businesses reopen, owners are being forced to make tough decisions, such as whether or not they should continue to rent office space. Consequently, landlords and other CRE investors may see a continued impact on their revenue stream. As experts...

September 3, 2021

After Hurricane Ida — What Happens Now?

With more than one million homes and businesses without power across Louisiana, assessing the damage from Hurricane Ida will definitely take some time. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall near Port Fourchon, La., on August 29, approximately 40 miles away from where Hurricane Katrina had landed just 16 years earlier. Preliminary damage estimates of uninsured losses in...

September 2, 2021

National Preparedness Month – September 2021

Every year, the United States observes National Preparedness Month in September to remind Americans to be ready for any disaster — man-made or natural — that could affect them, their homes, communities, or businesses. This month aims to reduce the fallout of large-scale emergencies by preparing every citizen, young and old. HISTORY OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS...

August 31, 2021

Strategies to Reduce Employees’ Return-to-work Stress

As local governments begin lifting COVID restrictions, millions of people are gearing up for the return to the physical office. While there’s plenty to be excited for, reopening plans can also be a source of anxiety, especially for those employees who have effectively adapted to remote work, and now find themselves needing to adapt again....

August 27, 2021

Cyber Liability Coverage in the Construction Industry

In recent years, cyber incidents have surged in both cost and frequency. These incidents have become a pressing concern for organizations of all sizes and sectors—and construction companies are no exception. Although employers within the construction industry may think that their cyber exposures are minimal, this often isn’t the case. Rather, such vulnerabilities can come...

August 25, 2021

Premises Liability: Securing Evidence to Diminish Exposure

Premises liability is a legal concept that stems from circumstances where an injury is caused by an unsafe or defective condition on property someone either owns or occupies, and insured commercial property operators must understand the importance of gathering and preserving evidence when an accident occurs to help mitigate extremely costly claims. Whether the property...

August 23, 2021

Preparing for Open Enrollment With a Hybrid Workforce

With open enrollment season approaching, now’s the time for HR professionals to kick off their planning. Due to the pandemic—and employees’ desire for flexibility—many employers now find themselves with a workforce on a hybrid schedule. It’s imperative they make appropriate adjustments to lead a successful open enrollment period. As a flexible model designed to support...