Healthcare

January 4, 2021

5 Strategies Employers Can Implement to Help Support COVID Vaccine Uptake

While there has been a lot of positive news recently about the COVID vaccines, there are varying reports on the public’s concern and willingness to take it. That hesitation, along with vaccine access, will determine how quickly life returns to normal. We will need more than 70% of the population vaccinated to get back to a pre-pandemic society, and...

October 28, 2020

5 WORKPLACE ISSUES AT STAKE AS TRUMP, BIDEN BRACE FOR ELECTION DAY

No matter where one falls on the political spectrum, the 2020 presidential election will shake up the American workforce. For employers, truly comprehending each candidate’s position may be the difference between a winning or losing workplace strategy. Several benefit and workplace topics have emerged in the spotlight during this historic election year, including healthcare, of...

October 15, 2020

Catastrophic Workers’ Comp Claims During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic surprised all of us in January 2020, with its speed of viral infection transmission causing high mortality and morbidity among those afflicted in the United States. This newly formed mutant coronavirus, now known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2, took the world by storm and many in this country...

October 12, 2020

Tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As school, socializing, and many aspects of life have moved online this year, it’s more important than ever that you protect your digital devices and steer clear of cybercriminals. So during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), observed each October, the FBI and partner agencies remind you to do your part and #BeCyberSmart all year long. Now in...

September 25, 2020

California Expands Family and Medical Leave Under the CFRA

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) expand the law’s leave requirements to cover employers with at least five employees, provide new grounds for leave and remove leave limits. The CFRA The CFRA provides 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to otherwise eligible employees to bond with a new child...

September 14, 2020

California Mandates COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for Workers

California has enacted a new law that requires supplemental paid sick leave statewide for workers for COVID-19-related purposes, effective Sept. 19, 2020. Under the law, employers must provide leave to individuals who were exempted from emergency paid sick leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Covered Workers  Workers are eligible for paid...

September 9, 2020

National Preparedness Month: Workplace Safety

No matter where you live, you’re sure to encounter and have to deal with emergencies, whether they be tornadoes, fires, chemical or toxic spills, or any number of other natural and man-made disasters. In these situations when conditions can so quickly become life-threatening, workplace preparedness is key and could mean the difference between life and...

September 8, 2020

How to Support Employee Behavioral Health During the Pandemic

Fear, worry and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, or when faced with uncertainty. Understandably so, it is normal that people are experiencing worry or stress during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of daily life. Americans are increasingly suffering from behavioral health issues during the pandemic,...

September 2, 2020

California COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Soar

Early in the pandemic, José Guzman said he asked his managers at the Farmer John meat packing plant in Vernon, just south of Los Angeles, for a mask and hand sanitizer.  “They said they were not responsible. They could not give us masks because they had no masks,” said Guzman, a 61-year-old from San Bernardino...

August 10, 2020

2021 Benefits Planning and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wage on, its effects on benefits planning for next year are being felt—especially as open enrollment season approaches. According to Mercer’s Global Survey #5, 20% of employers surveyed said updating benefits programs to better meet employee needs was an HR area in which companies are seeing an increased need...

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