Risk Management

January 21, 2021

Insurance Coverage Options to Safeguard Volunteers

Those who volunteer their time to support nonprofit organizations are an invaluable asset. In fact, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, nearly 77.34 million people volunteered through a nonprofit organization in 2019, providing an estimated national value of $25.43 for each volunteer hour. With so much riding on the power of volunteers, how can...

January 20, 2021

OSHA 300/300A Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most Establishments to keep a OSHA 300 logs and to post a OSHA 300A summary to classify and record the severity of work related injuries and illnesses. However, there are two classes of Establishments that are partially exempt from routinely keeping records: 1. Establishments with ten or fewer...

January 8, 2021

DOL Issues Final Rule on FLSA Independent Contractor Status

On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that clarifies how to determine whether a worker is an employee who is protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor who is exempt from it. The final rule becomes effective March 8, 2021. “Economic Reality” Test...

December 14, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Trends to Watch in 2021

Not only is workers’ compensation coverage required in most states, but it also plays a major role in connecting injured employees to the care they need to return to work as quickly and safely as possible. That’s why it’s crucial for your organization to develop an effective workers’ compensation program. To ensure a successful program,...

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 22, 2020

What Property Managers Need to Know About Cyber Security

Over the last decade, the way commercial office buildings operate has become more sophisticated and streamlined with new advances in technology. From building connectivity to HVAC systems to keyless entry—tech and smart tech has made its way into nearly every facet of how a building operates. But as the technology has become more advanced and...

October 20, 2020

Improving Safety and Compliance Risk Management in Construction

By relying on effective technology and expertise to ensure contractors and vendors are qualified and compliant with company and industry-specific policies, rental companies can better manage evolving risks to create stronger, safer businesses. From the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA guidelines and regulations to best practices and specifications published by the American National Standards Institute...

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 14, 2020

How to Reopen Professional Offices with COVID-19 Safety Measures in Mind

While a handful of states are reversing their reopening plans as COVID-19 cases jump again, in many regions businesses operating in professional offices have returned to work in some way, shape or form. For businesses that have employees coming back to their pre-COVID desks, there are many important safety measures that they should be implementing...

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...