COVID-19

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,...

August 19, 2020

How Work From Home Has Changed The Future Of Commercial Real Estate

Sanjay Rishi, America’s CEO, Corporate Solutions, at JLL, told Karen Webster in an interview that in the United States, the commercial real estate market may be poised to embrace a range of hybrid models as we emerge from the lingering and long shadow of the pandemic. Those models will evolve in a fluid manner over the...

August 17, 2020

Unemployment Scams: How to Prepare and Respond

The presence of unemployment-related scams has grown in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Current unemployment scams include both fraudulent claims and unemployment-related phishing attempts. As many employers are currently dealing with the reality of a high amount of unemployment claims, organizations can take steps to prepare for fraudulent activity and to accurately identify...

August 14, 2020

How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry

There’s little doubt that technology has changed the construction industry for the better. Aside from more efficient operations, tech innovation in construction has paved the way for growth and gaining a competitive edge. Schools like Capitol Technology University has taught would-be workers in the field how to maximize the use of technology to advance their careers in...

August 11, 2020

10 Ways Property Managers Can Make Social Distancing At Work Safer

While we don’t know what the post-pandemic future holds (or even when it will arrive), we know that social distancing at work is here to stay as long as the coronavirus and COVID-19 are with us. Some property management offices can let their staff work remotely, which is often the safest option and may be...

August 6, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Order Permanently Expanding Telehealth Benefits

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order aimed to improve telemedicine and rural health care access. The order expands telehealth benefits for Medicare recipients past the public health emergency (PHE) declaration for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly addressing health care access in rural communities. Previously, Trump had expanded Medicare telehealth coverage, which offered expanded...

August 5, 2020

Testing Strategy for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces after a COVID-19 Case Is Identified

Workers in critical infrastructure sectors may be permitted to work if asymptomatic after potential exposure to a confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), provided that worker infection prevention recommendations and controls are implemented. Outbreaks of illness among workers in food-producing facilities and surrounding communities have raised unique questions that identified the need for testing for COVID-19 to supplement...

August 4, 2020

How Social Distancing is Impacting Workplace Culture

HOW SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPACTING WORKPLACE CULTURE As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one guideline that is likely to last beyond this year is social distancing. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees healthy and safe, and that duty is informing their return-to-work strategies. For instance, some organizations are keeping employees at home to...

July 31, 2020

Here is What’s in the Senate GOP $1 Trillion ‘HEALS Act’ Package

HERE IS WHAT’S IN THE SENATE GOP $1 TRILLION ‘HEALS ACT’ PACKAGE WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Monday announced an approximately $1 trillion stimulus package that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said probably will represent lawmakers’ last major legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Republicans’ legislation, titled the “HEALS Act,” is expected to...

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...