08.25.2020

Keep Your Company Safe While Working From Home

By Bernie Cosentino, Vice President Since the beginning of the digital age, protecting our information has been a concern. These concerns have never been greater as the spread of the coronavirus has triggered the mobilization...

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08.11.2020

Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test

By Conor Moran, Assistant Vice President Employers are responsible for handling an employee’s positive coronavirus test swiftly to protect the health of other employees while preserving the affected employee’s confidentiality. In addition to notifying the...

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07.28.2020

Understanding the Business Interruption Claims Process

By Gwenyth Luu, Commercial Lines Director Continuity is critical in business, and there are few things more important than continuous revenue and cash flow. In fact, just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly...

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07.27.2020

Compliance Alert – DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised the forms employers and employees may use to meet their notification and certification obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave...

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07.14.2020

The Benefits of Online Enrollment

By Barry Fields, Vice President Employee Benefits Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the way we work was changing and the workforce was also changing. Companies of all sizes were demonstrating innovation and flexibility. They were...

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07.07.2020

Could Coronavirus Affect Unemployment Insurance?

By Gwen Luu, Commercial Lines Director There are a lot of questions surrounding COVID-19 and its effects on the economic and political landscape. One thing that isn’t in question, unfortunately, is how many people are...

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06.30.2020

To Reopen or Not to Reopen: That is the Question

By Eric Wokas, Risk Control Consultant While not as dire as Hamlet’s soliloquy about life and death, it is very close. Should we live in the pain of an economic recession or throw off the...

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06.19.2020

EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA

On June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an additional answer to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all...

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06.05.2020

Compliance Alert – FFCRA Tax Credits, PCORI Fees and President Signs New PPP Flexibility Act (PPPFA)

Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final...

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05.01.2020

IRS Updates Tax Credit Guidance and DOL Updates FAQ for Coronavirus Paid Leave

The IRS has updated tax credit questions and answers regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) paid leave. Visit the IRS website for their FAQ section: IRS: COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize...

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04.30.2020

Benefits and Marketplace Trends Through the Lens of COVID-19

Even the most optimistic person will concede that the world won’t be returning to exactly how it was before the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, has killed tens of thousands, and infected...

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04.17.2020

Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an unprecedented effect on daily life, many business owners are looking forward to the future and a return to normalcy. However, even when stay-at-home orders are lifted...

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