02.05.2021

Frequently Cited Manufacturing OSHA Standards

Q1 2021 Manufacturing Risk Advisor The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) not only keeps records of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. Understanding these standards and taking proactive steps...

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01.26.2021

OSHA Food Manufacturing Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in...

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01.15.2021

Cyber Liability Insurance

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations, the value of a strong cyber liability insurance policy will only continue to grow. The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically...

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01.11.2021

Understanding the $900B Stimulus Package

By Barry Fields, Vice President, Employee Benefits The President signed into law an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. Notably, the bill provides funding for unemployment benefits, small businesses,...

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01.08.2021

Are You Prepared for Employment-Related Practices?

Employment-related lawsuits are a growing concern for employers of all sizes. As costs for litigation and damage awards climb, experts predict that employment liability will only become more complex. As a result, it is critical...

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01.07.2021

New Jersey’s Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

1/13/2021 Update: Beginning January 14th, individuals over 65 and individuals 16-54 with certain medical conditions as defined by the CDC will be eligible. Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B) (effective 1/14/21) Individuals aged 65 and...

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01.05.2021

New Relief for FSA Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts

By Barry Fields, Vice President, Employee Benefits The New Year brings to us the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which includes relief for plan sponsors offering Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s)....

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12.14.2020

Winter Driving Tips

Driving in the winter can be harrowing, especially in snowstorms and icy conditions. By getting your car ready for winter and using some simple tips to drive safely, you can face almost any weather Mother...

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12.14.2020

Snow Removal Safety Tips

That first snowfall of the year is a truly beautiful event. But getting back into winter routines and snow removal habits isn’t always the easiest transition. This is a season where a safety-first attitude can...

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10.13.2020

The Bummer Summer

By Robin Manougian, Vice President The early days of COVID-19 seemed like a long snow day. Businesses shut down and restaurants closed. Were it not for the specter of the unseen threat around us, the empty...

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10.02.2020

New Jersey Announces New TDI Rates and Benefits for 2021

The 2021 New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) employee/employer contribution rates and taxable wage base were announced by NJ’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  A comparison of 2020 vs. 2021 is provided in the...

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09.02.2020

Why Do Property Managers Need Errors & Omissions Insurance?

By Ryan Hager, Assistant Vice President Property managers wear many different hats in the course of their jobs. In addition to overseeing the maintenance, security, and the overall welfare of the properties they manage, at...

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