05.05.2021

Limiting Ransomware Exposures From Remote Desk Protocol

Remote desk protocol (RDP)—which is a network communications protocol developed by Microsoft—consists of a digital interface that allows users to connect remotely to other servers or devices. Unfortunately, RDP ports are frequently being leveraged for...

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04.30.2021

Protect Your Data with Multi-Factor Authentication

Do you remember the last time you had a code sent to your phone or email to verify your login to a website? What about swiping your debit or credit card and being prompted to...

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04.05.2021

“Nuclear Verdicts” in Lawsuits Threatens Trucking Industry

It’s not uncommon for businesses to see year-over-year rate increases even when they hire safe drivers and have a clean loss record. But, the truth is that claims history is just one piece of the...

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03.31.2021

The Next Step in Social Engineering: Deepfakes

Deepfakes have made the news numerous times in the last few years for good reason: they are becoming more and more sophisticated and more realistic. What are deepfakes? At their core, they are forgeries of...

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02.23.2021

Workplace Guidelines to Protect Against COVID-19

In a year where it seems like the world has flipped upside down, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Labor is also changing some things. On January 29th, the Biden administration...

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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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01.07.2021

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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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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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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