Open enrollment following the COVID-19 pandemic will be unlike any other in recent memory. Many organizations are still trying to recover from extended closures and maintain safe working environments—open enrollment is the last thing on their minds. Yet, procrastinating on enrollment planning can actually cause more issues than it solves. This article explains what employers can expect this enrollment period and how to prepare.
Commercial property insurance rates are on the rise across the country as insurers continue wrestling with the toll of increasing natural disasters, rising social unrest, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
More people staying home and driving less during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a drop in the number of accidents, but new data suggests that emptier roads may actually be more dangerous to those who are driving on them.
While most business owners and executives have been fretting about the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects on the economy and the survival of their business, now is a good time to conduct a review of group health plans in light of changes and new rules for 2021.
Disaster doesn't wait for your family to be together to strike. In fact, it may well happen while children are at school or one or both parents are away at work.
Do you have a plan in place to take care of your family until you can reunite? Will you even be able to find them after a major disaster? Will your plan still work if many of the local cell towers are down?
While Fed-OSHA has not issued specific regulations regarding personal protective equipment for COVID-19, employers are still required under existing rules to conduct hazard assessments to determine Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for their worksite.
As we look into what the workplace will look like post-coronavirus, the reality for many employers may involve supporting a geographically distant workforce. Some employees may be returning to an on-site work location, while others will be working remotely longer-term, or even permanently.
As businesses across the country continue reopening and the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 cases looms, employers are facing difficult decisions regarding work-from-home arrangements.
On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the agency’s publication of additional guidance on applying federal employment laws in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is in the form of questions and answers added to sets of Q&As the agency issued earlier in the year about the operation of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in workplace situations involving COVID-19.
Failing to take ergonomics into account in many workplace situations can result in injuries, be they immediate or ones that develop over time.
Nowhere is this truer than in tasks that require pushing and pulling. An employee holding a heavy object incorrectly or positioning themselves poorly can have devastating consequences that can leave them in the emergency room and recovering for weeks, or longer. Here's how to avoid that kind of grim scenario.