Keys to Managing and Securing Your Remote Work Environment

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After nine months of working from home, many wonder if the new normal is here to stay. While an exciting proposition for some employees who have found themselves more productive and satisfied with work-life balance, such an initiative raises questions as well. As the initial move to remote work was considered a rapid response by… Read more »

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Return to Work: Understanding Workers’ Compensation in the Age of COVID

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As 2020 comes to a close, the coronavirus global pandemic is still ongoing while hopes of an effective vaccine appear to be at our doorstep. We’ve made it through various phases of shut-downs and re-openings.  Needless to say, whenever the reopening of your business occurs, business leaders need to plan for the nuances in workers’… Read more »

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Protecting Employees from Hearing Loss

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Noise. It’s something we often can’t avoid. But for many workers, noise is something that isn’t just inevitable, it’s dangerous. Whether it’s in a manufacturing facility or on a construction site, employees are consistently exposed to dangerous levels of noise from engines, drills, pumps, stamping presses, conveyors, and much more. Hearing Loss is Common—and Preventable… Read more »

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Getting Your Own House in Order: Understanding Contractors’ Insurance Options

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Though it may not feel like it right now with the current stay at home orders, the market will once again pick up. Businesses who paused projects or expansion plans will want to resume work, and homeowners who paused renovations will want to get projects scheduled. Time on Your Hands Now, Time at a Premium… Read more »

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Help Protect Employees from Violence in the Workplace

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All one has to do is turn on the television or log into social media and news of workplace violence is a pandemic of modern culture. Just how widespread are such tragic occurrences? The numbers are staggering — each year, such reports exceed two million, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The outcomes… Read more »

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Four Trends Affecting the Hospitality Industry

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The hospitality industry is facing several external trends that are steadily reshaping the customer experience and how hoteliers serve their customer base. The Millennial Generation Companies in the hospitality industry are adapting and evolving to meet the preferences of millennials — a generation with vastly different expectations than those that preceded it. Today’s up-and-coming cohort… Read more »

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Can workplace accidents lead to criminal liability?

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Workplace injuries are very serious matters.. Serious workplace injuries can result in additional OSHA inspections and the possibility of fines. However, did you know that they could also bring criminal charges? That is what is happening right now for one Maine-based contractor who is being charged with workplace manslaughter. In this case, the workplace accident… Read more »

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Top Insurance Considerations for Today’s Long Term Care Facilities

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According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of people age 65 and older will need some form of long term care in the next few years. With the aging Boomer generation, it’s reasonable to predict that even more seniors will be taking advantage of the services offered by assisted living, continuing care, and hospice care… Read more »

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4 Benefits of Having a Preferred Medical Provider Oversee Care for Your Injured Employees

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The business disruption and cost of employee injuries on a business are well known, if understated. Not only is it important to promote a strong safety culture and help protect employees from injury, it is also just as important to have best practices in place when an injury does occur so that you can respond… Read more »

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Why Is It Important to Report Workers’ Comp Claims Promptly?

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Reporting all workers’ compensation claims promptly is a critical component to controlling workers’ compensation claim costs. Failure to report an employee’s claim promptly can have financial implications and can damage employee morale. It is also required by many states and by OSHA in some situations. Workers’ compensation claims can be reported late due to inaction… Read more »

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