Hot weather, especially when combined with strenuous physical labor, can cause body temperatures to rise to unsafe levels—leading to heat illnesses. Outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they spend the majority of the day outside in direct sunlight. There are a variety of heat illnesses, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration and [...]
May 20 – 26 is Safe Boating Week with an emphasis on the National Safe Boating Council Slogan, READY, SET, WEAR IT. As the water temperatures in the Great Lakes is still hovering around the 50 degree range, we highly recommend wearing your life jacket while boating. The following will provide some information on how [...]
The price of auto insurance has risen more than normal lately. This article explains some of the factors that have caused insurance carriers to exit the auto market or increase their prices in order to make a profit.
Employees faced with caregiving needs are covered by a number of different rules, including FMLA – and, starting in 2018, New York’s paid family leave law. Employers must deal with the complexities of integrating these overlapping – and, sometimes, conflicting – rules.
The case Erwood v. Life Ins. Company of North America, et. al. involved an employee, Dr. Scott Erwood suffering from a cancer. Dr. Erwood was covered by employer sponsored group life insurance. In the transition from FMLA leave to disabled/terminated status, the employer, WellStar Health Systems, failed to inform Dr. Erwood about the plan provisions governing conversion of the group life insurance policy to individual coverage.
Global spread of WannaCry ransomware across 150 counties appears to have effects in the United States. Although not yet to be determined, these are causing disruptive business interruptions.
With all of the political fireworks around the passage of the American Health Care Act (the Obamacare repeal and replace act) by the House of Representatives, there are a few things that employers should bear in mind: If a repeal and replace bill is ultimately passed by Congress, it is likely to look very [...]
Telemedicine - which includes a variety of electronic media to provide medical services and monitor patients with certain chronic conditions – holds much promise for reducing costs and improving outcomes. What are the obstacles to achieving even greater results?
On May 4, the House of Representative passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We are reviewing the bill carefully and this blog post will be the first of many updates about the bill and its potential implications for clients.
Considering the recent vote to allow web-browsing data to be sold without users’ explicit consent, virtual private networks (VPNs) may be the key to private browsing.