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President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers

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On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed executive orders requiring federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden also directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure all of their workers are either tested for COVID-19 once a week or fully vaccinated. These new rules come shortly after the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was fully approved…

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The Importance of Underground Service Lines Coverage

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There are a lot of property risks to keep in mind if you’re a homeowner. But have you thought about the ones that might be lurking under your property? As a homeowner, underground service lines that run from your home to the property line are your responsibility to maintain. It’s easy for an incident, or general wear and tear, to eventually result in some unforeseen expenses. Underground service lines coverage is typically not included in…

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PEOs and Workers’ Compensation

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Companies may need to work with professional employer organizations (PEOs) to obtain contract workers for several reasons—whether it’s to account for their seasonal production periods, fulfill large contracts or secure contract-to-hire positions. Yet, before using a PEO to acquire employees, it is important for employers to understand what the responsibilities are for each party involved and how they can negotiate the contracts for service.  As clients, employers must understand that—depending on what the contract states—they…

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Heat-Related Illness Safety Information

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Heat and humidity can cause several different types of heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms of each type of heat-related illness will help to keep you safe on the job. Normally, the body has ways of keeping itself cool by allowing heat to escape through the skin and evaporating sweat (perspiration). However, if the body does not cool down properly or does not cool down…

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Considering a Hybrid Work Model

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The pandemic has resulted in thousands of employees working from their kitchen tables or living rooms rather than the office or other workplaces. However, as more Americans receive a COVID-19 vaccination and organizations develop or update their return-to-work plans, some employees may still be eager to continue working remotely, even if just for a few days each week. Overview of Hybrid Workplaces Work flexibility is consistently cited as a post-pandemic trend and some employers are…

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Post Pandemic CHecklist

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Now that companies are planning strategies to get back into the workplace, safety and risk concerns are top of mind. Has your business or supply chain been impacted by COVID? Are you worried about how to help employees return to work safely? Are you worried about new rules or types of liability in the post-pandemic workplace? Are your network, computers, and information safe after employees have used improvised workspaces? Do you have someone to help…

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