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  1. Legalized Marijuana and Employment: Off-duty Use and Drug Testing

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

      While all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, most states have enacted laws that allow certain uses of marijuana or a marijuana derivative. None of these laws place any restrictions on an employer’s right to administer drug tests or to prohibit their employees from using or being under the influence of marijuana at […]

  2. When is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Compensable?

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

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    Workers’ compensation can be confusing for employers. This piece is designed to help determine when, and if, an injury is covered by workers’ compensation. Carefully evaluating workers’ compensation claims is crucial in helping your company save money and prevent fraud. Workers’ compensation is simply a form of insurance that offers employees medical coverage in the […]

  3. FBI Urges Consumers to Reset Their Routers to Prevent a Malware Attack

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

    Recently, researchers at Talos – a cyber intelligence unit of Cisco – warned consumers of malware (malicious software) that specifically targets networking devices. The malware, which is known as VPNFilter, impacts an estimated 500,000 routers worldwide, particularly targeting devices from the following manufacturers: Linksys MikroTik Netgear QNAP TP-Link VPNFilter Could Collect your Information Without Your […]

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  4. Covered Establishments in All States Must Now Submit OSHA Electronic Reports

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

    OVERVIEW On April 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will require all establishments affected by the electronic reporting rule to submit their 2017 data to OSHA by July 1, 2018. This announcement clarifies the requirement for establishments in states with an OSHA-approved plan. These establishments must submit electronic reports, regardless […]

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  5. Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Are You Covered?

    by Elaine

    Allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians, celebrities and other public figures have become increasingly common recently. Social movements and a strong public outcry have led to a marked increase in sexual harassment claims—claims that can be incredibly damaging for organizations themselves. When these claims arise, organizations are expected to handle them quickly and tactfully, while […]

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  6. Nearly All Computers Affected by Security Flaws

    by Elaine

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    Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. The flaws, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to access all of […]

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  7. 143 Million People Potentially Affected by Equifax Data Breach

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

    Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, recently announced that it had been the victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of 143 million people. Between May and July 2017, hackers were able to exploit a weak point in Equifax’s website that gave them access […]

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  8. Shopping for Auto Rates

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

    TOP WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR AUTO PREMIUM Consider raising your deductible Keep up your good driving record Drive less to qualify for a low-mileage discount Drive a car with safety features such as anti-lock brakes, airbags, etc Install an anti-theft device Ask about our multi-policy discounts THE BASICS Learning about how automobile insurance rates […]

  9. The Hardening Auto Insurance Market

    by Elaine

    Category: Blog

    Auto insurance premiums have been on the rise since April 2016, when a 6 percent rate hike made it the biggest monthly increase since 2003. While the need for harder conditions in the auto insurance market is overdue, both personal and commercial auto policies are noticing the effects. And due to contributing factors that include […]

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