"business continuity" Archives

  1. Designing a Post-Coronavirus Workplace

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like. Previously, social distancing and COVID-19-related best practices hadn’t been a topic on the mind of most employers or employees. By updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviors and expanding […]

  2. Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an unprecedented effect on daily life, many business owners are looking forward to the future and a return to normalcy. However, even when stay-at-home orders are lifted and nonessential businesses are allowed to resume operations, there’s a lot for organizations to consider before they reopen their doors. […]

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  3. Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

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    OVERVIEW On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that prevents a government shutdown and repeals the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Cadillac tax on high-cost group health coverage, beginning in 2020; The medical devices excise tax, beginning in 2020; and The health insurance […]

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  4. Returnship Programs – HR Insights

    As workplaces across the nation focus on employee engagement, attraction and retention, workplace trends such as flexible scheduling and various ancillary offerings have become commonplace. One emerging trend is designed to help employees who have been out of the workforce for a few years. These types of programs are called returnships, and they essentially operate […]

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  5. Stay Interviews – HR Insights

    Employers are always seeking ways to retain their valuable employees. Unfortunately, it can be difficult figuring out exactly why workers jump ship. Instead of waiting for a two weeks’ notice, many employers are conducting stay interviews as a way to head off potential departures. What Are Stay Interviews? Stay interviews are usually once-a-year meetings conducted […]

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  6. Coverage in Action: Equipment Breakdown Insurance

    Equipment Breakdown Insurance Companies need safe and working equipment to operate efficiently and generate revenue. In fact, some organizations rely exclusively on a few pieces of equipment to run their entire business. Following a breakdown, major losses can occur, and many organizations turn to equipment breakdown insurance (sometimes referred to as boiler and machinery insurance). […]

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  7. Proposed Overtime Rule

    Earlier this year the Department of Labor issued a proposed overtime rule. It would establish new salary thresholds for the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime payment requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the proposed overtime rule, the salary threshold would increase from $23,660 to $35,308 per year. The proposed rule would […]

  8. 4 Performance Review Trends in 2019

    by Elaine

      What does the term “performance review” mean to you? To many people, it means sitting down at the end of the year with a manager to discuss how you conducted yourself over the past 12 months. To others, it could mean chatting with a manager every quarter. And some might know it as a […]

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  9. The Five Essentials of Disaster Planning

    by talessandra

    No one would dispute that disaster planning is an essential aspect of running any company, yet many managers have a tendency to put it off. Too many other priorities compete for their attention. But the reality is that a disaster or emergency can strike at any time. If and when that happens, your company must […]

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  10. A ‘Cybersecurity Bill of Rights’ for Insurance Consumers

    by talessandra

    The 2015 calendar year has seen more than its share of crippling data breaches. But the most reported and discussed are only a few of the epic and ever-growing number of breaches occurring each year. Some prime examples include the theft of: background checks of 22 million federal employees from the Office of Personal Management; […]

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