EEOC Guidelines for Bringing Workers Back During COVID

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 04:06 PM

The COVID pandemic has been a game changer for businesses across the country and around the world. While some businesses have weathered the storm intact, some have had to completely rethink and retool their operations. Many have had to laid off valuable employees. Unfortunately, many others have had to close their doors for good.

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As New York Businesses Reopen, Scaffold Law Opposition Heats Up

Posted by Matt Cotter on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 11:40 AM

It’s a longstanding and epic struggle, with billions of dollars at stake. No, it’s not the latest reality TV show. It’s the New York construction industry and its ongoing battle with Labor Law 240, otherwise known as the Scaffold Law.

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Should Your Business Require A COVID Waiver?

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 @ 03:56 PM

As states begin to reopen, the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak hangs heavy over businesses. To mitigate the risk, businesses are focusing on policies and procedures that can prevent the spread of infection. Some are also embracing another approach: COVOD-19 liability waivers.

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Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines for the Construction Industry

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Jun 10, 2020 @ 12:05 PM

New York City has released Phase 1 reopening guidelines for the construction industry. Click below to view their guidance document.

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Tags: COVID-19, returning to work after COVID-19, Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines

Construction Safety While Reopening: Resource Roundup

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Jun 01, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

Before the pandemic, construction was booming around much of the country. After some delays, many projects are getting back on track, but the coronavirus is still a threat. The following resources can help construction managers adapt to the new reality.

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Hurricane Preparedness: Is Your Home Ready?

Posted by Peter Lanza on Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 02:20 PM

As the 2020 hurricane season kicks off, the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging around the world. This year, it’s more important than ever to be prepared for the worst.

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Returning to Work After COVID-19: Beware of These Employment Practices Liability Exposures

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

Governors in many states are starting to ease their stay-at-home orders. This means that businesses will be returning to work – but they will not be returning to business as usual. The pandemic is still a threat, and employers must beware of associated employment practices liability exposures.

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Remote Work Cyber Coverage Gaps

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, May 11, 2020 @ 12:41 PM

Many companies have switched to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As shelter-in-place orders are lifted, some teams may not want to return to the office. Whether it’s because people remain worried about the coronavirus or because they crave the flexibility and work-life balance that remote work offers, the work-from-home model may become a long-term arrangement for many workers. It’s time to fill in the remote work cyber coverage gaps.

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Restaurant Risk Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Mon, Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:24 PM

COVID-19 is changing the way restaurants operate. Although some restaurants have closed, others remain open on a pick-up and delivery basis only. This shift, along with other safety issues related to the pandemic, is leading to new risks.

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Insurance Premium Relief is Available if Needed

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 @ 05:52 PM

The New York Legislature and Department of Financial Services have been implementing emergency measures in an effort to protect insurance policyholders who have been hit with financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Regulations they enacted include the waiver of late fees; the prohibition on reporting negative data to credit reporting agencies; and the repayment of late premiums over a 12-month period.

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