John Cofini

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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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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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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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Tags: employment practices liability, COVID-19, returning to work after COVID-19

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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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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What Businesses Need to Know About the CARES Act

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 @ 12:25 PM

On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This massive piece of legislation is intended to help employers and individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides loans, grants and other benefits to qualifying businesses.

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Coronavirus Risk Management in the New York Construction Industry

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 07:35 PM

New York has hit the pause button in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. On March 20, Governor Cuomo signed the New York State on PAUSE Executive Order. Under the order, all non-essential business is required to close beginning 8:00 p.m. on March 22. Although some construction is allowed to continue, construction managers must ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken. Otherwise, both the workers and the larger community may be put in danger.

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Tags: construction risk management, coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus risk management

The Business Impact of Coronavirus

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Mar 05, 2020 @ 12:53 PM

Businesses around the world are bracing for the impact of coronavirus. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that made headlines in early 2020, has spread around the globe. In the United States, multiple cases and deaths have been reported. As cases increases, businesses must prepare for the possibility of an outbreak.

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Tags: coronavirus