Risk Briefs

New law ends forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">New law ends forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims</span></strong></big>
A new federal law prohibits employers from forcing employees to arbitrate sexual harassment claims.

Florida Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities</span></strong></big>
On February 24, 2022, Florida's Department of Health made significant changes to its COVID-19 guidance for child care facilities.

How do you know if your identity has been stolen?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">How do you know if your identity has been stolen?</span></strong></big>
When identity theft does happen, early detection is the key to limiting the damage. The sooner you know, the better. But, how do you know when your identity has been stolen?

EEOC Enforcement Activity Increasing, Approaching Pre-Pandemic Levels

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">EEOC Enforcement Activity Increasing, Approaching Pre-Pandemic Levels</span></strong></big>
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement capabilities are returning to pre-pandemic levels

Florida’s New Reporting Requirement Forces Businesses to Track Payments to Individual Contractors

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida’s New Reporting Requirement Forces Businesses to Track Payments to Individual Contractors</span></strong></big>
Did you know that Florida businesses must report individual independent contractors who are paid $600 or more in a calendar year?

CDC Shortens COVID Isolation and Quarantine Periods for General Population

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">CDC Shortens COVID Isolation and Quarantine Periods for General Population</span></strong></big>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shortened the recommended isolation and quarantine periods for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19.

EEOC Updates COVID Guidance to Address Pandemic-Related Workplace Retaliation

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">EEOC Updates COVID Guidance to Address Pandemic-Related Workplace Retaliation</span></strong></big>
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance to address retaliation in pandemic-related employment situations.

Great News! Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates Decreasing in 2022

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Great News! Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates Decreasing in 2022</span></strong></big>
Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation approved an overall average statewide decrease of 4.9 percent for workers’ compensation premiums beginning January 1, 2022.

Affordable Care Act: Will Your Group Health Plan be “Affordable” in 2022?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Affordable Care Act: Will Your Group Health Plan be “Affordable” in 2022?</span></strong></big>
The IRS announced that the Affordable Care Act’s affordability threshold for employer-sponsored group health plans will be 9.61 percent in 2022

OSHA Imposes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy on Employers with 100+ Employees

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">OSHA Imposes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy on Employers with 100+ Employees</span></strong></big>
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new emergency temporary standard to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. How will this affect your workplace?

What is Multi-Factor Authentication and Why Should Everyone Be Using It?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">What is Multi-Factor Authentication and Why Should Everyone Be Using It?</span></strong></big>

Did you know that the majority of data breaches are driven by credential theft? Fortunately, multi-factor authentication can block over 99.9 percent of account compromise attacks.

Every Month Should Be Cybersecurity Awareness Month

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Every Month Should Be Cybersecurity Awareness Month</span></strong></big>
October may officially be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean businesses can afford to take the rest of the year off. A single cybersecurity incident can threaten a business’s operations, reputation, bottom line, and in some cases, its very survival.