Category Archives: Commercial Insurance

DOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Classification Rule

On Oct. 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to rescind and replace its 2021 independent contractor classification rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposal is scheduled for publication in the Federal … Continue reading

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The Great Reconsideration: Looking Ahead to the Next Stage of the Labor Market

The labor market continues to be unpredictable and driven by new challenges. As such, economists have signaled that the labor market is moving into another phase. Previously, there have been trends labeled as the Great Resignation and the Great Reshuffle. … Continue reading

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Proposed Overtime Rule Expected in October 2022

In its recent spring regulatory agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its plans to issue a proposed overtime rule in October 2022. According to the agency’s regulatory agenda, this proposed rule is expected to address how to implement … Continue reading

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Form 5500 Is Due by Aug. 1, 2022 for Calendar Year Plans

Employers with employee benefit plans that operate on a calendar year basis must file their annual reports (Forms 5500) for 2021 with the Department of Labor (DOL) by Aug. 1, 2022. An employer may extend this deadline by two and … Continue reading

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Texas Mutual Policy Holder 2022 Safety Grant

Helping clients build a safe workplace is one of Texas Mutual most important goals. Through their safety grant program, they award recipients up to $1,500 to purchase safety equipment. When the grant opens on July 6 at 8 a.m. CDT, … Continue reading

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HR’s Role in Preventing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are a growing concern for employers across the globe but especially for those in the United States. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of reported U.S. data breaches rose 68% between 2020 and 2021, increasing to … Continue reading

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How to Make Enticing Learning and Development Programs

Workplaces are currently facing a variety of challenges. One of the most pressing concerns is employee voluntary resignation; many entry-level, retail and hospitality workers are quitting in record numbers. However, this problem is affecting virtually every industry. Certain employers are … Continue reading

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How Employers Can Move Forward Following the OSHA ETS Block

On Jan. 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to halt OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). This means that employers are no longer required to develop COVID-19 vaccination or testing policies for … Continue reading

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Understanding Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Understanding Biden’s Vaccine Mandate – Presentation Above is a link to download a Power Point over Biden’s Vaccine Mandate. Below is a link to download and print Employer Checklist for OSHA’s Covid-10 Vaccination ETS Preparing for OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination ETS … Continue reading

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President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers

On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed executive orders requiring federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden also directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses … Continue reading

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