Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):
Making Room for Creativity

When you think of FMLA, you may not think of advocacy, creativity, and understanding.

That’s understandable. FMLA is designed specifically to offer job protection for employees. Yet employers can manage FMLA leave in a way that reduces the significant costs associated with leave while also improving the employee experience.

How can you advocate for your employees and also keep organizational costs in check? Start with these steps.
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Lawnmower Safety: An Underestimated Fleet Safety Risk

Commercial lawnmowers are complex machines, and even the most experienced operator may occasionally overlook safety precautions.

But lawn mowers remain an underestimated fleet safety risk. What can you and your employees do to help prevent accidents?
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Guarding Employees’ Health and Safety in a Globalized World

Managing a global workforce comes with its own set of unique risks for both the organization and employees. For example, many employers take corporate travel for granted, often listing it as a perk of employment. While this can be true, … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Aging Hospitality Workforce

The aging American workplace is emerging as a key issue for the hospitality industry.  Recent reports indicate that the population of people over 65 is expected to increase to 21.7% of the population by 2040.  As employee demographics in the hospitality … Continue reading

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Closing the Gaps in Health Coverage

Many employers are grappling with the rising costs associated with providing health care insurance to their employees. As premiums have increased, and in an effort to mitigate those increases, many employers are looking for ways to expand their insurance choices. … Continue reading

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Employee Absences: More Expensive Than You Think

Think you have little control over payroll costs? Think again. The costs of employee absenteeism represent 35% of total payroll expenses, according to the Insurance Educational Association. These costs include paying absent employees, finding and paying replacements, and the administrative … Continue reading

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Drowsy Driving Kills:
Protecting Your Employees

It’s Drive Safely Work Week—a great time to remind your employees of the dangers of drowsy driving. A factor in 21% of fatal crashes,1 drowsy driving can be just as deadly as driving under the influence of alcohol or other … Continue reading

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Help Avoid Infectious Diseases While Traveling

Keeping travelers healthy on business trips is a major concern for employers. As employees go to both high and low risk destinations all over the world, the threat of contracting infectious diseases becomes a reality. Continue reading

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Protecting Employees Abroad with Kidnap and Ransom Coverage

As small businesses grow, so do their exposures, particularly when they begin doing business in foreign countries. Increasingly, those risks include kidnapping. As executives visit their own facilities or vendor locations abroad, such as contract manufacturing plants, they can become targets for kidnapping and ransom schemes. That risk stems partly from the perception that the U.S. business people can afford to pay a hefty ransom. And in comparison to the local population in many emerging markets, U.S. executives do have far more resources. Continue reading

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Staying Healthy During Business Travel

We all hate getting sick, especially when we are away from the comfort of our own home and without access to our family physician. Employees who travel on business are faced with this concern. Getting sick can mean missed meetings, shortened trips, or just not being at peak performance. However, an employer is also impacted by a sick employee. Employers may face the costs of rising expenses of hospital and physician bills worldwide, and travel-related costs such as non-refundable tickets and hotel reservations. Indirect costs can include lost time and productivity as well as decreased employee morale. Continue reading

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