The April jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was just right – bouncing back but not too strong. But as analysts try to predict the Fed moves, have they lost sight of the true employment picture? The Weekly Market Update explores the lead market stories of the past week.
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Are prepared to comply with the new safety data sheet (SDS) requirements beginning June 1, 2015? Failure to properly provide or respond to new SDS information by then could open the door to an OSHA inspection, enforcement activities or citations and penalties for violating the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012). This Risk Management Safety Insight: Hazard Communication Standard newsletter addresses these topics and potential ramifications.
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 4,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year because they were injured while using extension cords. Injuries include fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The Gallagher PEP Talk: Safety Tips for Extension Cords newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid related injuries.
Robert D. Sloan, Area Vice President, Registered Representative, Retirement Plan Consulting, writes, “Ever since the first retirement plan was developed in the United States back in 1889 by the American Express Company, employers have tried to determine the optimal approach…” Read more about creating an impactful retirement strategy.
This Gallagher Risk Management Safety Insight newsletter is part of the newsletter's Great Supervisor series. This edition offers suggestions on how a supervisor can enhance employee productivity by maintaining a vested interest the success of others - and supporting an employee's long-term career objectives.
Health & Welfare Consulting: Critical Thinking- From Employee to Stakeholder: The Unsustainable Status Quo in Compensation and Benefits
In this whitepaper on the topic of sustainability in compensation and benefits programs, Health & Welfare Consulting’s Joe Milano poses the question, “At what point will both employers and employees commit to shifting the paradigm? Compensation and benefits costs cannot simply increase year over year without corresponding growth to the bottom line.” Read more on what employers can do to help align their employees’ and organizational objectives to achieve a sustainable and successful future.
Given work environments that may be impacted by warmer weather or extreme heat in the workplace environments, supervisors should be aware of critical regulations that protect employees from both OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act ). This Gallagher-sponsored webinar features attorneys specializing in OSHA and heat illness as the program's keynote presenters.
The advance estimate of first quarter GDP growth was released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis last week, and it revealed a drastic slowdown that was well below consensus expectations. The data has given the Federal Reserve a reason to reconsider mid-year interest rate hikes, and stocks headed lower amidst the heightened uncertainty. Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.
All cafeteria plans, no matter the level of complexity, must comply with the sometimes convoluted rules that are necessary to preserve tax preferred treatment. Find out the critical action items required to maintain compliance here.