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.
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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.
Rotor wing fleet trends are an economic bellwether. Previously, regional demand for light to medium rotor wing aircraft was dominated by the Far East. Yet, there's recently been a subtle shift in demand to Latin America - showing steady growth in that previously underserved market. Several global rotor wing fleet forecasts show Latin America with the fastest growth. This Rotor Wing Fleet Report produced by Gallagher Aviation offers some insight into this market and the potential risk variables to be addressed.
Chris Ratajczyk, ACCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Operations, Human Resources & Compensation Consulting, writes, “The effort to keep current on trends and regulations affecting compensation can be a continual battle…” Read more about the current compensation landscape.
A recent United States Supreme Court case concerning a construction industry pension fund recently resolved a Circuit split regarding Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933. The Court unanimously ruled that an issuer may be held liable for a statement of opinion made in a registration statement if the issuer did not have the belief indicated or failed to disclose material facts about the basis for the opinion that rendered the statement misleading. This Gallagher Advisor newsletter provides some liability aspects concerning this case.
The 2015 State of the Market Report provides objective insights into trends and best practices to help organizations become an employer of choice. Articles were written by key specialists in the Benefits & Human Resources division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Technical Bulletin – 2015 Issue 2 – EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs
On April 20th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a proposed rule that would amend the regulations and interpretive guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
The use of drone technology, also referred to as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is becoming increasingly popular and affordable. They can provide inexpensive options for research, site inspections, search and rescue operations and even crime scene investigations. Select public entities may operate drones upon receipt of a certificate of waiver or authorization (COA) from the FAA. This Gallagher whitepaper addresses some of the key challenges concerning drone technology particularly in the public sector.
Over the years, there has been additional scrutiny surrounding churches and the protection of minors while on church property or at events. Given this, there are many reasons why ministry and staff training are essential to establishing and maintaining a safe environment. Christianity Today recently published an article Managing Your Church: How to Respond to Reports of Child Abuse which offers insights into the issue from a business and ministry perspective in an engaging blog-style interview.