The Research professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services (Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC) presented a 50-minute webinar highlighting the capital market changes in the second quarter.
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Join Sue Graf and Petula Workman of AJG Compliance for a 75-minute pre-recorded webinar on Counting Hours Under the Final Rules with information on calculating hours of service, identifying full-time employees, monthly measurement and look back methods.
In the second quarter, equity markets rallied, all major asset classes marched higher and REITS continued to surprise investors. The second quarter market review takes a closer look at performance during spring and early summer.
The summer season is underway. With so many people taking time off, and having "construction season" underway in many areas of the U.S., it increases traffic and congestion on the roadways. Then there are “vacation drivers” are often inexperienced with long-distance travel. These drivers are not as familiar with managing fatigue and other road distractions. Keep a lookout for these drivers, and keep your distance from them. For more tips on transportation safety, read more.
Preview this month’s installment of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Pitfalls & Perils of 2014 focused on ten FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) issues impacting employers’ workforce planning needs now.
In the summer of 2014, the Southern District of New York decided that two seemingly related cases were, in fact, unrelated. Usually, this is good news for clients, as carriers often use the "related wrongful acts" or "related claims" language to exclude coverage. However, this time, it was bad news. How did the court reach this decision, and how did it ultimately impact the plaintiffs?
Health & Welfare - Critical Thinking: Employers Must Make Major Shift to Sustain Compensation and Benefits
AJG Health & Welfare’s Kent Lonsdale writes, “Many companies have been wrestling with their ability to sustain their compensation and benefit programs. The continual rise in healthcare spending has affected the bottom line of many companies and families…”
On June 20, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change the regulatory definition of marriage that applies to FMLA to look to the law of the jurisdiction in which the marriage was entered – the state of celebration. Our Technical Bulletin summarizes this proposed guidance.
This issue includes: Supreme Court Issues Hobby Lobby Decision and Rejects Contraceptive Mandate for Some Corporations Supreme Court Opinion in Hobby Lobby Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion
On Wednesday, The Bureau of Economic Analysis released their third revision to the 1st quarter GDP estimate showing that the U.S. economy contracted at a rate of 2.9%, previously reported as a 1.0% drop. This is the biggest contraction the U.S. economy has seen in five years, since the 1st quarter of 2009. This revision also marks the biggest difference between second and third estimates since records began in 1976. Yet investors shrugged off this news, with markets showing broad gains for the day and nine out of 10 S&P sectors closing higher. So why do investors seem so optimistic?