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.
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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.
Our 90-minute webinar is designed to help HR professionals understand the coordination of the different and sometimes conflicting requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Workers’ Compensation. This webinar has been approved for 1 ½ hours of recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute
Heat illnesses are preventable but - if left unchecked - can lead to death. At times, workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods. Without prevention, heat-related illnesses can occur and may result in serious health problems. The Gallagher School Talk - Heat Illness Prevention newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid heat-related illnesses.
Finding the right balance is key to your long-term incentive plan. How does your company’s program measure up against the top US companies? This new article summarizes trends in long-term incentive design, based on data as disclosed in 2014 annual proxy statements for 200 of the largest US companies
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The April 2015 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
The tornado safety procedures featured in this video are not all-inclusive. They are designed to provide some safety procedure recommendations that could assist your schools in the event of an emergency. Each school can use this information to potentially tailor a plan that works for their school. The video may help you re-evaluate, expand and enhance your tornado shelter plans - and prepare for an event as best possible.
As a communication vehicle, social media is playing a more significant role in providing and distributing valuable information. These resources have been particularly useful in disaster situations. Recently, FEMA released a Severe Weather Preparedness - Social Media Content Shareables guide. It offers a consolidated listing of materials available on Twitter and Facebook as well as recommendations on how to leverage social media in your business. This guide was released by FEMA in early April 2015.
The Role of Employee Stock Ownership Plans in Compensation Philosophy and Executive Compensation Arrangements
ESOP plans were introduced in the mid-1950s as an efficient form of employee stock ownership. They came under the jurisdiction of ERISA in 1974 and have existed in their present form ever since. Although these plans do have some very real limitations, they can also provide employees with a substantial motivation to save for their retirements.
Heat illnesses are preventable but - if left unchecked - can lead to death. At times, workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods. Without prevention, heat-related illnesses can occur and may result in serious health problems. The Gallagher PEP Talk - Heat Illness Prevention newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid heat-related illnesses.