A large national department store chain was building a new 800-acre home office park with a projected 1,200 employees on site at the peak of construction. The project was plagued by numerous job site accidents, and there was no project-specific safety and health plan in effect. Changes needed to be implemented immediately without jeopardizing the project.
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A defense contractor, who had won a bid on a U.S. military contract outside of the U.S., needed international insurance coverages including Defense Base Act coverage. The organization's broker didn’t have the expertise or resources to obtain the complex international coverages and work could not begin until they did.
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A Fortune 500 company and a leading global distributor of industrial products (with operations in the U.S. and over 30 countries) wanted to improve its insurance program. With the right balance of Gallagher’s international team and its Global Alliance partners, the right solutions were found.
Reda and Schmidt find that, despite shareholders’ demands, there is little evidence of reductions in top executive pay. What’s changed? A higher percentage of pay is based on achieving performance targets, not just the stock price. (Financial Executive, 09/2013)
In industrial or manufacturing environments, a hoist is a lifting mechanism used for heavy loads. This drum or wheeled mechanism includes ropes or chains for lifting. While a hoist can have significant benefits, it can cause serious injuries if used improperly or without proper safety training.
This Article Includes: IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility and Issuer Reporting Requirements, Departments Issue Significant Guidance on the Notice of Coverage Options due by October 1: While Gallagher Releases Additional Resources to aid Employers, IRS Releases Final Individual Mandate Rules, Regulators Release Additional Guidance Clarifying 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement, Questions and Answers for Employers
Technical Bulletin-IRS Issues Guidance in Light of the Windsor Decision that Impacts Cafeteria Plan Election Rules, FSAs and HSA
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2014-01 (Notice) which provides guidance on the rules governing cafeteria plans, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. vs. Windsor. Previously, the IRS provided guidance in Revenue Ruling 2013-17, which interpreted the Windsor decision to define “spouse” for federal law purposes to include an individual married to a person of the same sex if the individuals are lawfully married under state law.
Electrical current is found in power lines, transformers, breaker boxes and power outlets. Exposure to an electric current can cause shock, injury and even death. Proper maintenance of equipment and thorough employee safety training can reduce your risks.
A property management company had building remodeling plans approved by its city administration. The project included awnings that needed to be attached to the building. The remodeling was completed but inadvertently without awnings―until the city inspector noticed and delivered a fine. The updates and fine was anticipated to cost the company over $100,000. What could be done?