Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of Field to Fork. This communication authored by various members of the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Food & Agribusiness Practice and is designed to be a tool for sharing industry information, new regulations, Gallagher Food & Agribusiness products and much more.
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As a professional driver, your workplace is “the road.” The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Truck Drivers has a really challenging section on achieving excellence while behind the wheel. Excellence is defined as, “the state, quality or conditions of excelling (or superiority).”
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 the latest release below.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The September 2017 issue includes an article covering major benefit issues for employers with locations in Texas or Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Additional articles address a number of topics including a recent court case on wellness programs, a change in the EEO-1 reporting requirement and an update on the Massachusetts employer medical assistance contribution rates.
Where no specific regulation applies, the General Duty Clause is a liability catch-all that allows OSHA to cite employers who fail keep their places of employment free of any other recognized hazards to employees that are likely to cause serious injury or death. Compliance with the General Duty Clause is challenging because employers are typically unaware of what recognized hazards they may be required to address in their workplaces.
For global employers: Learn 10 unique employer regulations abroad including tax breaks for bicycle commuters in France, employee stress check-ups in Japan, eye exams for employees in the UK and more.
In this issue, regulatory developments in medical device cybersecurity; plaintiffs make progress with claims following data breaches; how the “failing firm” defense justifies mergers; the profile of thefts by employees; and skilled nursing’s increased ownership by and affiliation with hospitals and their investors.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: Investors Debate Stock Valuations, U.S. Dollar Hits Lowest Level Since 2015, ECB Lifts Growth Expectations
The world of cyber risk continues to develop and expand since our May 2016 paper on Medical Device Cybersecurity. The threat of ransomware has come to the forefront as demonstrated by global attacks such as Wannacry2 and Petya. These attacks show how hackers have become more sophisticated in their ability to use malware to exploit vulnerabilities in systems, hardware and devices, as well as highlighting the vulnerabilities of devices and systems that, through their lack of patching and support, and outdated operating systems, are exposed to hacking, worms, etc., that can affect patient safety, system security and data integrity.
Gain insights into how HR could be expected to support their organization’s response during a crisis, including: crisis management activities for HR leaders, employee communications options and suggestions for helping employees protect their families and assist with basic personal needs.