Category: COVID-19

The Future World of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred many changes in how people work across organizations and industries. Some of these changes (e.g., limited social gatherings, mandatory face coverings) are likely to be temporary. Others,…

Pandemic Driving Trends to Translate into Fewer On-The-Job Auto Accidents

Costs related to on-the-job motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are expected to drop as workers drive less frequently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis produced by the National Council on…

Unemployment and Infectious Disease Worry Global Execs Most, but Climate Risks are on the Rise

Business leaders around the world rate unemployment as the most concerning risk followed by infectious diseases, fiscal crisis and cyberattacks, but climate risks are on the rise, according to a new report…

Simple Steps for an Extra Safe Halloween

The COVID-19 pandemic means Halloween may be a bit different this year. But you can still have fun! First and foremost, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines to ensure your celebrations…

SB 1159 – Amends Existing Workers’ Compensation Laws Regarding COVID-19

SB 1159 amends existing workers’ compensation laws to address the impact of employees who contract COVID-19 and the extent that such illness is considered industrial, and therefore entitles the employee to workers’…

AB 685 – More COVID Complications for Employers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on maintaining a safe workplace, AB 685 amends the Labor Code in several areas to require employers to adhere to stricter occupational health…

Ask the Expert: Can I Deny FFCRA Leave to an Employee Who Has High Schoolers Attending Class Remotely?

Question Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day? Answer No. Employees are entitled…

The Pandemic is a Hacker’s Paradise, According to the Data

Regular listeners of Advisen’s Quarterly Cyber Risk Trends webinar series get to see our cyber loss data in action. With cyber risk a key focus during the COVID-19 pandemic and a widespread…

Congress Debates COVID-19 Liability Shield as Businesses Call for Protections

Hundreds of trade groups representing every sector of commerce have asked Congress to pass legislation to shield businesses and schools from litigation as they navigate reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but…

Customer Case Study: Coronavirus in Action Interview

What happens when the rubber meets the road for businesses and positive COVID results? We interviewed the Director of Human Resources at a longtime customer to find out how they responded and…