Category: Recent Headlines

California Expands Pay Transparency Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2023, employers in California will be subject to several new requirements aimed at promoting pay equity, as follows: Employers with 15 or more employees (located anywhere) will be required…

‘Help wanted’ ads no longer cut it: Attracting and retaining staff in today’s market

After experiencing a global pandemic, turbulent world events and a cost of living crisis, the U.S. workforce has fundamentally changed. That means small businesses now need to appeal to a new generation of…

Worsening Health Increases Need for Online Wellness Options, Insurance: Swiss Re

Roughly one-third of survey respondents in the U.S. reported a decline in physical or mental health over the past 12 months, leading to increased reliance on digital healthcare, according to a recent…

How the Depp-Heard Verdict Could Affect Professional Liability

While most commentators have focused on how the recent verdict in the matter between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has impacted public perception of abuse allegations, the outcome has also been of interest…

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per…

Tesla Says it Can Lower Insurance Costs & Make Driving Safer

(Bloomberg) — For more than six weeks now, the tech and finance industry has been riveted by Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter. The topic has sucked up tons of oxygen and contributed to…

The TSA And Airlines Are No Longer Enforcing The Mask Mandate

After 14 months of required mask-wearing in public transportation, travelers can now decide for themselves whether to wear a face mask on a flight. Hours after a federal judge struck down the federal…

What are the benefits & coverage options for gun liability insurance?

It may come as a surprise, but several cities are now requiring gun liability insurance for legal gun owners.  Could your city be next? What exactly is gun liability insurance? It is a type…

Aircraft insurers brace for a deluge of Russia-related claims

(Bloomberg) — Aircraft-leasing firms working to retrieve planes from Russia are set to collide with an aviation-insurance industry bracing for an unprecedented barrage of claims. Lessors of planes stuck in Russia since the onset of…

Organized chaos: Insurance coverage & retail crime

“Organized theft rings” screamed headlines toward the end of 2021 as a string of incidents riddled authorities and shook shop owners in major cities across the country, moving some retailers to beef up…