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Risk in Context Blog

Timely posts from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line

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Coronavirus: 10 Ways to Keep Employees Comfortable While Working From Home

Posted by Jeffrey Smagacz Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Millions of people who have never worked from home are now doing so because of the pandemic. A few small changes to their home work environments can help create more comfortable, safe, and productive telecommuting experiences.

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COVID-19 Is Officially a Pandemic. What Now?

Posted by Jeffrey Alpaugh Friday, 13 March 2020

The declaration that COVID-19 is a pandemic is a reminder of the significance of this global health crisis.

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Related to: Pandemic

Coronavirus: 3 Steps for Manufacturers to Ensure Supply Chain Resilience

enter Posted by David Carlson Monday, 09 March 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, manufacturers must identify key vulnerabilities, take steps to keep supply chains up and running, and plan for the future.

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Coronavirus: Despite SEC Relief, Risks Remain for Directors and Officers

enter Posted by Michelle Sartain Friday, 06 March 2020

Regulatory relief provided by the SEC will help public companies amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But businesses and their directors and officers should still be mindful of potential risks.

Regulatory relief provided by the SEC will help public companies amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But businesses and their directors and officers should still be mindful of potential risks.Regulatory relief provided by the SEC will help public companies amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But businesses and their directors and officers should still be mindful of potential risks.

 

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Coronavirus: Employers Beware of Potential Liabilities

enter Posted by Kelly Thoerig Thursday, 05 March 2020

Businesses must be mindful of the potential liability claims that could result from corporate and human resources policies adopted amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coronavirus: Preparing for Business Interruption and Other Claims

Posted by Paul McVey Thursday, 27 February 2020

Organizations are preparing for possible effects of COVID-19 on their operations.

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Employer Risks Remain Despite New Joint Employment Rule

Posted by Kelly Thoerig Thursday, 30 January 2020

New regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act include a four-factor balancing test used to determine employer status. 

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Joint Employment Yo-Yo Keeps Bouncing With New DOL Rule

Posted by Kelly Thoerig Thursday, 30 January 2020

New regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act include a four-factor balancing test used to determine employer status. 

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Climate Change Brings Risks, But Also Possibilities

Posted by Fabrice Lebourgeois Thursday, 30 January 2020

Greater recognition and understanding of potential climate risks is essential. Organizations should reexamine their business models and determine how they are holding up amid new challenges. 

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Cryptocurrency: 5 Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by Sarah Downey Wednesday, 29 January 2020

As interest in the digital asset space grows, companies should be watching for five trends in 2020.

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