Stepping Up To Lend A Hand

Adaptations To Workers’ Compensation Class Codes Help Employers Support Their People. The pandemic pushed businesses to make drastic changes—practically overnight. In a time when no one knew what would happen next, employers made in-the-moment decisions to sustain their operations. Some moved to a remote work environment. Others continued compensating their people while they were not…

Coping with Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic within Community Associations

The COVID-19 pandemic, resulting economic recession, protests for racial and cultural equality, an incredibly divisive election cycle, wildfires, hurricanes, and more made 2020 one of the most difficult and stressful years ever. For community association board members and managers, all of these events have made a tough job even tougher. Homeowners have put more pressure…

The Pandemic & The Plan

Addressing the What-Ifs Creating A Comprehensive Business Continuity Plan Prior To The Pandemic Made Adapting Easier A pandemic? That rarely happens. What are the chances? When Deeley Insurance Group sat down in 2017 to create a business continuity plan, they started with a boilerplate guide for dealing with interruptions like power outages and natural disasters.…

Recruiting Post-Coronavirus

While unemployment rates remain high, many employers may find themselves struggling to connect with the right candidates. Current Employment Market According to the Society for Human Resource Management, job seekers in the post-coronavirus employment market are prioritizing safety in the workplace and looking for stability with career-oriented opportunities rather than short-term employment. Employers may want…

2020 Workforce Survey Reveals How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Industry

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its 2020 Workforce Survey results, outlining the latest labor trends within the construction sector. This year’s survey focused primarily on how COVID-19 has impacted the industry—analyzing the effects of the ongoing pandemic as it relates to project demand, workforce stability and job site productivity. Project Demand Fallout…

Increase in FMCSA Offsite Compliance Reviews

The federal government issued pandemic-related regulatory guidance that allows offsite audits to determine carriers safety ratings — Satisfactory, Conditional or Unsatisfactory. Previously, regulations required FMCSA to conduct an onsite compliance review to issue an Unsatisfactory rating. That change has allowed the agency to conduct comprehensive safety reviews of fleets remotely instead of in-person, leading to…

FMCSA Updates/Extensions

New Hours of Service Changes take effect September 29th On June 1st, FMCSA published changes to truck driver hours of service rules in the Federal Register. The new changes – outlined below – become effective September 29, 2020. Short-Haul Operations Extends drivers’ maximum on-duty period from 12 to 14 hours. Extends the air-mile radius within…