New Federal Law Bars Forced Arbitration for Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

2 minute read President Biden has signed into law a measure that bars forced arbitration for workers who are victims of workplace sexual assault or harassment. The Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act bars employment contracts from requiring employees to settle their claims through private arbitration instead of in a court …

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Return to Work Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

2 minute read More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America. Many employers have a return-to-work program for their injured employees because it cuts down on workers’ comp claims costs and lets the worker get …

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Digital Health Benefit Tools Can Help Your Employees Save Money, Stay Healthy

3.5 minute read It’s no secret that most employees do not fully understand all of their health insurance benefits, which can lead to worse health outcomes and them spending more money than they need to for some medical procedures. A recent survey of 226 executives by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services concluded that employees and …

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Record-Keeping Key for Businesses During Pandemic

2.5 minute read With more lawsuits proliferating against employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have to be more diligent than ever about their record-keeping. Besides facing lawsuits alleging a business didn’t do enough to protect its employees or the public, employers are also contending with a tougher regulatory climate thanks to a number of new …

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Your Staff Are Susceptible to Medical Identity Theft

3 minute read Medical-related identity theft accounted for 43% of all identity theft in the United States in 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. And the majority of documents criminals steal are the same ones your employees receive from their group health insurers. If an employee becomes a victim of medical identity theft …

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Workplace Class-Action Lawsuits Are Spiking

2 minute read Class-action lawsuits by workers against employers have risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and settlement amounts have hit record levels, a trend that is likely to continue in 2022, according to a new report. The report by law firm Seyfarth Shaw, LLP highlights the biggest litigation threats employers face in these unprecedented …

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