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Update on Drug Pricing: White House Issues Executive Orders To Lower Drug Prices

2020-08-24T12:16:35-04:00August 14th, 2020|Benefits Administration, Legislative News|

On July 24, 2020, President Donald Trump issued the following series of executive orders in an effort to lower drug prices: Executive Order on Lowering Prices for Patients by Eliminating Kickbacks to Middlemen: directs federally qualified health centers to [...]

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Personal Protective Equipment

2020-08-25T11:35:43-04:00August 13th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA Requirements for Auto Shops: Listed below are the OSHA requirements and safety topics relevant to auto shops, which all of our members should have a part of their company safety program. Hazardous Communication: Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR [...]

DOL: 6 Tips to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

2020-07-28T11:02:05-04:00July 28th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has resources to help workers and employers stay safe as the hot weather continues throughout the country. Here are six things to keep in mind as you prepare for a hot summer: Memorize [...]

Safety Tips: Hierarchy of Controls to Protect Workers

2020-07-27T15:03:26-04:00July 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Controlling exposures to occupational hazards is the fundamental method of protecting workers. The pyramid below highlights a Hierarchy of Controls, which shows the most effective to least effective control methods in reducing workplace injuries. Elimination and Substitution Elimination and [...]

Update: Massachusetts Right to Repair Law

2020-07-27T10:29:25-04:00July 27th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

Voters in Massachusetts will have the opportunity to decide in November whether independent auto service facilities should have access to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair data. The Massachusetts Right to Repair Committee recently turned in 24,000 signatures, well [...]

DOL Publishes More Q&A’s on Employment Laws and COVID-19

2020-07-22T08:29:38-04:00July 22nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation|

Additional Guidance Applies FLSA, FMLA and FFCRA to COVID-19 Workplace Situations On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the agency's publication of additional questions and answers about the operation of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act [...]

N.H. Bill Would Impose New Insurer Requirements in Wake of COVID-19

2020-07-20T08:18:44-04:00July 20th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News, New Hampshire News|

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has passed H.B. 1166. If voted into law, this legislation would require the state to provide free personal protective equipment to small employers, eliminate cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment, and extend paid [...]

The Employee Retention Credit and How it Can Help Your Business

2020-07-15T12:23:33-04:00July 15th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News, SBA Stimulus Programs|

Organizations that have been impacted financially by COVID-19 may be able to take advantage of a refundable tax credit called the Employee Retention Credit. The credit is designed to encourage organizations to keep employees on their payroll and is [...]

The ER vs. Urgent Care: Know Where To Go For Care Before You Need It

2020-07-02T09:38:57-04:00July 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Wellness|

During the pandemic many people are hesitant to visit hospitals for needs that they may have. It has been recommended that people stop by urgent cares in their specific areas to be treated for those needs, rather than going [...]

Health and Safety: COVID-19 Has Meant Less Sleep for Americans, and Higher Risk of Injury

2020-06-17T15:19:20-04:00June 17th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Wellness|

Sleep may not seem like an important factor in our health, but it is. Sleep habits and overall fatigue/restfulness can affect everything from a person’s mood, health and likelihood of getting in a car accident or workplace accident. It [...]

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