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Emerging Risks Report Q1 ’18

There are many risks that can impact an organization not just monetarily but intangible impacts such as loss of productivity, damage to reputation, employee turnover, etc. Below is a summary list of emerging risks that XL suggests as top risks in the first quarter of 2018. Do you agree? Sexual Harassment Claims Recent media attention…

Is your website ADA compliant?

In the quick paced world we live in there is always a new risk lurking around the corner. If you have not heard already there are law firms scouring the internet for websites that fail to comply with ADA requirements. Did you know this? How are you addressing this very real risk? This can cost…

Update on the 831-B Captive

On March 23rd of this year President Trump signed into law the HR 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. In summary the law does: Increased the maximum annual premium limitation for section 831 – B Captives from $1.2M to $2.2 and provided for inflation adjustment increases for future years. It implemented additional requirements to…

According to most studies, people’s number-one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. – Jerry Seinfeld

Public speaking is undoubtedly a massive anxiety builder for many, even most people. I have found those who are most comfortable with the topic they are discussing and those that exude confidence in themselves usually have the greatest chance of overcoming the fear and using it as a wonderful platform to expand and grow their…

New OSHA Silica Ruling

The new Silica standard went into effect on September 23, 2017 nationally while Virginia used the July 23, 2017 date to implement the standard on a state level. As for federal enforcement a Memorandum was sent out on September 20, 2017.  The following is a link to that memorandum: Silica Document Every employer still must…

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

The month of June saw a significant development from the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding the ongoing classification of employees versus independent contractors. As you are aware, this distinction is an important one with significant implications for taxes, overtime pay and other benefits. On June 7, the DOL withdrew a 2015 administrative interpretation on classifying…