6 Tips for Effective Videoconferencing

6 Tips for Effective Videoconferencing

Best practices and proper etiquette are important as more teams and departments make the switch—whether permanent or temporary—to using videoconferencing as a primary communication method. Consider the following tips for your next video meeting: Place the camera at eye level. Look at the camera— instead of yourself on screen—when you’re talking. Check your background. If …

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The Importance of Communicating With Employees During Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Importance of Communicating With Employees During Workers’ Compensation Claims

Employees who face work-related injuries and illnesses commonly have subsequent stress and anxiety. Oftentimes, this stress is made worse should employers stop communicating with the employee while they’re unable to work.   It is important for employers to make their employees feel appreciated and to invest in their well-being. This rapport helps employees feel welcomed, …

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Medical Provider Fraud

Medical Provider Fraud

Although your workers’ compensation policy is intended to help cover the expenses that result from an employee becoming ill or injured on the job, various parties may attempt to abuse this coverage by committing insurance fraud. And while you may think that only employees can participate in such fraud (e.g., falsifying an injury to receive …

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CDC Updates Outdoor Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

CDC Updates Outdoor Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. This update loosens the CDC’s mask-wearing recommendations for those fully vaccinated, allowing many outdoor activities without a mask. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose …

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Double Extortion Ransomware Attacks

Double Extortion Ransomware Attacks

In recent years, ransomware attacks have steadily been on the rise. These incidents—which entail cybercriminals compromising a device or server and demanding a large payment be made before restoring the technology (as well as any data stored on it) for the victim—are one of the most damaging cyberattack methods, incurring an average of $1 million …

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President Biden Announces Tax Credit for Small Businesses Offering Paid Leave for Vaccination

President Biden Announces Tax Credit for Small Businesses Offering Paid Leave for Vaccination

Recently, President Joe Biden issued a call for employers to take additional steps to help get their employees and communities vaccinated against COVID-19. As part of that effort, president Biden announced a paid leave tax credit for small- and medium-sized businesses. This credit will allow eligible employers to fully offset the cost of paid leave …

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FDA and CDC Call for Pause on Distribution of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

In a joint statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have called for an immediate halt on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet on Wednesday, April 14, to further review these cases …

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