Untangling the Complex and Polarizing Issues of Bringing Animals to Work

Animals in the workplace is now one of the most legally complicated — and reported on — issue affecting employers. A maze of legal obligations, urban myths about the right to bring an animal to work, and frequently assertive employees have converted “adorable pets” into true workplace management nightmares.

Benefits Buzz: December 2018

Articles Include:

  • Options for HRAs Would be Expanded Under Proposed Rule
  • Don’t Forget to Provide an SBC This Open Enrollment
  • Did You Know? Prescription Drug Laws and Cost

Holiday Decorating Safety

Stay safe as you decorate and enjoy the holidays by following these tips and best practices covering everything from general safety practices to specifics on how to handle trees, “snow,” lights, candles, trimmings, fires, and paper.

Live Well, Work Well: December 2018

Topic Include:

  • Don’t Let Cooler Temperatures Derail Your Workout Plan
  • This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria
  • 3 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress
  • Holiday Budgeting 101
  • Recipe: Crunchy Potato Casserole

6 Key Hazards Most Often Related to Cranes and Derricks on Construction Sites

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that clarifies certain requirements for crane operators and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

The Big Freeze: 5 Signs Your Pipes are Frozen and How to Thaw Them

As the water in pipes freezes it expands, creating as much as 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, enough to cause almost any pipe filled with water to rupture. The bad news is that a burst pipe can releases hundreds of gallons of water per hour, causing thousands of dollars in damage to repair.

Retirement Saving Checklist: 15 Things to Know that Can Lead to Success


Whether employees are getting close to retirement or still have some years to go, they need to periodically check on how their retirement savings strategies are working and make sure they’re following the best path to preparing for retirement.

Live Well, Work Well: November 2018

 

Topics Include:

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness
  • Removing Meat from Your Diet Could Improve Your Health, Researchers Say
  • Makeover Your Holiday Recipes by Substituting Fats
  • Recipe: Super Stuffed Squash