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November 23, 2023
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
Navigating the latest developments in AI regulation: what businesses need to know

Regulators, lawmakers and technology experts alike seem to agree on two things: artificial intelligence (AI) is an important piece of our future and it needs guidelines for its use. Across the globe, there has been a recent flurry of activity ranging…

November 23, 2023 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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November 21, 2023
Matt Walker
recall advisor
FDA inspections remain an obstacle for the agency and businesses

After largely pausing onsite facility inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed this type of oversight in the past 18 months. However, several recent in-market events involving contaminated eye …

November 21, 2023 by Matt Walker, recall advisor
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November 16, 2023
Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development, and David Setzkorn, SVP, workforce absence and disability practice leader
Bringing productivity and flexibility into harmony

More than three years after many transitioned to working from home on account of the pandemic, employers are still trying to pinpoint where employees are most productive and how to optimize organizational performance. The COVID era gave rise to a var…

November 16, 2023 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development, and David Setzkorn, SVP, workforce absence and disability practice leader
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October 12, 2023
Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance, and Sara Elder, JD, senior vice president, workforce absence
Intermittent leave: It isn't just for FMLA anymore

Only 34 years ago, there were no laws to protect most disabled employees. In fact, as recently as 1989, a person could be fired by their employer because they were deaf, had an injured back or some other impairment that prevented them from doing thei…

October 12, 2023 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance, and Sara Elder, JD, senior vice president, workforce absence
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October 09, 2023
Jeremy Mele, president, EFI Global and Michael Hoffman, VP, fire science and specialty, EFI Global
Fire Prevention Week 2023: how employers can protect employees from fire risks

Every 23 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire. In 2021 alone, U.S. firefighters responded to an estimated 1,353,500 fires. It is true the number of fires and fire deaths have decreased in prevalence since the 1970’s, but…

October 09, 2023 by Jeremy Mele, president, EFI Global and Michael Hoffman, VP, fire science and specialty, EFI Global
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October 03, 2023
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
Imagine the possibilities at the RIMS Western Regional Conference 2023

The 2023 RIMS Western Regional Conference is just around the corner. An array of risk and safety managers will come together October 4-6 to connect on all things risk management in Vail, Colorado. There will be many opportunities to engage with us at…

October 03, 2023 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
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September 14, 2023
David Setzkorn
senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
School is back in session: Here’s how employers can prepare for unexpected absences

As we transition from the dog days of summer into the beauty that is fall foliage, many employees are preparing for one of the biggest fall activities in their household: children going back to school. According to a recent article in Employee Benefi…

September 14, 2023 by David Setzkorn, senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
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September 07, 2023
Bridget Caswell, director of compliance and statutory administration; Adam Morell, assistant vice president, product compliance; and Sara Elder, senior vice president, operations
Getting back to basics for accommodations

The paid family and medical leave landscape has become more complex and state-by-state differences remain, but employers can take proactive steps to streamline their policies. In the world of accommodations for injured or disabled employees, training…

September 07, 2023 by Bridget Caswell, director of compliance and statutory administration; Adam Morell, assistant vice president, product compliance; and Sara Elder, senior vice president, operations
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September 04, 2023
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
New UK product safety regime review presents manufacturers with increased regulatory obligations

In early August, the government of the United Kingdom released 13 proposals to change product safety. While stakeholders have been expecting these proposals for a while now, a few of the changes came as a surprise to regulatory experts because they c…

September 04, 2023 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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August 11, 2023
Adam Morell, JD - AVP, product compliance and Sara Elder – SVP, workforce absence
Imagine the possibilities at the DMEC Annual Conference

The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) will host their annual conference August 14-17 in San Diego, California. As we come together for the event, Sedgwick’s focus is on helping clients and the broader industry imagine what’s possible wi…

August 11, 2023 by Adam Morell, JD - AVP, product compliance and Sara Elder – SVP, workforce absence
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July 13, 2023
Ian McLennan
director, head of commercial repair solutions, UK
Use of unvetted contractors brings unwelcome risks

In tough economic times and a tight labour market, the opportunity to use unvetted contractors to undertake repairs can be enticing. However, homeowners, business owners, property managers and insurers must keep in mind that using lower-priced, unvet…

July 13, 2023 by Ian McLennan, director, head of commercial repair solutions, UK
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June 30, 2023
Michael Merlino
SVP, Medicare compliance
Medicare set asides: now with fewer amended review restrictions

In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began allowing older Medicare set aside arrangements (MSAs) for workers’ compensation to be reviewed and approved a second time. Prior to the introduction of this process, known as “a…

June 30, 2023 by Michael Merlino, SVP, Medicare compliance
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June 22, 2023
Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
DEI’s impact on leave

By now, most organizations recognize that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is the right thing to do. It helps employees feel welcomed, valued, respected and heard; provides fair access to resources, opportunities and …

June 22, 2023 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
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May 30, 2023
Beau Bishop, SVP, U.S. catastrophe operations, and Neil Gibson, COO, Sedgwick UK, Middle East, Africa, Asia and New Zealand
Standing ready for the state of emergency

The frequency of CAT events is increasing. At home and around the world, we’re seeing more extreme weather — resulting in a record number of claims. The new year began with significant flooding events on both sides of the Pacific, specifically…

May 30, 2023 by Beau Bishop, SVP, U.S. catastrophe operations, and Neil Gibson, COO, Sedgwick UK, Middle East, Africa, Asia and New Zealand
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May 16, 2023
Michael Merlino
SVP, Medicare compliance
3 Medicare compliance issues to keep an eye on

Effective management of the costs associated with liability and workers’ compensation claims in the U.S. must include assuring compliance with the requirements of Medicare. It’s a tricky system to navigate and a bit of a moving target, but our team o…

May 16, 2023 by Michael Merlino, SVP, Medicare compliance
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