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December 13, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Regulatory, legal and reputational risks increasing for all businesses in 2022

We are living through a perfect storm of heightened business risks that are impacting every industry — from labor shortages, supply chain issues and inflation to increased regulatory oversight and enforcement. When combined, these risks pose su…

December 13, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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November 24, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Is all well with our daily vitamins?

European consumers have always had a strong interest in health and wellness. But when it comes to vitamins and minerals, are they getting the treatment they deserve? During COVID-19, European’s use of dietary supplements more than doubled — fr…

November 24, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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November 12, 2021
Ryan Gooley
A crackdown on counterfeit goods is on the way

Counterfeit goods have become increasingly problematic for the consumer product industry as more brands transition from traditional brick-and-mortar to online retail. The rise of counterfeit goods poses both a physical and financial threat, as they’r…

November 12, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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April 02, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
UK’s energy efficiency framework brings forth a right to repair

A new law which gives consumers the right to repair electrical appliances in the home is coming this summer, say UK ministers. The overall objective with this new piece of legislation is to ensure manufacturers make spare parts available for up to 1…

April 02, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
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November 10, 2020
Bridget Caswell
Director of National Technical Compliance – Absence Management
Colorado ballot measure makes PFML history

When we think back on the past week in U.S. election events, our minds may not immediately go to one of the most potentially impactful decisions made on the state level. Colorado has become the first state to implement a paid family and medical leave…

November 10, 2020 by Bridget Caswell, Director of National Technical Compliance – Absence Management
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March 30, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
States respond to the coronavirus: Latest disability and leave expansions

On May 12, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the next round of COVID-19 response legislation. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act with over 1,800 pages and a $3 trillion price tag includes labor and em…

March 30, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 25, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus update: New York sick leave, disability and family leave provisions

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed emergency legislation guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The law requires job-protected, employer-provided paid sic…

March 25, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 18, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus – statutory state updates

As we continue to track updates to workforce absence-related laws to support coronavirus (COVID-19) absences, we have created a statutory state chart as a resource to help make sense of the changes. The matrix includes scenarios to identify which ben…

March 18, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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June 14, 2019
Chris Mandel, SVP and Director, Sedgwick Institute
Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act update - Key considerations for businesses

One of the biggest challenges in risk management is the concept of things “probable” versus things “possible.” Traditional risk management has focused more on the probable, using historical losses and other data to actuarially forecast future losses …

June 14, 2019 by Chris Mandel, SVP and Director, Sedgwick Institute
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January 25, 2019
Desiree Tolbert-Render, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
Will U.S. Supreme Court independent contractor ruling have ramifications outside the transportation industry?

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted the case, New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira,for review to resolve disagreements among courts across the country regarding the exclusion in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) of “contracts of employment of seamen, …

January 25, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert-Render, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
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July 27, 2018
Bryon Bass
Sr Vice President Disability and Absence Management
Massachusetts now poised to offer paid family and medical leave

Following recent legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts is now preparing for a new paid family and medical leave requirement. This program, known as the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML), makes Massachusetts t…

July 27, 2018 by Bryon Bass, Sr Vice President Disability and Absence Management
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April 07, 2017
Malcolm Dodge
VP Risk Services
Congressional resolution limits timeframe for OSHA citations

In our Insights for 2017 forecast released earlier this year, one area in which we anticipated significant changes affecting employers was the regulatory arena. That prediction came true this week with the approval of a congressional resolution lim…

April 07, 2017 by Malcolm Dodge, VP Risk Services
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February 26, 2016
Introducing the Sedgwick Institute

“We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people.” This quote is from one of my favorite movies, The American President. Our industry has many opportunities; they are serious and complicated. We need serious people with serious resources to ad…

February 26, 2016
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June 20, 2015
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
Safe staffing: Best practices for healthcare facilities

During hospital and healthcare facility risk assessments around the country, we often hear nurses’ feedback about staffing challenges and heavy workloads. Is this perception or is it a reality that nurse staffing levels are impacting safety? News …

June 20, 2015 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
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August 17, 2014
Florida Workers’ Advocates vs. State of Florida ruling: What does it mean?

On August 13, 2014 Miami-Dade 11th Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto in Florida Workers’ Advocates v. State of Florida held that the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, as amended effective October 1, 2003, is unconstitutional as long as it contains the exclu…

August 17, 2014
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