Spiking Materials Costs Imperil Apartment, Commercial Projects

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Construction firms are reeling from snowballing costs of building materials due to spiking demand and supply chain snarls that are resulting in massive budget cost overruns. This is especially affecting construction businesses that are managing apartment or commercial projects. These cost overruns are imperiling profits — and risking red ink — on the projects after […]

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Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Against Heat Illness

Posted on: May 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As we get closer to another scorching California summer, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers to take precautions to protect them against the heat. California employers need to be especially mindful as Cal/OSHA has workplace safety regulations governing the prevention of heat illness and the agency actively enforces its heat illness prevention standard. Employers […]

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Return to Work Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

Posted on: April 19th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America. Many employers have a return-to-work program for their injured employees because it cuts down on workers’ comp claims costs and lets the worker get back to feeling […]

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Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

While ransomware is making the headlines as the major cyber threat for businesses, small and mid-sized organizations are increasingly being targeted by lower fraud that dupes them into wiring criminals funds, according to a new report. These funds transfer fraud crimes involve hackers gaining access to a company’s mailbox and extracting payments that go into […]

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How Tracking Near Misses, Employee Concerns Reduces Injuries

Posted on: March 8th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The latest trend in workplace safety best practices is tracking “leading indicators” ― or measuring performance based on the lessons learned from past events ― to reduce the chances of future injuries. Safety professionals are increasingly keeping track of near misses, hours spent on training and facility housekeeping and measuring the impact on the organization’s […]

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Sexual Harassment Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Company

Posted on: January 18th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

By now, employers should all realize and understand that sexual harassment is illegal. Employers are directly responsible for employee behavior, which gives harassed workers recourse in bringing legal actions against those that employ them. Work-related harassment and discrimination cases have been steadily climbing since the Civil Rights Act of 1991 allowed for trial by jury, […]

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Long-Haul COVID Can Be Covered under ADA

Posted on: January 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance stating that employees suffering from “long COVID-19” may be protected under workplace disability discrimination statutes. The guidance states that someone suffering from impairments resulting from long-haul COVID-19 symptoms can be considered “disabled” under the Americans with Disabilities Act and entitled to the same treatment as other disabled […]

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Non-Owned Auto Coverage Essential for Any Business

Posted on: January 6th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Even businesses that own fleets of autos sometimes use vehicles that do not belong to them. Often, a company asks an employee to run an errand or visit a customer or vendor using that employee’s car. The business may be legally liable for anything an employee acting on its behalf does while behind the wheel. […]

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Delays, Higher Insurance Costs Burden Owners, Contractors

Posted on: December 16th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Increasing construction project delays are combining with a hardening market for builder’s risk and liability insurance to create headaches for project owners and contractors. If your project suffers from delays, you may find it difficult or costly to extend the length of your insurance coverage as insurers have tightened their underwriting policies and some have […]

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Holding a Safe End-of-Year Holiday Party

Posted on: December 8th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Last year, most companies cancelled their holiday parties as COVID-19 case rates started surging after the Thanksgiving holidays and as people started spending more time indoors. Cases have once again been rising in the run-up to December, so many businesses are approaching their holiday plans with the safety of their staff top of mind. If […]

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