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On Dec. 1, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded and extended yet again the emergency declaration that provides truck drivers an exemption from Parts 390 to 399 of the federal motor carrier regulations (including hours of service, vehicle inspection and driver qualification rules).

COVID-19 trucking exemptions were originally issued on March 13, 2020, but have been repeatedly expanded to remain in force throughout the current pandemic. This latest extension is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2021 or until the national state of emergency ends, whichever comes sooner.

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The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has adopted a temporary emergency standard for COVID-19.

The standard protects California workers who are not covered by the state’s aerosol transmissible disease standards (Section 5199) from exposure to COVID-19. The standard went into effect Nov. 30, 2020, and is set to expire on Oct. 2, 2021.

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Maintaining adequate insurance coverage is an important practice within any organization.

A key element of ensuring a robust insurance program is to take steps to avoid experiencing potential gaps in coverage during policy transition periods.

One common cause of such coverage gaps stems from claims that are reported after a policy expires. Fortunately, that’s where an extended reporting period (ERP) can help. Review the following guidance for more information on ERPs and when to consider implementing this offering.

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On Nov. 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters to help employers understand how to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime wage payment requirements for piece-rate and agricultural employees.

Opinion letters provide the DOL’s official position on how labor and employment standards apply in specific situations.

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Employees again this year contributed about 32% of the premiums while employers covered approximately 68%, quelling fears that we were moving rapidly away from the typical 70/30 employer/employee split.

As the Coronovirus pandemic sweeps the nation in 2020, a crucial pillar supporting the U.S. workforce is employer-sponsored healthcare. While we wait to see how postponed preventive care and delayed elective surgeries will affect the health of the nation's workforce, and how the total costs of COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccinations will be financed, we are already leveraging our local knowledge, as well as the data from this survey to recommend renewal strategies for 2021.

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Improving workplace efficiency is about helping employees work smarter, not harder. Fortunately, in today's world, technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace —especially for HR professionals.

No matter the size of the company, its needs can feel overwhelming for HR leaders, especially when they are faced with normal factors like team vacations and evolving role duties—or new responsibilities due to COVID-19.

Wearing a cloth face mask or covering when you’re out in public is essential for preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While many Americans are following CDC, state and local guidance for wearing cloth face masks when they’re out in public, some may be wondering whether the masks they wear are still as effective. In addition, many may be forgetting to wash their mask after each use.