EEOC Files First COVID-19 ADA Accommodation Lawsuit Voluntary Benefits The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit in Georgia federal court. This case represents the first COVID-19 pandemic-related lawsuit the EEOC has filed about a remote work request for an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation. According to the suit,...

Voluntary Benefits Insights Voluntary Benefits As health care costs continue to rise, so has the demand for voluntary benefits. Since many employers find it increasingly difficult to provide employees with a complete benefit package, voluntary benefits have become an ideal solution. Voluntary benefits allow employers to offer benefits that are attractive...

The Benefits of Benefits Remaining competitive in the hunt for the right job candidates who will propel your business to success is a struggle. Once you find the people you need, you have to convince them that your company is a better place to work than...

Three Employee Wellness Trends to Watch in 2021. Holistic Wellbeing: 2021 will be like last year in that employers will likely continue to focus on offering wellness benefits that address overall well-being rather than just physical well-being. A holistic approach to wellness helps address all aspects of...

Life Insurance & the Pandemic Covid-19 brought people to change in a variety of feelings, thoughts, emotions, and ideas. Perhaps because of being told to stay home to flatten the curve or being in quarantine, individuals had more time to think about their future. This resulted...

The Risks of Airbnb and Home Sharing Just a few years ago, taking a trip involved contacting travel agencies, booking hotel rooms and making plans far in advance. Today, however, smartphones and the internet have helped create new sharing services that allow homeowners to connect with...

Steps & Expectations of Filing a Performance Bond Claim Under a construction contract, there is an Owner (project owner), Contractor, and Subcontractors.  For the purposes of this article, the term “Obligee” refers to whoever has contracted with a lower tier party (Owner if contracted with Contractor...