March 5, 2024

Negligent Hiring, Retention, Supervision and Training

Employment negligence is a claim brought by an individual seeking to hold an employer liable for the damages (injury) caused by an employee. In this article, we breakdown the elements of an employment negligence claim and four categories of negligent actions.
February 27, 2024

2024 Construction Industry Trends to Watch

Construction businesses should monitor trends like rising litigation costs, labor shortages, sustainability efforts, and technology advancements. Adapting operations and risk management practices is crucial to address these shifts and ensure success.
February 26, 2024

OSHA Federal Penalty Schedule

OSHA citation maximum penalty amounts can be adjusted every year, if announced by January 15. Penalties may be adjusted depending on the gravity of the violation and the employer’s size, history of previous violations and ability to show a good faith effort to comply with OSHA requirements.
February 2, 2024

Risk Transfer Via Contractual Agreements is Essential

Contractual requirements, litigation and the potential for extended liability are challenges the communications industry faces with more regularity, making risk management a necessity. With these challenges, it's imperative to understand the process necessary to transfer risk and reduce your operating exposures to contractors that you may hire.
February 2, 2024

Bring Your Own Device Policies

Writing a BYOD policy forces companies to think things through before they turn their employees loose with their own smartphones and tablets on the organization’s network. To make sure nothing is overlooked, get input from people across the company: HR, IT, accounting, legal – workers and executives alike.
January 24, 2024

Top Health Plan Compliance Issues for 2024

Employers should be aware of the top compliance issues that impact their health plan coverage for 2024, such as plan transparency requirements, ongoing ACA litigation, possible expansion of ACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate or proposed legislation at state and federal levels to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
December 22, 2023

Two UNICO Advisors Named 2024 Marketplace Circle of Champions

Karla Wilson and Nikki Bruns were recognized by the Health Insurance Marketplace as a member of the 2024 Marketplace Circle of Champions for helping over 20 consumers gain qualified health coverage. Karla was also recognized as Elite Marketplace Circle of Champions for assisting over 100 consumers.