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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Many manufacturers and food processors have expanded their production and increased sales revenue by providing co-packing services to other companies.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Because of the increased risk of lawsuits and recalls, more and more companies are looking to co-packers and private labeling as a way to transfer liability and keep the cost of manufacturing products down.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Workplace violence is a recognized hazard in the healthcare sector that can take a toll on employees. Healthcare facilities serve the public, which increases their exposure to workplace episodes.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The technology, information, and security officers of today certainly have no shortage of job security, with the seemingly endless supply of attacks on company networks. On Friday, May 12, 2017, cybercrime achieved a new record.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Last week the IRS released the 2018 health savings account (HSA) annual contribution limits, as well as the corresponding high-deductible health plan (HDHP) deductible and out-of-pocket (OOP) maximum requirements
Monday, May 8, 2017
On May 4, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA was first introduced in the House in March, but was pulled from consideration when Republicans did not have enough votes to pass the bill. Attention will now turn to the Senate, where many members (including Republicans) have said […]
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The interests of general contractors (GCs) and subcontractors (Subs) often align. Details such as a project design free of defects, a well-coordinated jobsite, and prompt payment from owners are all examples. However, sometimes their interests do not align.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Employers who sponsor self-funded medical plans must report and pay the ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees no later than July 31, 2017. Health insurance carriers will pay the fee directly in the case of fully-insured plans.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Court bonds in civil matters serve to verify the financial capability of the bond principal to pay a judgment, deliver property, or indemnify an injured party according to the court’s final decision. They are usually required when the court is asked to confer a benefit, such as possession of disputed property, in advance of final judgment. Most agents can process an “off the shelf” court bond, such as a TRO or Injunction bond, but not every bond requirement is clear-cut. Some bonds are only needed very rarely or don’t fit the standard submission guidelines due to specific circumstances. It takes creativity, communication, and a clear understanding of the underlying legal requirements to successfully place and issue a nonstandard court bond.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
One important part of any compensation structure is the benefits and perks a company offers to employees. Overall compensation becomes especially important when considering at occupations facing major shortages and enhanced standards.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
It appears that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will live on as the “law of the land,” in the words of Speaker Ryan. Last week left many heads spinning as voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was first delayed and then called off entirely. Employers must continue to administer their plans in compliance with […]
Monday, March 27, 2017
The healthcare landscape in the Puget Sound region continues to evolve with changing patient and caregiver needs, as well as changing legislative requirements.