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Business continuity planning: Are you ready?

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Business continuity planning: Are you ready?

It’s hard to predict what could go wrong when disaster strikes. Whether you’re dealing with a natural disaster, human-caused hazard, technology disruption or health emergency, an effective business continuity plan could help you respond quickly. Without a plan, the magnitude of what can go wrong could be overwhelming, and your business could be at risk.

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COVID-19: Have a project restart strategy

By agency, agent, construction, contract, Contractor, costs, document, employee, employment, engineering, expenses, financial, independent, inspection, Insurance, labor, materials, momentum, Pandemic, pay, permit, pool, project, restart, shutdown, startup, supply chain, time, trade, worker, workforce
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Construction projects that shut down production in the short term deserve careful consideration when it’s time to restart operations. Contractors must recognize the need to create a plan for resuming work after restrictions imposed during the pandemic are lifted.

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New employee leave provisions apply to small businesses, too

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If your business employs fewer than 500 workers, you may be subject to new requirements for employees who take leave for COVID-19-related reasons. Even if you are a business with less than 50 employees these new requirements apply to you.

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Employers must report COVID-19 illness in workplace

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As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, employers are coping with their obligation to maintain a safe work environment and to comply with government workforce reporting requirements. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed resources to assist these efforts.

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Avoid hairy situations with dogs at your brewery

By agent, animal, animals, beer, beverage, bite, brewery, brewpub, cleaning, craft, Craft Beverage, customer, dog, dogs, drink, employee, food, furniture, independent, inside, Insurance, law, laws, leash, legal, legislative, liability, patio, prevent, protect, regulations, responsibility, safe, safety, sanitation, signage, state, taproom, training, visitor, water, worker
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Today more than ever, our furry best friends are taking their seats next to us for rides in the car, trips on airplanes – and drinks on the patio at the local craft brewery. Brewpub operators should review and understand state and local regulations regarding food service establishments and animals.

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Know the basics of employment practices liability

By agent, allegations, business, club, cover, coverage, directors, discrimination, disgruntled, duties, EEOC, employee, employment, fitness, Fitness & Recreation, gym, harassment, independent, Insurance, lawsuit, liability, managers, medical, practices, professional, protect, risk, sexual, sports, sue, suit, supervisors, termination, worker, wrongful
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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He discusses how even the most professional workplace has a liability risk from a disgruntled former employee.

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