Return to Workplace Webinar: Leadership Q&A: Developing Your Return to Workplace Plan

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life and the global economy, employers of every size and in every industry have had to adjust their business plans to maintain their commitment to employees’ well-being. Now, as American cities and states that imposed stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders begin to slowly lift restrictions on businesses and […]

Return to Workplace Webinar: Support Employee Well-Being

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted daily life and is taking its toll on everyone. Physical, emotional and financial stresses are heightened, and now more than ever leaders need to demonstrate their commitment to employees’ overall well-being. To support our clients as they navigate this time, ABD kicked off its return to workplace webinar series with our first session […]

Furloughs and Layoffs During the Economic Impact of COVID-19

The current situation has impacted businesses, and as a result many are exploring options to help their employees during this uncertain time. Furlough or Layoff? Both are intended to achieve cost savings. Even though the words have been used interchangeably, their meanings are different. Furlough. A furlough is an alternative to layoff. An employer may […]

D&O Renewal Questions for Private Equity Backed Companies in the Wake of COVID-19

As our portfolio company clients renew their D&O policies, the impact of COVID-19 on the renewal process is starting to become clearer. The private equity deal team typically gets involved with the D&O process when the transaction closes, and then the portfolio company management team facilitates the subsequent renewals. With the questions that underwriters are […]

Navigating the Workers’ Compensation System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 on the workers’ compensation system, claim handling and employee safety continues to evolve as more is learned about COVID-19 with ongoing updates from Centers for Disease, OSHA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state and local public health departments, and industry publications. Workers’ Compensation Industry Challenges Due to stay at […]

Growing Cyber Risk Amid COVID-19

Remote working has become the new normal for many organizations as they continue to cope with the COVID-19 global pandemic. According to a March 17th Gartner, Inc. survey, 88% of organizations have employees working from home. While the usual cyber risks for organizations remain, enhanced risks are rapidly growing. Unfortunately, in this time of crisis, […]

OSHA Clarifies Stance Regarding COVID-19

Federal and state OSHA programs do not typically require employers to record cases of flu or the common cold.  Fed/OSHA has stated that this exemption for an illness does not apply to COVID-19, however.  Fed/OSHA released an enforcement memo on Friday, April 10, clarifying their guidance to compliance safety and health officers regarding positive COVID-19 […]