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News Brief: The State of the Union Address and the Employee Benefits Market

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, President Donald Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union Address (SOTU). The SOTU is an annual message delivered by the president to a […]
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The ‘I’ in Insurance Stands for Innovation

February is the 4th annual Insurance Careers Month, and I’m happy to say that some pretty creative people have finally discovered the insurance industry. While we’ve never enjoyed a […]
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MJ Insurance Expands Indianapolis Team with New Client Executive

INDIANAPOLIS – (Jan. 23, 2019) – MJ Insurance, one of the largest privately held insurance agencies in America with more than 50 years of success continues to grow with […]
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Compliance Bulletin: OSHA Announces Penalty Increases for 2019

Overview On Jan. 15, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the maximum penalties for violations of workplace health and safety requirements will increase in 2019. […]
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Compliance Bulletin: 2019 Minimum Wage Rates

OVERVIEW The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and […]
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Compliance Bulletin: OSHA’s SST-16 Inspection Plan Targets Worksites Based on 2016 Reports

OVERVIEW On Oct. 16, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a “site-specific targeting” (SST) plan that uses employer-submitted data from 2016 to select non-construction worksites for […]
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ACA Compliance Bulletin

OVERVIEW On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the […]
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Compliance Update: Legalized Marijuana and Employment

While all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, most states have enacted laws that allow certain uses of marijuana or a marijuana derivative. None of these laws place […]
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Cyber News Brief

Marriott International, a hospitality company that oversees one of the largest hotel chains in the world, recently announced that its guest reservation system had been hacked. Marriott indicated that […]
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Compliance Update: California Expands Sexual Harassment Training Law

OVERVIEW On Sept. 30, 2018, California enacted a series of laws that strengthen the state’s protections against workplace harassment. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, these new laws: Require employers with […]
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