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Maryland Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

Maryland’s Time to Care Act (TTCA) establishes a paid family and medical leave (PFML) insurance program. Contributions to the program will start on October 1, 2023. Contribution rates are still to be determined. Those rates will be determined no later than June 1, 2023. Starting in 2025, covered employees may take up to 12 weeks of leave…

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Benefits 101: Educating Younger Employees

In the age of the Great Resignation (or the Great Reshuffle, if you prefer), anything an employer can do to retain talent is vital. Providing a substantial benefits package is obviously important, but many employers overlook the important step of making sure their team actually understands what’s in the package and how it can make…

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HR Hotline – Real People, Real Answers

In a recent post we discussed our HR and Compliance Portal, our online portal for convenient access to resources on safety, compliance and much more (read about it here). While this portal is a vast and searchable resource, sometimes you need a little personal guidance, especially when it comes to matters of Human Resources. Chances…

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Employee Benefits – Make it Personal

Each workforce is comprised of unique individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. So why opt for a one-size-fits-all benefits package? Instead, consider providing benefits options that are as unique as your employees. Doing so could be the attraction and retention tool that sets your workplace apart. In fact, 73% of employees said having customized benefits…

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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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Background Checks: Security for the Security Industry

Employee background checks are a vital tool in many industries, especially those dealing with sensitive data or financial matters. When your business is ensuring the security of other businesses, though, the exposures get even greater and background checks become even more important. Roughly 10 percent of job applicants across all industries have a criminal record…

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Employee Wellness in 2022 – Trends to Watch

Employee wellness has always been a primary concern for employers, and never more than over the past two years as the pandemic has challenged all of us in many ways. With this renewed focus on the general well-being of team members, wellness initiatives are expected to grow in 2022. Here’s a look at trends to…

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Safety for Women in Construction

The construction industry as a whole has a less-than-stellar reputation for its treatment of women employees, and that’s a problem for several reasons. First, unequal treatment just isn’t acceptable in any industry or circumstance. Failure to treat all employees appropriately exposes a company to unnecessary liability concerns. And in the current environment, construction employers need…

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High Turnover in Manufacturing: What to Do

It’s not exactly breaking news that the pandemic has had a huge impact on employee turnover. What you might not know is that this trend was well underway long before COVID-19, especially in the manufacturing sector. Back in 2015, manufacturing was already facing turnover of roughly 25 percent, and by 2019 that had grown to…

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Managing Employee Stress in Difficult Times

It’s been a year like no other for all of us, and your team of employees has no doubt been feeling the stress. Besides working remotely, maybe for the first time ever, many are simultaneously trying to handle a full-time job and supervise online learning for their children, or caring for preschoolers or older relatives.…

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