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LexisNexis Launches Game-Changing Risk-Monitoring Tool for Supply Management Professionals

LexisNexis SmartWatch provides better intelligence to proactively manage supply chain risk NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional ( www.lexisnexis.com ), a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, on Dec. 4 announced the launch of LexisNexis® SmartWatch,...

Psycho-Social Challenges of Managing Employee Illness: Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and "Monday Effect" Oh My

By John Stahl, Esq. The concept of “it’s complicated” extends beyond describing a romantic relationship; it also often applies to the relationship between an employee’s illness or injury and that person’s employment. One concern is lost productivity associated with ill...

Increase in Distracted Drivers Has Serious Ramifications for Fleet Risk Managers

By Rebecca Shafer, LowerWC.com Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Do workers compensation laws need to be revised to exclude people who cause injury to themselves and others when driving distracted? And, how do employers manage this risk? As of today, a Google search showed 39 states (up from 32 in 2011...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (3/25/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Fifth Circuit Allows Case to Proceed Against Honeywell re Railroad Worker’s Death . President...

Scam Artists from Texas and Compliance Risk Management

Billie Sol Estes died yesterday and when it comes to scam artists from the great state of Texas, before there was Allen Stanford and his magical Certificates of Deposits located in his private bank in Antigua, there was Billie Sol Estes. Before Sir Allen came along, Billie Sol had a 50 year run as...

A Short Paper You Must Read About Board-Level Corporate Risk Management – NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight

If you are interested in the process of board oversight over corporate risk management, here is a short paper that you must read from the National Association of Corporate Directors. First, let me sincerely compliment the NACD for discussing this topic and making portions of the discussions available...

Four Insurance Consumer Protection Bills Sponsored by California Department of Insurance Signed Into Law in 2013

During 2013 Governor Jerry Brown signed four bills that the California Department of Insurance (CDI) sponsored during the legislative year. The bills are: AB 32 (Chapter 608, Statutes of 2013) authored by Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles). AB 32, [ enhanced version available to...

My Big Fat Annual Conference: MSP Litigation Strategies to Manage Some Very Risky Business

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., the Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. MY BIG FAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE Although not many could see their far-reaching impact when...

Marsh Report on ACA and Workers’ Compensation: Helping Employers to Keep a Foothold on Snowy Roads and Black Ice

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Whatever your views happen to be about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of...

A Slow-Burning Fuse: Climate Change from the Risk Management Trenches

By J. Wylie Donald Yesterday morning was the only session on climate change at the 2014 annual conference of RIMS , the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the preeminent risk management trade group in the country. Over 9,000 individuals from insurers, policyholders, brokers and vendors are...

The Aging Workforce: How to Manage Workers’ Comp Costs for the Silver Bunch

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Here’s the story of an aging workforce that can’t afford to leave their jobs...

Board Member Ouster For Catastrophic Incident?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could be a board or board committee member without worry or concern? Well . . . you can’t unless you are oblivious to issues and risks, but of course you can and should endeavor to be proactive and ahead of the game; spot, obtain needed information about and deal...

Thinking Through Risk Rankings of Third Parties

One question often posed to me is how to think through some of the relationships a company has with its various third parties in order to reasonably risk rank them. Initially I would break this down into sales and supply chain to begin any such analysis. Anecdotally, it is said that over 95% of all Foreign...

Risk Assessments-the Cornerstone of Your Compliance Program, Part I

Yesterday, I blogged about the Desktop Risk Assessment . I received so many comments and views about the post, I was inspired to put together a longer post on the topic of risk assessments more generally. Of course I got carried away so today, I will begin a three-part series on risk assessments. In...

Risk Assessments-the Cornerstone of Your Compliance Program, Part II

Ed. Note-Today, I continue my three-part posts on risk assessments. Today I take a look at some different ideas on how you might go about assessing your risks. One of the questions that I hear most often is how does one actually perform a risk assessment? Mike Volkov has suggested a couple of different...

Risk Assessments-the Cornerstone of Your Compliance Program, Part III

Today, I conclude a three-part series on risk assessments in your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or UK Bribery Act anti-corruption compliance program. I previously reviewed some of the risks that you need to assess and how you might go about assessing them. Today I want to consider some thoughts...

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date

A report from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Dana Point, CA By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Without pause, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, took the stage immediately following national basketball...

Temporary Workers and Their Unique Risks

Shining a risk manager’s analytical light on an evolving shadow industry Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Survival...

2014 Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues

The new edition of Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis) is a veritable cornucopia of expert analysis, provocative commentary, and a 50 state survey of workers’ compensation legislation in 2014 As with last year’s inaugural edition, the 2014 Larson Series Workers’...

Temp Nation: Standing Up for the Walking Dead

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Temporary workers are having a decidedly permanent impact on the nation’s workforce...

The Sioux at Little Bighorn and Using Risk Going Forward

I recently wrote about the stupidity of General Custer and the defeat of his Calvary at Little Bighorn as a lead in for the failure to adequately assess and then manage risks in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program. I received the following comment from a reader: As a military...

Towards an Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

By Michael Burger Recently I traveled to Vientiane, Laos, to give a presentation at the National Workshop on Disaster and Climate Change Law. The workshop, convened by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster...

Model Protocols for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment under NEPA and State Equivalents

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is releasing a set of model protocols for assessing the impacts of climate change on the built environment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalents. The protocols are intended for use in environmental reviews of proposed buildings...

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed at the conference. Joining tragedies such as Virginia...

Workplace Injuries: Identification and Prevention – Risk Management Tips

Workplace Safety Goals. One of the most challenging aspects of occupational safety is goal setting. Goals that will be achievable and sustainable seem to be a mystery to many organizations. Historically in safety, setting a goal of having zero injuries was always seen as the obvious step to take, but...