8 Urgent Steps Businesses Should Take to Protect Against Cyberattacks

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 4, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the response by the United States and other Western allies has prompted fears of a massive cyberwar with American businesses as potential targets.

“The Russian-Ukraine conflict could trigger a massive cyberwar, "New Scientist" surmised. An unprecedented cyberwar is likely, Senator Marco Rubio warned,” wrote The Atlantic in February. “Cyberwar sounds bad – and it is.”

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Topics: Cyber Security, cyber attack, Risk Management

Tumultuous Times Call for “People First” Disaster Recovery Strategy

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 27, 2021

Every business generation has its own unique challenges, some epoch-defining such as the Great Depression, World War II and the turbulent ‘60s, but today’s owners are faced with a multitude of threats from the COVID-19 pandemic to extreme weather to civil unrest to workplace violence.

When a crisis does strike, your business must be prepared to launch a “people first” disaster recovery strategy that puts your employees ahead of all other considerations.

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Topics: Risk Management

What You Need to Know About the SolarWinds Hack

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 1, 2021

It's only been a few weeks since news broke on the SolarWinds hack, but it could take months, and even years, to fully understand the damage done by the sophisticated nation-state cyber attack on the federal government and private companies.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) said the malicious activity poses a grave risk to the federal government.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Risk Management

10 EEOC Tips for Small Businesses

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 14, 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1964 to eradicate discrimination in employment. The Commission enforces various statutes that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, retaliation, age, and disability or protected veteran status.

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Topics: compliance, Risk Management

Top 10 Workplace Discrimination Claims

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 10, 2017

In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resolved more than 97,443 workplace discrimination claims—securing more than $482 million from employers in the private and public sectors as a result of these claims. Discrimination lawsuits can be very time-consuming and expensive for employers, and can result in a loss of employee morale or reputation within the community.

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Topics: Sexual Harrasment, Risk Management

State and Federal Labor Laws Q&A

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 10, 2017

When considering the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  as an employer, several questions come to mind.

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Topics: Continuous Learning, Risk Management