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When April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers

Sue Penn

As you sit watching the evening news at almost any time of the year, there are bound to be stories about rising waters engulfing a road, a home, and maybe even an entire neighborhood. As you watch in horror, do you wonder if your current homeowner’s, condominium or renter’s insurance…

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Oswald Women’s Leadership Council: The Power of Belonging

Zoe Brown

In February, Oswald’s Abby Lewis, Talent Acquisition Manager, and I attended the 2019 Cleveland Internship Summit hosted by the Greater Cleveland Partnership with the intent of gathering information and resources to build Oswald’s internship program further. Camila Negret of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) moved me with her talk Expanding Diversity to True…

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Under Pressure to Change: How Health Care Benefits Can Deliver In Employee Recruiting and Retention

William Grebenc

With a tight labor market and fierce competition for top-end talent, employers are under pressure to develop benefits packages that are both a recruiting asset and an avenue for improving the health and wellness of employees. A recent Wall Street Journal article examined the steps employers are taking to advance…

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Protecting Interests in a Heated Market: Insurance Services, Products Evolve to Minimize Risk

Jeffrey Schwab

Following on the heels of 2017’s record-setting financials, mergers and acquisition activity has continued to accelerate in 2018, all while competition for deals continues to be very intense. Given the current environment of deal velocity and heightened deal competition, the danger of losing a deal to another buyer immediately when…

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Managing Intermittent FMLA Leave: When Relying on the Honor System Isn’t Enough

Christina Schneider

Since it was signed into law in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been an on-going challenge for HR professionals.  Simply put, it was designed to prevent employees from losing their jobs when forced to take time off due to their own serious health condition or that…

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Why Drone Insurance and Liability Coverage Is Becoming More Important For Businesses

Brian Baumgardner

Is your business using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aerial systems (UASs) or simply put drones? If you answered, yes you are not alone as the FAA estimates that by 2020 about 30,000 small unmanned aircraft will be used for all types of business purposes. Drones are being used in…

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Navigating the Choppy Waters of Construction Defects

Brian Hoagland

The commercial construction industry is a double edged sword today. The industry is growing – construction spending in the United States topped $1.23 trillion in 2017 according to research firm Statisa, but construction contractors are finding it harder to attract quality workers. According to research from the Associated General Contractors…

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How Employees Can Be The Biggest Target for W-2 Phishing During Tax Season

Lacy Rex

In the midst of tax season, organizations are moving at a rapid pace to meet deadlines and internal demands. Criminals know this hectic time is opportune for scams and fraud. Between January and April 15th, the IRS reports the number of scams has jumped significantly in the last few years.…

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Escalating Rental Market Calls for Innovative Coverage

John Mark Tichar

The demand for rental housing continues to grow at rates unseen since 1970 when baby boomers came of age, according to a Pew National Report published in April 2018. The same study reveals that 43 million American households lived in rental property in 2015, an increase of 9.3 million since…

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The Year of Inclusion: Taking your Seat at the Table

Deena Rini

This is the “Year of Inclusion” for the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). Coming off our electrifying year of celebration, our council not only wanted to continue the celebration of our successes, but also ensure we are celebrating each and every one of our employee-owner’s voices. Over the course of…

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