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COVID-19 and the classroom; questions on workers’ comp, answered

School leaders, faculty members, coaches, and paraprofessionals have put in an extraordinary amount of time and planning in preparation for reopening their doors and welcoming students to a new school year. In classrooms across the state, these dedicated employees work diligently to keep themselves and their students safe. Yet, for many of these employees, the…

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Are your employees at risk?

Public entity employees may encounter unique occupational exposures and risks during a pandemic. To better understand how you can protect your workforce, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published guidance to help employers identify unique risks associated with employee exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Official guidance indicates that most employees will likely fall in the…

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Whitepaper: creating a home work environment that works for you

With many employees across the State of Connecticut working from home to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, the home office has become a coveted commodity. Unfortunately, not all homes offer dedicated office spaces. Because of this, kitchen counters, dining tables, living rooms, or bedroom spaces are doubling as home offices. CIRMA’s latest whitepaper, Creating a…

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CIRMA quick guide: staying engaged while working remotely

Let’s face it–working from home has its challenges. Working from home during a global pandemic can be an all-out life-altering experience. Many public entity employees have transitioned to a partial or complete work-from-home environment. The newest normal can lead to employers and employees feeling disconnected from one another; feeling isolated and disengaged can compounded feelings…

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The latest on workers’ compensation and COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on workers’ compensation insurance is a relevant and ever-evolving topic given the recent pandemic. CIRMA understands that with the COVID-19 crisis, comes a great deal of uncertainty. We know that you have questions and we are working diligently to ensure that you receive detailed answers in real-time, whenever possible.We’re in this together—CIRMA…

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CT Critical Incident Stress Management Team available 24/7

Americans are putting their lives on the line to keep this country moving during the COVID-19 crisis.  Our first responders and healthcare workers on the front lines are performing extraordinary work–this work can take its toll on a person’s mental health and wellbeing. To help first responders and healthcare workers cope during these difficult times,…

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Employment practices liability alert: emergency responders

Emergency Responder Exemption to Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act By Robin B. Kallor, Partner, Rose Kallor, LLPOn March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which creates two new emergency paid leave requirements in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. “The Emergency…

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