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Home Working Likely to Remain – Even After Pandemic Ends: UK Survey

Home working is likely to remain after the pandemic finishes, according to a survey of 2,000 companies the UK, most of which are planning to allow employees greater flexibility on where and when they do their jobs. CIPD, the professional …

Grant Thornton Staff in UK Want to Stay Home After Pandemic, in New Blow to the Office

In a fresh blow to the office, staff at one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms have given strong support to working mostly from home after the pandemic subsides. A survey of Grant Thornton UK LLP employees found that 88% …

How SpottedRisk and TigerRisk Tamed ‘Live Cat’ COVID Event for Entertainment Insureds

In the early months of the pandemic last year, brokers just couldn’t place insurance for the entertainment industry. In late February 2020, underwriters began excluding communicable disease from all of the underlying production insurance policies. No insurer wanted to touch …

PwC Announces Hybrid Post-COVID Working Model for UK Staff

PricewaterhouseCoopers will give UK staff Friday afternoons off this summer and allow them to choose the amount of time they spend working from home as part of a post-pandemic shakeup of working patterns. The accountancy firm announced its hybrid working …

City of London Financial Center Likely to See Most Workers Return After Pandemic

LONDON – The City of London financial center, which has resembled a ghost town since the coronavirus swept the world last year, is likely to see most workers return to their offices after the pandemic, the City’s political leader said …

Aon Takes a Holiday

Aon announced it is closing operations and taking a global holiday on April 1st and April 2nd. These two days are intended to provide “colleagues extra time away to express appreciation for them during this unprecedented time,” said Aon in …

Employment Practices Insurance in Age of COVID, Vaccines, Shutdowns and Hard Market

Overall trends for the past 30 years in the employment practices liability insurance market have been influenced by society and culture. As concerns over racial and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, gender inequality, wage-and-hour enforcement, and now COVID ebb and flow, …

Insurer Aviva Seeks New London Headquarters to Cut Post-Pandemic Office Footprint

Aviva Plc is searching for a new City of London headquarters as the UK insurer prepares to slash its office footprint. The firm started looking for new offices in the financial district early last year, but shelved its plans once …

Can Insurance-Related Firms Compel Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccination?

The long-awaited and highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is here. The first to arrive on the scene, from Pfizer-BioNTech, received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration several days ago. On the heels of that, Moderna’s version got the …

Judge Voids Parts of Trump Labor Rule Limiting Coronavirus Sick Leave Eligibility

A U.S. judge on Monday voided parts of a Trump administration rule that restricted paid sick leave and emergency family leave for potentially millions of workers affected by the coronavirus. Ruling in a case brought by New York Attorney General …