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Legislative changes to go into effect July 1, 2020: What employers should know

July 1, 2020, marks the midpoint of the year, bringing new legislative updates at the state and federal level. We have complied a list of some of the more noteworthy laws that will go into effect. Legislative updates at the federal level may impact your organization regardless of where your operations and employees are located. If you have employees or operations in the following states, your organization may be affected. Other additional states not addressed here may also have new legislative updates. Clients with Hotline access can find additional information concerning these laws and other related laws in HR360.

Experience modification factor calculation due to COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ compensation remains to be seen. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has been busy proposing new measures to help ease the effects of claims on workers’ compensation, several of which have already been adopted by states like Minnesota and Wisconsin (see our previous article addressing other COVID-19 rules adopted by these states). The NCCI has proposed a new measure that would exclude COVID-19 claims from employers’ experience rating, which would ultimately impact the cost of workers’ compensation insurance. Below is a summary of the proposal and the states that have adopted it (or chosen not to).

Threat Intelligence: Zoom video chat vulnerabilities and a new major data breach

Read about today's most urgent cyber security risks in the Threat Intelligence highlights from April, which discusses how hackers are targeting Zoom video chat software, a second major data breach for hotel giant Marriott, SilverTerrier BEC scammers targeting multiple U.S. industries, and more.