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President Trump Issues Executive Order on the ACA
Shortly after taking office on Friday, President Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at minimizing the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA").
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Marshall & Sterling Insurance Leeds/Saratoga Springs Recognized as Data Privacy Day Champion for Third Straight Year
Ken Grey of the Marshall & Sterling Insurance branch in Leeds/Saratoga Springs announced that for the third straight year his branch offices have been recognized as a Champion of
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We've Moved! But Not Too Far...
Effective January 23, our office in New Windsor, NY has moved - but not too far! We have moved our offices to the first floor of our building (from the second). Our new address is:

103 Executive Drive, Suite 101
New Windsor, NY 12553
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Snowmobile Safety & Insurance Tips
Snowmobiling is a thrilling yet risky way to enjoy the great outdoors. Before you turn on the engine, it is wise to learn how to properly operate the mechanical controls and safety devices of the vehicle. It is also important to read the owner’s manual and take a safety course.

Keep your rides scenic and safe with the following safety recommendations:
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Catch Some Z's and Feel Better at Work
A poor night’s sleep may not only affect your productivity at work—it can also have adverse health effects.
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Does Your Home Have A Radon Problem?
Radon, a colorless and odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers - causing an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. In an effort to alert homeowners, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month.
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Legal Considerations with Social Media
Social media has changed the interactions between people and businesses. Even if your company does not participate in social media, your employees undoubtedly use it on their own time, creating potential liabilities.
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Be Prepared for Unexpected Threats & Dangers
As a business owner, you are responsible for the safety of your employees and property. You need to be prepared for a host of unforeseen dangers that threaten safety, including criminal activity, natural disasters and terrorist acts. Though these events may seem unlikely, they could have catastrophic consequences so it is imperative that you prepare.
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OSHA Clarifies Ongoing Recordkeeping Obligations
On Dec. 19, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule amending its recordkeeping regulations. The amendments were adopted to clarify that an employer’s duty to create and maintain work-related injury or illness records is an ongoing obligation. The final rule becomes effective on Jan. 18, 2017.
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HR News & Updates for January
5 HR Compliance Resolutions for 2017

The new year is a great time to take stock of your company's compliance with important federal, state, and local labor law requirements. Keep these resolutions in mind to help start your company off right in 2017:
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