Is It Time to Update Your Organizations Remote Worker Policy?

At the beginning of the pandemic, many organizations set up their employees to work from home as a response to stay-at-home orders or as a health precaution. Now many are realizing that remote work is, well, working. Being in a crisis mode created its own energy and pushed things forward. By now, most organizations have … Continue reading Is It Time to Update Your Organizations Remote Worker Policy?

Commercial Insurance Forecast – Cloudy with A Chance of Premium Increase

When it rains it pours... If things aren't bad enough, the insurance marketplace is following suit. We are seeing premium increases, many sizable, for more lines of insurance than we've experienced in recent memory. Along with the increases, we are also experiencing more restrictive coverage, minimum premium increases, lower limits and some carriers are even … Continue reading Commercial Insurance Forecast – Cloudy with A Chance of Premium Increase

New Executive Order Signed to Support Child Welfare Systems

As child-protection agencies across the country struggle with multiple challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump signed an executive order focused on strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide. We at Hawley and Associates were enthusiastic to read the underlying goals of this order, which include decreasing child maltreatment, empowering adoption programs and increasing support for at-risk … Continue reading New Executive Order Signed to Support Child Welfare Systems

Why Covid-19 Should Have You Rethinking Cyber Liability Insurance

In this day and age, organizations rely on computers, networks, and electronic data to complete essential tasks. With most companies implementing work-from-home guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, office staff are dependent on technology like never before. For organizations unfamiliar to the challenges of having staff work-from-home, there are dangerous cyber risks at play, such … Continue reading Why Covid-19 Should Have You Rethinking Cyber Liability Insurance

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Expanding into Nevada

Some more good news to reach the headlines! Late last month, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced they were expanding the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program to Nevada. Through this program, the Foundation supplies funding to adoption agencies to hire recruiters who implement an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model. According to the Foundation, the model of … Continue reading Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Expanding into Nevada

Hurricane Safety and Preparedness

The hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season is off to a historically fast start with already three named storms by early June.  This year will mark the sixth consecutive year that a named storm has preceded the official start of hurricane season. The … Continue reading Hurricane Safety and Preparedness

Sesame Street Teams Up with CNN To Host Town Hall Meeting Discussing Racism

Considering the race relation challenges the nation and world has been witnessing, some parents and child advocates might find it challenging to find the words when explaining these situations to young children. Back in April, Sesame Street partnered with CNN to spell out the ABC’s of Coronavirus in a televised town hall for parents and … Continue reading Sesame Street Teams Up with CNN To Host Town Hall Meeting Discussing Racism

The Gift of Art: 10-Year-Old Girl Gives 1,500 Art Kits to Kids in Foster Care and Homeless Shelters During Pandemic

A 10-year-old girl is solely responsible for giving the gift of art and smiles to more than 1,500 kids in foster care and homeless shelters during the Covid-19 shutdowns. The brains behind Chelsea’s Charity – a nonprofit started in August 2019 for the purpose of donating art kits to at-risk children – is Chelsea Phaire, … Continue reading The Gift of Art: 10-Year-Old Girl Gives 1,500 Art Kits to Kids in Foster Care and Homeless Shelters During Pandemic

International Crime Ring Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems

Washington state has been hit the hardest, with other's sure to follow. A global pandemic means everyone on planet earth knows about COVID-19 and its effects on industries across the world. The Identity Theft Resource Center says for scammers – this is like the Super Bowl, the World Series, the World Cup, and the NBA … Continue reading International Crime Ring Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems

Senate Lawmakers Seek $5 Billion to Track Down Child Predators Without Compromising Encryption

With the Senate back in session last week, Democratic lawmakers revealed new legislation aimed at drastically expanding the federal government’s resources dedicated to the targeting and prosecution of child predators, developing new technologies to identify child sexual abuse material online, and funding leading community organizations that work to prevent children from becoming victims. In a … Continue reading Senate Lawmakers Seek $5 Billion to Track Down Child Predators Without Compromising Encryption