Advanced Planning for Hurricanes

Of all businesses that close down following a disaster, more than 25 percent never open their doors again. While there’s no way to lower the risk of a natural disaster from hurricanes, there are critical measures that can be taken to protect your company’s bottom line...

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Maintaining Your Building’s Elevators

Elevators have come a long way in the past few decades, largely due to advancements in electronics and the addition of computer monitoring. They are no longer simple pulley systems capable of being maintained and repaired by the average technician. If an elevator in...

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Preventing Claims While Disciplining and Terminating Employees

Disciplining and terminating employees is an unpleasant task that brings high-risk exposures for employers. If you’re not careful, disciplining or terminating a difficult employee could end up costing you. Employee lawsuits can be expensive—even catastrophic for...

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Employment Discrimination

Discrimination is treating similarly situated individuals unequally. Federal and state governments have enacted laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of protected classifications, such as sex, race, religion, disability and age. The purpose of these laws is...

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How Opioid Use Affects Workers’ Compensation

Prescription opioids are the number one workers’ compensation problem in terms of controlling the ultimate cost of indemnity losses. This comes from a recent Lockton Companies report that also states that there’s never been a more damaging impact on workers’...

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Employment Practices While Recruiting and Hiring

  Insight for business owners and risk managers provided by Odell Studner   Like any employer, you want to make sure that your new employees are the best in the business. Searching for the right candidate to fill a crucial position is a time-consuming and...

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16 Items to Pack in a Roadside Emergency Kit

Whether you're taking a casual drive or embarking on a long road trip, you never know when an emergency will arise. It's important to have a roadside emergency kit packed in your vehicle. Consider including the items below in your kit.  

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Employer Responsibilities in Winter Weather

Snow days were a highlight of winter when many of us were children, but now winter weather presents a host of difficulties for employers. There are safety concerns, OSHA regulations to comply with, potential liability risks, attendance confusion and pay-related issues...

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