News Category: Risk Management University News

Risk Insights - Developing Action Plans for the Year Ahead

Risk Insights - Developing Action Plans for the Year Ahead

2/1/2019

I was talking with a risk manager recently about how to translate his risk management department goals and objectives into a practical and executable action plan. His department had not used written action plans in the past. Management seemed to assume the department would handle insurance renewals, claims, and related activities in the ordinary co...

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

12/3/2018

With more and more states adopting medical marijuana laws, new questions are arising for employers regarding their requirements for compliance with the new laws. Are employers required to allow employees with legal medical marijuana cards to consume marijuana on the job? Can they be under the influence of the drug while at work? What about driving ...

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How to Legally Handle an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint

How to Legally Handle an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint

11/1/2018

Here’s Exactly What to Do When an Employee Complains of Sexual Harassment

When an employee complains that he or she is experiencing sexual harassment of any type, the employer has a legal, ethical, and employee relations obligation to thoroughly investigate the charges. The employer can't decide whether to believe the...

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Coverage Insights

Coverage Insights

10/1/2018

The ABC’s of Indemnity Agreements and Additional Insured Endorsements

Understanding your business’s risk exposures is the cornerstone to managing them. Whether your business relies on outside vendors to provide goods and services, or you’re a provider of goods and services to your clients, you should be aware of how to tak...

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The Three Most Common Types of Workers Compensation Fraud & How to Prevent Them

The Three Most Common Types of Workers Compensation Fraud & How to Prevent Them

9/1/2018

Many think that workers’ compensation fraud is running rampant, and it may be in some areas. We see the worst cases in presentations or in media reports. However, the media and conference speakers do not talk about the many parties involved in workers’ compensation who act honestly and ethically within the entire process, and who do all...

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Employment Practices while Recruiting and Hiring

Employment Practices while Recruiting and Hiring

8/1/2018

Like any employer, you want make sure that your new team members are the best in the business. Searching for the right candidate to fill a crucial position is a time-consuming and difficult process. Your company needs to make sure that every new team member is highly skilled and right for the job –and you only have an application, resume andi...

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Regulatory Update – NYS Passes Strict Workplace Harassment Laws

Regulatory Update – NYS Passes Strict Workplace Harassment Laws

7/1/2018

Overview

Effective Oct. 9, 2018, all employers in New York State must adopt a written policy and conduct annual employee training on sexual harassment in the workplace. These requirements were enacted as part of the state’s 2019 budget on April 12, 2018.

The law also prohibits employers from requiring arbitrat...

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Cyber Liability News letter

Cyber Liability News letter

6/1/2018

Cyber Security for Small Businesses

High-profile cyber-attacks on companies such as Target and Sears have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber-crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec and the National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false ...

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