Crossing The (State) Line: The Effect Of Long-Haul Trucking On Workers’ Compensation

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Feb 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Jurisdiction for Worker’s Compensation claims can be tricky in the trucking industry.  Most long-haul truckers will not spend a significant portion of their time working in any one specific state.   In fact, many will spend a large portion of their time driving in states where their company may not have offices and certainly where their company is not headquartered.  

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Topics: trucking, For Your Business, Workers' Compensation

What BItPay Wishes They Knew About Social Engineering Risks That May cost Them More Than 3000 Bitcoins

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Feb 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity is a constant evolving battle.  The more refined security systems become, the more clever the attacks hackers use to gain access to information and finances.  Most people are familiar with the tactic hackers will sometimes use of sending a legitimate looking email to try to induce a person to send money.  Yet the specific nature of the attack can alter how and even whether such an attack is covered under a company’s insurance policy.  

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Topics: Technology, cyberattack, For Your Business, cyber, cyber security

The Growing Liability For Joint Employers

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jan 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM


Recently, labor advocates have won a many key victories in the field of joint employer liability.  Under the old rules and laws, employers could shield themselves from liability on some key issues by using placement firms to hire and manage temporary workers. Issues such as discrimination, taxation, and fair labor standards were left to these agencies while the company could focus instead on core competencies. 

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Topics: For Your Business, HR Insights

How To Prepare and Post OSHA Form 300A for 2015

Posted by Barbara Taylor on Jan 18, 2016 12:44:05 PM

Employers must fill out the Log and the Incident Report only if a recordable, work-related injury or illness has occurred. However, the Summary must be filled out and posted annually even if no recordable, work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year.

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Topics: Safety At Work, OSHA

How To Spot Powerball And Other Lottery Prize Scams

Posted by Jen Rossi on Jan 14, 2016 4:26:29 PM

 This could be a scammer's chance for a big pay day

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Topics: Safety At Home, Technology, PA

Additional Insured Status? You Get What You Ask For

Posted by Brian Chance on Dec 16, 2015 4:18:48 PM


The change to insurance requirements in April 2013 wasn't exactly getting front-page coverage. The short-short version is this: business owners should reevaluate their standard contractual requirements to be sure that they call for the best coverage available.

Standard Lease, supplier, and service agreements usually contain hold harmless or indemnification provisions.
However, that protection can be limited. And it is only good as long as the party bearing the obligaion has the financial wherewithal to pay for it. Basically- you get what you ask for.

So- to add a level of protection under insurance policies you can create a list of Additional Insured entities.

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Topics: Claims, For Your Business, Insurance Coverage

12 Tips To Help You From Being Hacked For The Holidays

Posted by Jen Rossi on Dec 4, 2015 6:13:34 PM


It's the holidays for the criminals too, you know...

Social Engineering scams increase right around the holidays. With the increase of people shopping online and the odd-hours, hurried correspondence at work, it is getting harder to filter through which emails are legitimate and which ones could be a trap.

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Topics: Safety At Home, Safety At Work, IT, security, cyber, Home Tips, holiday, social engineering

Know Your Limits This Holiday Season

Posted by Jen Rossi on Nov 19, 2015 1:56:40 PM


The holiday season… it’s almost here. A mix of consumerism, parties, loved ones, responsibilities, traditions, and emotions is enough of make many panic when trees are set up, music tastes change, and this year’s must-haves start appearing on store shelves. (Take a breath, we’ll get through it together) The perceived bar that we set for ourselves can make a time of happiness into a time of financial burdens, anxiety, and stress that we feel… Even months after the last gift is exchanged.

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Topics: Wellness, Safety At Home, holiday, Health, Finances


Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Nov 10, 2015 4:35:37 PM


The federal rules of civil procedure allow parties to request opponents undergo an Independent Medical Examination (IME) where the physical or mental health of the party-opponent is in question.  Courts often hesitate to grant independent medical examinations simply as a matter of course due to concerns that it will become a legal tactic to strong-arm and embarrass parties into settlement.  Therefore, they safeguard the 'in controversy' requirements of the F.R.C.P. Rule 35 and its similar state rules. 

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Topics: Safety At Work, PA, trucking

Cyber Security: Safely Disposing of Your Devices

Posted by Jen Rossi on Nov 5, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Getting a new computer, notebook, tablet or other technology for your business is often necessary to keep up with the times. After purchasing new technology, you may decide to dispose of your old devices. Whether you recycle, give to a family member or employee or donate to a charity, a school or a soldier, you need to protect the information on the devices from exposure. However, removing your information is harder than it seems.

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Topics: Safety At Home, Safety At Work, Technology, For Your Business, cyber

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