2020 Human Resources Symposium
In Partnership with OutlookHR & Hudock Employment Law Group, Colony West is pleased to present this important update to start 2020 in compliance! Join us for an in-depth analysis of the most significant developments in labor and employment laws as well as new legislation likely to affect your business. This symposium will be a guide… Read More »
Does Your Commercial Business Insurance Cover Disease Outbreaks?
A pandemic is defined as a widespread occurrence of a disease affecting an exceptionally high number of the population, in excess of what might normally be expected in a geographical region. Some of the worst pandemics to occur in modern day history include: HIV/AIDS Pandemic from 2005 to 2012 Flu Pandemic in 1918… Read More »
A History of Cyber Liability Insurance
In the United States, the period from 1994 – 2000 is often referred to as the ‘dot-com bubble,’ a time where the country experienced a massive amount of internet adoption. As part of this bubble, many of these dot-com companies and their investors implemented a ‘growth over profits’ mentality. This mentality not only occurred… Read More »
5 Flaws We’ve Seen In Cyber Insurance Policies
When social engineering, hacking and malware (to name a few) became commonplace, the original train of thought was that businesses could manage cybersecurity risks by simply encrypting backups and implementing an internal password regime. No matter how good your cybersecurity infrastructure might be, businesses are facing enormous risks as they try to fight off numerous… Read More »
California Assembly Bill 5 – When should you apply ABC or Borello Testing?
With January 1, 2020 right around the corner, California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) looms over businesses across the state. In September of this year, we posted a blog titled, “Assembly Bill 5 and How It Impacts Tech Companies Thriving off the Gig Economy” where we discussed how companies will be limited when classifying workers as independent contractors.… Read More »
Five Key Factors Shaping Insurance in 2020
While 2019 is ending faster than any of us anticipated, it is time to start looking towards the trends that will affect the future of many insurance companies into 2020 and beyond. Numerous factors are causing a shift in the insurance sector including new business, investment and regulatory environments, demographic shifts, new markets and changing… Read More »
A Practical Approach to Handling a Fire at Your Business
According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), there were 111,000 nonresidential building fires in 2017, resulting in an estimated $2,719,400 in losses. In that same reports, a 10 year trend from 2008-2017 shows a 20% increase in fires and a 30% increase in dollar loss. It is clear to… Read More »
With minimal information, Certificates of Insurance may not meet contractual obligations
A Certificate of Insurance is intended to show proof that coverage exists While these certificates hold minimal information, they do not provide all contract terms, conditions and limitations Certificates of Insurance generate concerns because they oftentimes create false assumptions that contractual obligations are being met What is a Certificate of Insurance? Before diving into this… Read More »
With wearables come privacy concerns and distractions in your workplace
When the NBC television show ‘Get Smart’ debuted in 1965, a shoe phone seemed like alien technology. Today, it’s hard for most people to imagine their day-to-day lives without some sort of wearable technology i.e. a smart watch. While the advantages of ‘wearables’ in everyday life seem to outweigh the disadvantages, these technologies bring a… Read More »
Human Resources – Training Is A Must!
Harassment Prevention Training DUE! Did you know you have to provide Harassment Prevention Training to all your employees including the supervisors and managers? Many business owners are unaware how crucial it is to make sure your employees are receiving the proper amount of harassment prevention training based off the size of your company. California enforces… Read More »