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Natural Catastrophe Insurance November 20, 2019

Natural Catastrophe Insurance: What you need to know

Catastrophe Insurance/By Colony West/0 comments   2018 natural disasters totaled $52 billion Wildfires, heat waves and droughts account for 34% of U.S. insured losses in 2018 Tropical cyclones account for another 30% and thunderstorms with 27%   With fire season in full swing on the West Coast and the East Coast bracing for the coldest winter yet, natural catastrophes have… Read More »
October 10, 2019

These Anti-Spoofing Strategies Help Save Time and Money

Technology/By Colony West/0 comments Spoofing may sound like a funny word, but for the parties involved, the effects aren’t very laughable. The word spoofing refers to a type of cyber-attack where a hacker impersonates another device, computer and/or network to launch attacks against hosts, steal data and spread malware. There are numerous types of spoofing attacking including:   IP… Read More »
October 10, 2019

Discussing an overlooked aspect of web design – Website Accessibility

Technology/By Colony West/0 comments Whether a small mom and pop shop or a large organization, the process of building a website has its ups and downs. Throughout the development, the designer usually has a large checklist to focus on including the look and feel, customer experience, ease of use, search engine optimization and more. However, there is one critical… Read More »
October 10, 2019

Discussing USERRA Laws, Natural Disasters and the Effects on your Business

Catastrophe Insurance/By Colony West/0 comments In 1994, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) in an effort to update the laws around military leave to coincide with modern workplace laws. Essentially the statute, under certain conditions, requires that service members are protected from workplace discrimination based on their military service in addition to requiring employers to put these individuals back in their civilian jobs after service. The law calls for three separate employer obligations.
October 2, 2019

The Changing Landscape of Cyber Insurance – From Property to Resilience

Technology/By Colony West/0 comments When discussing cybersecurity, IT and data resilience, we tend to put an emphasis on backups or disaster recovery. In the event of a breach or weather disaster, it is essential for businesses to be able to recover their data. As cybersecurity continues to evolve, we are seeing a shift in focus from data resilience to organizational resilience.
September 25, 2019

Assembly Bill 5 and How it Impacts Tech Companies Thriving off the Gig Economy

Human Resources/By Colony West/0 comments The ideas around freelance work aren’t something new but the term ‘gig economy’ is becoming more and more mainstream. Whether it’s the state of the economic climate or the fact that millennials place higher value on flexible work, the term gig economy has been widely accepted by startups across the United States. In this blog,… Read More »
September 13, 2019

Adapting Workplace Drug Policies to the Changing Government Landscape

Human Resources/By Colony West/0 comments Naturally, corporations want the most productivity humanly possible from each and every employee. Unfortunately, running a business is never that simple. Every year in the United States, absenteeism, workplace accidents and increased healthcare claims cost organizations billions of dollars. It has been argued that the recent state-level legalization of marijuana has made it even harder… Read More »
September 11, 2019

Fire Coverage Newsletter

Catastrophe Insurance/By Colony West/0 comments Roaring fires, fire prevention and fire technology have been a contentious debate for many years amongst Californian meteorologists and scientists. Southern California is unique in that we have two separate fire seasons. One occurs from October through April, usually driven by the Santa Ana winds, and the other being the warm and dry periods from… Read More »
September 11, 2019

OSHA Safety – Your Work Environment Should be a Top Concern

OSHA/By Colony West/0 comments Safe and healthy work environments for your employees should be a top concern as a business owner. It’s important to keep in mind what your employees need on a day-to-day basis to avoid any health or safety issues that may arise. OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, provides recommended practices for safety and health programs.… Read More »
September 11, 2019

Human Resources – Time and Attendance

Human Resources/By Colony West/0 comments The importance of Human Resources and the effect it has on the productivity of your organization cannot be overstated. This is most apparent when evaluating and developing your most important asset: Your Employees. While a healthy and efficient company/employee relationship can mean bountiful success, it is oftentimes very challenging to achieve 100% buy-in to your… Read More »