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How Liability Insurance Can Save Your Business

No matter how careful you are, there will be times in which you or an employee create liability and the results can be devastating to your business.  Here are real life examples of hoe having the right lability insurance saved a business from going under. Wrongful Termination A business owner fired an employee over a safety dispute. The employee brought an employment claim for wrongful...

COVID-19 Safety For Your Business

Employers must ensure social distancing for employees and customers, frequent and adequate employee hand-washing, and that sick employees stay home. Employers must also provide basic workplace hazard education about coronavirus and how to prevent transmission in languages best understood by employees. Your workers’ compensation insurer can offer tools and advice in this area. Here are tips for your business to consider Making sure your facility...

How to Prepare My Business for an OSHA Audit

OSHA audits are not usually something for which you advanced warning.  Often, an OSHA inspector simply shows up at your firm to conduct an inspection.  However, there are a number of things you can do to reduce your stress and to ensure that your audit goes smoothly.  It is always best to think about how your facility would respond to OSHA knocking at the door...

Are You Starting A Home Business?

Do you want to start a home-based business? Having a home business of your own is a good way to make a living.  Keep in mind that if there are risks involved. Most home-based businesses do not have the same risks as other businesses, including buildings, employees, production machinery, and a fleet of vehicles. However, home-based businesses do have many risks that need to be...

Employee or Independent Contractor—What Is the Difference?

Employee or Independent Contractor—What Is the Difference? Today more than ever, businesses are evaluating the need for full-time versus part-time employees.  Many firms are also considering using third-party firms for certain functions.  Before you make any decisions about contracting out job functions, read this. Your employee will receive benefits such as health insurance and workers' compensation. Advantages of Hiring an Employee Employees can sometimes take...