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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Business email compromise (BEC) losses are among the most expensive types of social engineering losses, and they are on the rise—increasing 58% from 2015 to 2019, according to Advisen loss data. The median cost of a BEC loss is...

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Cybersecurity threats change year after year as technology continues to advance. With that in mind, it's critical for organizations to revisit their data protection practices at least once a year. Here's some steps to take to protect...

 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

As organizations assess long-term work arrangements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also consider the challenges of implementing hybrid workplace models. Put simply, a hybrid workplace model is a flexible model that...

 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

With the courts re-opening, we are starting to see a serious increase in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits. The latest trend we have seen is an increase in is “drive by” lawsuits where the plaintiff or their...

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

For small business owners, the line between the personal and their business can be a bit hazy at times. Yet, when it comes to a vehicle that may be used for personal and business-related reasons, it’s important to know how your...

 

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

As the pandemic shifts, organizations may be planning a combination of remote and on-site working. Recently, PwC’s remote work survey revealed that employers and employees want to approach the post-pandemic workplace with more...

 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Outdoor dining quickly emerged as a way to keep restaurants operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the increasing popularity of eating outdoors and lingering pandemic concerns, many restaurants will continue offering outdoor...

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

It’s impossible to know exactly how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. With businesses all over the world in quarantine, for many, the financial future is a big question mark. While it is important to focus on what you can do to...

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s...

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

As concerns about the COVID-19 continue to rise, many employers are left to wondering what they can do to protect their workforce. This Risk Insights will examine what coronavirus is, how it spreads, and what employers can do to...

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cyber security threats and trends can change year over year as technology continues to advance at alarming speeds. As such, it’s critical for organizations to reassess their data protection practices at the start of each new year...

 

Monday, December 30, 2019

A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who...

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber Technologies Inc. is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new...

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

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 BusinessAuthority, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and the National...

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Monday announced that more than $11.4 billion in insured losses have been reported from the November 2018 fires. That is a 25 percent increase, or more than $2.3 billion, from losses...

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, most Americans should log 10,000 steps per day to reduce the risk of disease and help lead a healthy, productive life. Consider using a pedometer, a device used to track how many steps you take....

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Owners and managers of commercial and business facilities have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for employees and occupants. Most commercial and residential fires result from negligent cooking, improperly discarded smoking...

 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Whether a worker is covered by a particular law or is entitled to receive a particular benefit often depends on whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. In general, employment laws, labor laws and related tax...