Category: Risk Management

“Claim of the Month” – Could It Happen to You?

December 7th, 2017 by

  “Claim of the Month” – Could It Happen to You?   A mechanic test drove a customer’s vehicle to better diagnose a problem. While listening for the problem, the mechanic got distracted and rear-ended another vehicle, seriously injuring the occupants. The dealership had not run a motor vehicle record (MVR) on the mechanic prior

Question of the Month: Indefinite Leave. Can You Terminate?

October 2nd, 2017 by

  Indefinite Leave. Can You Terminate?   Question: Our employee has tendonitis.  His condition has not seen any improvement, if anything he has experienced regression. To date we have conducted two ergonomic assessments. We made the recommended adjustments following both assessments. We have also accommodated the employee throughout his employment with modified duty and modified

Should you be paying new hires for onboarding prior to start date?

August 17th, 2017 by

Pay new hires for onboarding prior to start date?   Question: We will soon be implementing pre-employment online onboarding. As such, individuals who have accepted an offer for employment but are not yet employed will complete pre-employment paperwork including I-9, W-4, etc. on a one-time basis. They will also familiarize themselves with a few select

Cybersecurity and Small Businesses

July 25th, 2017 by

It’s nearly impossible these days for businesses to operate without the help of Internet-connected devices, which exposesthem to cybercrime. It’s the small- to medium-sized businesses, however, that are especially vulnerable: half are victims of cybercrime and nearly two-thirds of those victims go out of business. Hackers increasingly target small businesses because there is a low

Risk Management – The Heat is On

June 21st, 2017 by

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity! Unless you work outdoors, that is. Then it’s both. Working outside on a nice summer day can be a pleasure. But if your job takes you outdoors when it’s hot and humid, it can stop being pleasurable and become downright dangerous. In 2015 alone, 37 workers died and