Jonathan Geissler January 8, 2018 No Comments

Good Employers Get Sued Too

Good Employers Like You Can Get Sued Too The Cost of Having No Employee Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) In today’s society, many people sue first and ask questions later. Unfortunately, as an employer, there is a good chance that eventually one of your employees will sue your business. Employee lawsuits can be much more than […]

Jonathan Geissler January 8, 2018 No Comments

Understanding NYS Paid Family Leave

New York’s Latest Employee Paid Benefit Program   New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that went into effect January 1, 2018, providing eight weeks (increasing to 12 weeks by 2021) of job-protected, paid leave within any 52-week period to address family related issues. The program provides wage replacement to employees to help them bond […]

Jonathan Geissler January 8, 2018 No Comments

Ways Your Business Can Avoid Employment-Related Claims

When it comes to employment discrimination lawsuits, the business always loses. Whether your business wins the case or not, lawsuits are expensive and time-consuming, and only growing in frequency, having risen by a staggering 400 percent over the last 20 years. That is why adopting some serious guidelines and creating a positive work environment for […]

Jonathan Geissler January 5, 2018 No Comments

Protect Your Business from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Matt Lauer. Charlie Rose. Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Mario Batali. Al Franken. Brett Ratner. Russell Simmons. Dustin Hoffman. Louis C.K. Chris Savino. Kevin Spacey. The list goes on… Sadly, the headlines keep rushing in, week after week: another celebrity accused of sexual misconduct. While it’s not entirely clear how all these high-profile cases will turn […]

Jonathan Geissler January 5, 2018 No Comments

Understanding Employment Law

A variety of laws are in place to protect the rights of people you hire or are considering hiring. While employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) is a smart investment for many companies, it’s also crucial to understand and carefully follow these laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on […]

Jonathan Geissler December 27, 2017 No Comments

Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

The Hudson Valley faces nearly 2 weeks of continuous below freezing temperatures. Not only that — we’re looking at teens and low twenties during the day and single digits every single night. Extreme low temperatures like these can bring about frozen pipes, which not only create an inconvenience, but can also cause major damage to […]

Jonathan Geissler December 14, 2017 No Comments

Home Business? Coverage Denied!

Garrett Explains | Episode 6 Are you operating a business out of your home? If you run any sort of home business, like an office out of the house or a contracting business, don’t assume that you have coverage under your homeowners policy. As long as your business occupies your home’s premises, you are leaving yourself […]

Jonathan Geissler November 27, 2017 No Comments

Talking Small Business Cyber Risk

Garrett Explains | Episode 5 Do you store ANY customer data on a computer? Do you use SOME form of technology to do business? If so, you face cyber risk every day. In Episode 5, Garrett examines some mind-boggling statistics, breaks down why your small business is at risk, and explains how to protect it […]

Jonathan Geissler November 10, 2017 No Comments

Cyber Security Stats Small Business Owners Need to Know

While cyber breaches at Target and Ebay make all the headlines, many entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t realize that they are just as much at risk for cyberattacks as larger, big-name corporations. According to a 2017 report: 50% of small businesses in the U.S. have been breached in the past 12 months. 43% of […]

Jonathan Geissler October 23, 2017 No Comments

Product Recalls: Are You Covered?

Recalls Don’t Have to End Your Business   A manufacturer’s main focus is to produce quality products that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. Unfortunately, even for the very best, things can go wrong, whether it’s a storm delaying delivery, a defect with raw materials, or a manufacturing process breakdown. If the unexpected happens, there […]