Jonathan Geissler January 22, 2018 No Comments

8 Questions to Ask About Your Business

Does your business retain physical or electronic records of employees or other third parties with any of the following? Social security numbers Tax identification numbers Medical/health records Email addresses Home addresses Driver license information Birth dates Police records Court records Banking information (checking/savings accounts) FACT: If you checked any of the above, your business is […]

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 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 September 27, 2017 No Comments

New York State DBL vs. PFL: A Benefit Comparison

New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) is an employee paid benefit that will provide 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 is set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, but that doesn’t mean employers shouldn’t start […]

Stuart Durland August 6, 2014 No Comments

Two New Employee’s Join our Insurance Team!

This summer, Seely & Durland Insurance agency gained two new insurance professionals, Dot Pinckney and James LaPenna. Below we put together a little information to introduce these fine individuals to our team of professionals. We are very excited and happy to have them on board!! Dot Pinckney                               […]