Jonathan Geissler May 15, 2020 No Comments

Estate Planning Tips for Young Adults

Most young adults in their 20s and 30s are not thinking about estate planning. But making important decisions well in advance can provide peace of mind and help cut down on unnecessary costs. To help you make the best decisions possible, here are the top estate planning tips you need in your 20s and 30s. […]

Jonathan Geissler April 16, 2020 No Comments

9 Great Ways to Support Local Businesses During Coronavirus Shutdown

Most local businesses are suffering right now, while others have been forced to temporarily shut down. Government financial relief can only take you so far. Ultimately, the onus is on all of us – the local communities and customers, to support local businesses. Here are nine ways to do that: Purchase gift cards or certificates […]

Jonathan Geissler August 23, 2018 No Comments

Tips for Your New Business

This blog post has been provided by Christopher Piekarz, Marketing and Administrative Intern, Summer, 2018 You’ve recently come up with a great new business idea and you’ve finally decided you want to pursue it.  However, you have minimal or no business experience.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t take a business expert to run a successful startup […]

Jonathan Geissler February 15, 2018 No Comments

Risk Management Tips for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Creating and managing a successful food or beverage business is a daunting task. It takes extreme attention to detail regarding equipment, staff training and safety, marketing, and the manufacturing process. There are customer expectations to meet, potential injuries to combat, and production issues to face. Even with all the proper “ingredients” in place for success, […]

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 […]