Commercial Insurance and Sexual Harassment

A wave of sexual harassment claims began last year from women coming forward to name the men who harassed them; Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Matt Lauer, and countless others. These courageous women provided the foundation giving birth to the #MeToo movement, something that should have happened a long time ago. Commercial insurance companies believe this movement may lead to a wave of employment practices liability claims.

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Insurance and Politics

Insurance and politics may sound like strange bedfellows but they aren’t. They share the same bed more often than most people realize and the impact can be profound for individuals and business whether it plays out on the national or state level. Such is the case since Presidential Candidate Donald Trump became President-Elect. Let’s look at two instances which will unfold after January 20, 2017.

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Employee or Contractor and the Department of Labor View

You have just started your small business, or business is really taking off and you need help meeting your customers’ demands. Success depends in large part upon workers, consultants, vendors or other businesses you hire to help you. But what about cost? Maybe you can save money and effort by hiring an independent contractor?!

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