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California Employers must now contend with New Sick Leave Policy

On September 10th, California State Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act. [1] Scheduled to go into law on January 1st, the act also called the California Paid Sick Leave Act, forces employers to allow for paid sick leave after a certain amount of hours worked. In California’s case, annually it is one hour per thirty hours worked up to a maximum of twenty-four hours or three days.

Employers that are affected by this

All California employers in the state having employees that..


Posted:September 17, 2014
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Attorney Professional Liability Terminating Client RelationshipsAttorney Professional Liability: Terminating Client Relationships

Terminating a client relationship is not something that is taken lightly in the legal community. The people who seek out a lawyer typically have a lot at stake, either financially, emotionally or both. Thus, terminating a relationship without any grounds to do so could certainly lead to an Attorney Professional Liability claim for your legal client.

Despite this, your legal client may still withdraw from a case in certain circumstances. For example if your client is violating the law or the rules..



Posted:September 15, 2014

Statistics Highlight Need for Focus on Reducing Medical Malpractice RisksStatistics Highlight Need for Focus on Reducing Malpractice Risks

As reported in an August 2014 article on the medical news website Newsmax Health, renowned pharmacy professor and medical author Joe Graedon, who has personal experience with a medical error resulting in the death of a loved one, says that mistakes throughout the medical community adds up to approximately 500,000 Americans annually. A huge number, Graedon attributes the majority of these mistakes to misdiagnosis.

Your clients in the medical field have a true challenge,..



Posted:September 12, 2014

Insurance Agent Professional Liability Traits of a Successful AgentInsurance Agent Professional Liability: Traits of a Successful Agent

In today’s society, it’s important to do all that you can to avoid professional liability claims. This is no different in the insurance industry. Insurance agents provide a valuable service to their customers, and may be held just as liable for a mistake or omission as any one of their service clients.

While the only sure-fire way to protect yourself financially from a claim of this type is with Professional Liability Insurance (also called errors &..



Posted:September 10, 2014

Can Georgia's New Law Limit ACA Related Malpractice ClaimsCan Georgia's New Law Limit ACA Related Malpractice Claims?

Earlier this year, we took a look at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect medical malpractice cases, citing the concerns over doctors seeing a much higher patient volume than in the past, leaving them potentially overwhelmed. According to various opponents of the ACA, the healthcare reform has not done anything to protect physicians and hospitals from potential malpractice claims or to deter the costs of defensive medicine.

According to a 2012 Oppenheim..



Posted:September 8, 2014

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Posted:September 3, 2014

How Quality Control Practices Can Affect IT Professional LiabilityHow Quality Control Practices Can Affect IT Professional Liability

In a blog post earlier this year, we discussed why IT Consultants need professional liability insurance, such as in the case of a website glitch occurring and preventing their clients from being able to access their own data. Since this could result in severe financial loss for your clients’ customers, a lawsuit is definitely a possibility.

The good news is, it is possible to keep lawsuits at bay. Of course litigation is not entirely preventable,..



Posted:August 29, 2014

How Can Your Client Proactively Approach LitigationHow Can Your Client Proactively Approach Litigation?

When it comes to obtaining insurance coverages, whether it’s for Professional Liability or Employment Practices Liability (EPL), it’s important for your prospective clients to understand that no business is immune to a lawsuit. It’s a common misconception that a business won’t get sued, or if it does your client can handle the financial repercussions on their own.

The problem with having this reactive attitude rather than a proactive approach, though, is that businesses are often surprised when a..



Posted:August 27, 2014

Insurance Agent Professional Liability and LinkedIn EtiquetteInsurance Agent Professional Liability and LinkedIn Etiquette

According to LinkedIn specialist Kate Nankivell, many of today’s insurance agents and brokers are potentially missing out on a great opportunity to grow their network and expand their business by ignoring the power of their LinkedIn profiles. Nankivell shared with Insurance Business that LinkedIn has become a vital asset in the range of marketing tools available to insurance agents and brokers, and by not utilizing this resource they are effectively losing business opportunities.

Nankivell estimates that while most insurance brokers..



Posted:August 25, 2014

Handling Client Expectations to Reduce Professional Liability RisksHandling Client Expectations to Reduce Professional Liability Risks

A huge part of managing professional liability risks is how you and your clients engage with customers. An individual can sue for any type of negligence, bad business advice, or error that they feel fit, and even if the claim is unfounded, the business facing the lawsuit could face devastating losses. Overall, whether it’s your client or their customer, they have certain expectations. These expectations can only be met if they are reasonable, and claiming you can..



Posted:August 22, 2014

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