Law Compliance with Internal CommunicationLaw Compliance with Internal CommunicationAs technology is modified and improved, so is the way in which businesses communicate. As electronic means are the typical form of exchange, companies must ensure that the messages sent are not capable of landing them in hot water. While litigation can arise out of these exchanges, it is important for companies to protect themselves with a sound Errors and Omissions Insurance policy.

Inside Counsel states that with the volume of information exchanged, companies should take great..

Posted:February 25, 2016

New Survey Indicates Cloud Storage is SecureAs risks vary, your clients need to safeguard their interests with comprehensive insurance policies that cover commercial crime, fiduciary liability, and Errors & Omissions for Attorneys. As clients also expect that the data they manage is secure and easily accessible, efficiency has been a primary goal. For years, businesses have turned to cloud-based solutions to improve productivity. Many others, particularly law firms, have steered clear of the cloud fearing it could jeopardize data security. However, a new survey indicates cloud storage is..

Posted:February 19, 2016

In-House Counsel 3 Tips on Transitioning from a FirmAs many corporate leaders are seeking to move their general counsel in-house, the structure and policies can prove to be a big transition for traditional law firm employees. In order for your clients to better serve their corporate customers, they are advised to follow these steps and equip themselves with Attorney Professional Liability.

Business Comes First

Ultimately, as in-house counsel for one company, every matter is essentially a business matter rather than a legal one. As Inside Counsel..

Posted:February 18, 2016

Requiring a Multifaceted Approach to Cyber Attacks As we have discussed in many posts, the looming threat of cyber-attacks is a growing concern for all businesses. As stolen sensitive and confidential data can lead to devastating consequences for the victim, this Privacy and Network Security concern needs to be a top priority for all businesses.

Inside Counsel states that most of these data breaches fall into three categories: Those motivated by financial gain; Breaches of U.S. government organizations by foreign governments to steal government secrets for military, intelligence,..

Posted:February 17, 2016

Employee Hotlines An Effective Crime Deterring ToolAs most business owners are aware, implementing change can be difficult. Maintaining best practices is something that every business needs to promote and can benefit from. One such example is creating an employee hotline. With the implementation of hotlines, fraud can be reduced and tips can be given anonymously to report any unlawful or suspicious behavior. While not all procedures are easily enforced, consider the usage of effective employee hotlines to reduce Employment Practices Liability.

Moving toward hotlines seems to be a..

Posted:February 15, 2016

The Risks of Not Carrying Professional Liability InsuranceProfessional Liability, otherwise known as Errors and Omissions, is a fundamental coverage for any business to include in their portfolio. This broad coverage provides protection against the scope of risks that any professional who offers advice or services might face. Litigation resulting from either of these types of claims has the potential to cause financial devastation and reputational ruin for these clients. While small businesses might believe themselves to be immune from such claims, professional liability is a required coverage..

Posted:February 10, 2016

Property Manager Risks Common MistakesProperty managers are an essential component of the real estate industry. As their knowledge and support are often relied upon, Property Manager Professional Liability should be included in each of their business insurance portfolios. While practice makes perfect, mistakes can happen. Therefore, here are some common mistakes that these professionals make and how these mishaps can be avoided.

Failing to Sign Written Agreements

Property managers are required to provide written agreements with their tenants and clients. Even if the property manager is doing a favor..

Posted:February 8, 2016

New Study Reveals Privacy Concerns are Affecting BusinessA new study has determined the extent of Privacy and Network Security Program issues as it relates to profits and business. While every company is susceptible to data breaches, the effects of these attacks are becoming more prominent, causing potential clients to become concerned with starting or continuing doing business with certain companies that have suffered attacks.

Andrew Serwin of Morrison and Foerster’s global privacy and security group acknowledges that this is becoming a revenue issues, not just a regulatory one..

Posted:January 29, 2016

Managing Inappropriate Workplace BehaviorWhile some employee conduct may be uncharacteristic of a typical workplace, not all unusual behavior is illegal. However, if the behavior causes coworkers to feel uncomfortable or creates a hostile environment, lawsuits can ensue. Therefore, it's essential for insurance agents to have a strong Employment Practices Liability Program to offer their clients and for business owners and operators to evaluate questionable complaints in the following manner:


Take Each Complaint Seriously

While some complaints may seem harmless or minor, it is critical to take each complaint seriously. Further, directors..

Posted:January 25, 2016

FLSA Settlement Agreements Coming Under Federal ScrutinyThe National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is now taking a closer look at Fair Labor Standards, and resolving cases with more scrutiny than ever before. For example, two lawsuits in particular have caused the federal courts to scrutinize cases more heavily in regards to labor practices. As these cases become more prominent in such a litigious society, employers are advised to secure their assets and practices with an Employment Practices Liability Program.

According to Lexology, not only are courts..

Posted:January 22, 2016

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