"Commercial Insurance" Blogs

Tech Billionaires To Donate 18 Million Masks To Fight COVID-19

Anybody with a solid reputation in the business world would tell you that business is all about giving and receiving. It’s a harmonious exchange and balance that businesspeople going down this path for a long time seem to have managed well. This is the case for tech CEOs such as Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim […]

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Submit Your COVID-19 Business Insurance Claims Early

As Covid-19 continues to have an unprecedented effect on business operations throughout the country, experts suggest business insurance policy holders should file their business interruption insurance and workers compensation claims for coronavirus as early as possible notwithstanding their concerns or exclusions. Although warnings from insurers indicate most of the claims stemming from the coronavirus could […]

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President Trump Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed by President Donald Trump yesterday. This newly approved legislation includes, besides the free COVID-19 testing, paid sick leave, food assistance, and other unemployment benefits. Employers are also required to offer additional protections for healthcare workers. Most importantly, the bill’s provisions create a federal emergency paid leave […]

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Would Your Business Insurance Policies Provide Coverage For Losses Stemming From Coronavirus?

Over the past several weeks, the coronavirus outbreaks have become a reason of concern for many business owners all over the country. COVID-19 has also shaken global markets. Many companies are wondering whether their current business policies cover losses related to coronavirus. Let’s take a look. There are many factors to consider when determining whether […]

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Injuries At Amazon Warehouses Spike

Amazon is the largest retailer in terms of revenue and its founder was named the wealthiest person in the world and “modern history” by Forbes magazine. But the large retailer has let things slip through the cracks by putting their workers at risk in its fulfillment warehouses. As the world’s most valuable retailer with customers […]

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Small Business Insurance: Thriving In The Gig Economy

Freelance work is everywhere these days in the emerging gig economy. But if you are a small business owner, you need to learn how business insurance works for your non-permanent employees. This shift in the workforce can influence the type of insurance your business may need. Make sure you pay attention and anticipate a plan […]

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How Coronavirus Will Affect Business Insurance: Preparing Your Business

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed travel infections of the coronavirus across the U.S. with five confirmed cases and 97 people under observation. The coronavirus has raised the issue of insurance for businesses. While this is a virus that emerged in China and there is no material damage, if you purchased […]

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Apple Lawsuit Tests Whether An Employee Can Build A Rival Startup While On Payroll

The tech startup culture has received a lot of attention lately. New businesses create new jobs, revenue, and new opportunities for economic growth. But what about legendary companies such as Apple? It’s only fair that their employees don’t plan competing ventures while on payroll. It’s no secret that some Apple employees are considering striking out […]

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Department of Labor Proposes $1M In Fines Against FL Roofing Experts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Jacksonville-based, Florida Roofing Experts Inc., for failing to protect their workers from onsite falls. The company is facing penalties totaling $1,007,717. The inspections were initiated back on July 11 and 12, 2019, after receiving several complaints earlier that month of workers performing […]

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Walmart Settles Military Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

The giant retailer was recently accused of discriminating against a Naval reservist by refusing to hire her over her mandatory two-week military commitment. Walmart has agreed to revise its discrimination policy and provide payback for the U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class, Lindsey Hunger. The Department of Justice had announced the resolution of the lawsuit […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers West Texas Restaurant Minimum Wage, Overtime, Child Labor Violations

After several investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, The Plaza Restaurant – a restaurant chain in Texas – paid $44,621 back in wages to 570 of their employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime laws. Also, the employer was fined $13,420 in civil money […]

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Small Business Owners in California to Reconsider Staffing Due to New Gig Worker Law Taking Effect January 1

A new California law taking effect January 1 has made it harder for small business owners to treat workers as independent contractors. Small businesses outside the state are rethinking their staffing as well. The new law places restrictions on who is categorized as a freelancer or independent contractor. Those supporting the law say it addresses […]

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