Q&A: Impact from RSUs on Your Workers Comp Program

Entering the world of Restricted Stock Units can be exciting – and a little intimidating. After all, there are a lot of potential benefits, and an equal number of questions about the process. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about RSUs, and how they affect other programs, such as Workers’ Compensation. While most questions […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) – A Risk Management Discussion

From government to real estate, drones are changing the way many industries do business. Technically named Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones have tremendous potential – and it’s not going unnoticed. The use of UAVs for photo or videography offers many advantages, including branding and publicity opportunities, an up-close view of remote activities, and development of […]

The Napa Quake: My Story

On Sunday, August 24, Napa, California experienced the largest sustained Bay Area earthquake in the last 25 years. As a Napa resident, I experienced first-hand the sheer strength of the earthquake as I woke to the violent shaking. The wind whooshed as the quake passed, and I could hear my family’s collection of porcelain and […]

Controlling Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs

Workers’ compensation costs are on the rise – and that’s not good news for growing businesses. With claim frequency projected to rise by 4.9% in 2014, it’s time for companies to re-assess their current programs and find ways to save. Over the last several years, the most common workers’ compensation claims have been cumulative trauma, […]

Are you ready for Sunshine?

Are you ready for Sunshine? Surrounding a company with great partners and advice to mitigate risk in advance of potential litigation is often the best strategy to address the total cost of risk. Carolyn Bruguera, Esq. from R-Squared Services & Solutions, Inc., consults with companies on best practices with respect to the Sunshine Act, and […]

Charter Buses and Liability

Are you on the bus? What to know about employee transportation services Bus travel has long been a major part of the American transportation system. From Greyhound to Green Tortoise, buses have provided an inexpensive way to get from point A to point B. Charter buses began as a way for companies to accommodate city-dwelling […]

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Disappearance—Does Your Company Have A Risk Management Policy Pertaining To Employee/Executive Flying Practices?

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 is shocking and while numerous government entities are searching diligently for any evidence of what may have happened, assuredly there will be significant loss. One Bay Area Semiconductor Company had twenty employees on that flight, mostly engineers and other experts who were working to improve efficiencies at their […]