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 […]

Drive down costs and improve employee health with a strategic Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Workers’ compensation costs are on the rise – despite many states requiring employers to have a written safety program that focuses on preventing accidents and injuries on the job. Injury & Illness Prevention Programs are typically guided by wording issued from the federal and state Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA set the following […]

Securities Class Action Lawsuits: A thing of the past?

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. this spring with a ruling expected late summer or fall.  If defendants win, federal securities class actions could be eliminated in most circumstances.   This would materially reduce the exposure to directors and officers and insurance carriers providing […]

Product Recall: Is Your Company Covered?

If you are a life science company who manufactures your own products or have your products manufactured by others, you have a Product Recall exposure.  Today, addressing and planning for a product recall is a critical element of risk management.  Recalls can affect a company in two ways; an immediate tangible economic loss to your […]

Got Wellness in Your Workers’ Compensation Program?

One of the largest drivers of workers’ compensation claim costs are medical expenses paid for the treatment of work related injuries and illnesses.  A recent National Council on Compensation Insurance report indicated workers’ compensation medical costs are now approaching 60% of the total cost of WC claims. The medical cost of an individual claim can […]