Startups: The Right Stuff

We work with startups everyday. It’s an understatement to say that these emerging companies move fast, pivot, develop, sell and strategize with blazing speed and intense focus. Perhaps, the last thing you want to think about is insurance, but when does it come up  –  how do you know you are getting the right stuff? […]

The ABD Team keeps giving…

This week’s switch to daylight savings, needle phobias, lightheadedness and even potential nausea were not deterrents for the ABD Team to give – literally of themselves – at our ABD sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive this week. Our team members are notorious for rolling up their sleeves to get a job done for their clients; […]

Leaping Into Spring….

As our favorite baseball teams begin warming up for spring training, which helps them prepare mentally and physically for the upcoming season- it’s a great time to encourage employees to embrace healthy and well-being activities. Promoting healthy behaviors ‘around the clock’ helps employees avoid illnesses and injuries, both on and off the job – and […]

Say-on-Pay, the New Frontier for Executive Litigation?

Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act established the “say-on-pay” statute, setting up what may become over time, a requirement for shareholder approval of executive compensation.  The present rules, in effect as of April of 2011, mandate public companies to conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote for approval of executive compensation and to disclose “golden parachute” […]

Lincoln’s Legacy and ABD

Earlier this week, we had our kickoff meeting to review the accomplishments of 2012, and set the stage for 2013. As we wrapped up the meeting, we shared a couple of thoughts about Abraham Lincoln. Yesterday, Lincoln received 12 Oscar nominations. The movie was based on Dorris Kerns Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals.” She was also the […]

Startups: Be Inspired, Be Insured

One of our clients, a startup building  tools for the social media advertising space, is experiencing a fast growth trajectory. They work hard, love what they do and the results are showing. They called me tonight with some unfortunate news. Thieves had broken into their offices and made off with their computers, monitors and some […]

When Endings Lead To New Beginnings

“When endings lead to new beginnings”…a most fitting description to this year’s theme – A Winter Solstice – at the CALPELRA (California Public Employers Labor Relation Association) conference –- with more than 1,000 public employees convening in Monterey earlier this month to attend California’s most recognized public agency conference. The event was a huge success! […]