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Watch out For These Payroll Tax Mistakes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Watch out For These Payroll Tax Mistakes

If you run a small company or a large one… you have many responsibilities. One that can cause quite a bit of headaches is taking care of pay-roll tax obligations. It’s easy to make mistakes and the penalties can be large. So review these tips to avoid those headaches… Misclassification of Employees Hiring independent contractors to avoid paying typical expenses associated with employees is a growing trend. However, there are specific tests to determine whether these “independent contractors” should actually be classified as employees instead....

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Preventing Dog Bites

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Preventing Dog Bites

We love our dogs… the wagging tails… the kisses. And yet dog ownership has challenges. Dogs bite more than 4.5 million people each year. Of those, nearly 900,000 are severe enough to require medical intervention. In addition, dog bites are costly. The typical cost per canine attack case settled through insurance is over $28,000. It’s a big number. It’s also why home insurance rates go up when you get a new dog… Thankfully, there are actions you can take to decrease the chances of your dog biting or attacking someone. First, choose your dog...

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Active Shooter Preparedness

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Active Shooter Preparedness

Preparing Your Workplace for an Active Shooter It’s heartbreaking to acknowledge that violence in the workplace occurs. According to the CDC more than 15,000 employees became a workplace homicide victim over the last 20 years. Four-fifths of these injuries were a result of gunfire. It’s difficult to imagine something like this would occur where you work. Yet nearly half of all shooting incidents take place in commercial locations. Survivors of active shooting incidents have successfully sued their companies for neglect in not offering...

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How to Leverage America’s Aging Workforce in Your Business

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on How to Leverage America’s Aging Workforce in Your Business

The job market is tightening. Finding great workers is getting more difficult. Yet if you set age aside, there’s a great pool of folks with fantastic business experience, interpersonal capabilities, and general proficiency. (And it’s important to know… studies show that for each 90 days a position remains unfilled, a company loses $14,000.) As companies battle each other to fill open positions, a number are looking at the pool of highly experienced, talented, slightly older workers to help fill the need. Older workers also tend to carry...

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Tips on Finding Home Insurance Savings

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Tips on Finding Home Insurance Savings

Have an apartment or a house? You naturally need home insurance. The challenge is most people get home insurance and then ignore it. The thing is, as time goes by your living situation changes. You may acquire more things like jewelry or art. You may make improvements to your home. You might have added a home theater. In any case, you need your insurance to keep pace with your personal situation and to ensure your property and things are sufficiently protected. There’s no magic time to think about home insurance policy … so have a look at...

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5 Workplace Safety Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on 5 Workplace Safety Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compels employers to ensure that their employees’ working environment and conditions are safe and free of any apparent dangers. Workplace safety inevitably requires strict training and inspections in order to be effective, as well as complete adherence to all the regulations and rules that are set in place. Most workplace accidents and ailments are able to be prevented by following strict protocols and safety plans. Employers should never ignore their staff taking shortcuts that...

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Top 10 Workplace Safety Guidelines

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Top 10 Workplace Safety Guidelines

A safe workplace is a function of how the management and workers of an establishment adhere to and communicate safety standards. Workplace safety is not all about policies and practice guidelines alone. Strong workplace safety is built around encouraging employees to identify unsafe behaviors and recognize opportunities for improvement. This will help them make well-informed safety decision while discharging their duties. Below are Top 10 Workplace Safety Guidelines Each Employee Must Know to help you create a safe working environment...

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The Common Insurance Every Serious Construction Contractor Must Have

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on The Common Insurance Every Serious Construction Contractor Must Have

More often than not, construction insurance is necessary for each construction project. This kind of insurance typically offers coverage for natural disasters, risks, material, employees, as well as your company. Here are some of the most common insurances for the construction industry. Contractor Liability Insurance Coverage For protection against injuries, property damage, and accidents suffered on the job, there is a need for a good contractor liability insurance coverage. Also, workers in the construction industry can accidentally damage...

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Common and Expensive Car Insurance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Common and Expensive Car Insurance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Important Information Most people will not argue the need to have car insurance for their cars because they know that how important auto insurance is to cover difficult situations such as theft, natural disasters, and accidents. However, what most car-owners don’t know is how to avoid certain car insurance challenges. Some of the the most common mistakes range from paying too much, not having adequate coverage for your insurance needs, or signing up for redundant policies. Here are some other challenges… Not fully understanding the coverage...

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Preventing Future Auto Insurance Problems

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Preventing Future Auto Insurance Problems

Choosing the right insurance policy can be an excruciating process for many people, and they try as fast as possible to get through it. When getting auto insurance, most people prefer to go with a company they know or one they often see on TV. Often, folks discover too late via terrible customer service or a complicated claim filling process that their auto insurance is doing more harm than good. The smarter way to buy auto insurance Vehicles are not assets, but a liability. They start depreciating the moment you put on your ignition and...

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