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California's broker group starts on the acquisition track

The newly formed brokerage group Alkeme Holding LLC expects more than twice this size this year when it launches a series of acquisitions, said its top executive. Ladera Ranch, California-based Alkeme was launched in October last year with a combination of six affiliated brokers in California and a Scottsdale, Arizona-based investment management company. The company is supported by New York-based …

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Independent contractor test applies retroactively

The Supreme Court of California ruled in a ruling Thursday that the test for determining whether workers are employed or self-employed is retroactive. In Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International Inc. ., The Court answered a question left unanswered by Dynamex Ops in April 2018 . W. Inc. v. Superior Court case, which instituted a new test to determine whether workers …

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Quotes about an armed security guard who was killed were evacuated

The Work Environment Review Commission on Wednesday released a citation issued to a security guard company hired to protect Pennsylvania Turnpike's ticket takers when one of its employees was killed by an armed robber in 2016. I Secretary of Labor v. Schaad Detective Agency, Inc. ., filed in Washington, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sued the Schaad Detective Agency …

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Trump is trying to limit foreign cyberin interference in the last full day of office

(Reuters) – Outgoing President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at curbing foreign use of cloud computing products for malicious cyber-operations against the United States, the White House said on Tuesday, Trump's last full day in office. orders, first reported by Reuters, give the Department of Commerce the power to write rules to prevent transactions with aliens in cloud …

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Unemployment, workers compensate premium for recovering "slowly": NCCI

U.S. Employment – and related total benefits to workers – is likely to recover more slowly this year than in the summer and autumn of 2020, according to an economic outlook report issued on Wednesday by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. U.S. employment recovered every month from April to November 2020, but the recovery rate slowed to almost zero …

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Liberty launches German terrorism protection

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., has launched a terrorist insurance policy for small and medium-sized German business buyers. LSM entered the German market for war and terrorism in 2018 and has since used standard London market protection for German risks. However, the policy is specially tailored for the German SME sector and is compared with standard …

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The job choice Walsh is probably moderate: Experts

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, named on January 7 as the potential candidate to lead the U.S. Department of Labor under the Biden administration, is expected to make infectious disease prevention a key goal as unions continue to demand a COVID-19 standard, experts say. Although Walsh would be the first union leader to run the department in five decades, his second …

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What can and must not be resolved through assessment or arbitration in Florida? | Legal insurance blog for property insurance

Property insurance has long contained provisions on evaluation and arbitration. 1 Although both paths offer the insured the opportunity to resolve their claims by means of extrajudicial means, all have clear differences and similarities. In certain circumstances, certain issues can only be resolved through a court. Assessment and arbitration differ in terms of formality and procedure. 2 Assessment is an …

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A video explaining the creation of insurance and the ethical insurer

See the full video at https://youtu.be/-0vsvKiRU3o Not happy with the titles statesmen, researchers, inventors or authors, Benjamin Franklin added insurers in his collection. In 1752, the Philadelphia Contributionhip for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire became the first mutual fire insurance company in America. Much like London in the 17th century, houses at this time were made almost …

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What distinguishes hotel and motel insurance cover from other business insurances?

Hospitality insurance differs from other business insurances because the industry faces a greater number of risks. A hotel or motel operator's policy (BOP) should cover property and assets, protect against liability and keep you in compliance with state and federal regulations for employers. Our knowledgeable agent can tailor a hotel and motel insurance package to meet your business needs. Liability …

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