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Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Workplace violence is a serious safety and health issue. While no federal law currently addresses violence in the workplace, several laws impose a duty on employers to maintain a safe workplace. The... Read More

Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most this type of violence... Read More

Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Hiring independent contractors or temporary workers may be a smart business decision in certain circumstances, but it also poses significant risks—namely, the possibility of co-employment and... Read More

Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The existence of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule, which has been in place since the 1970s, is widely known in the oil and gas... Read More

Posted August 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
On Aug. 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a proposed rule to eliminate daily paperwork requirements for truck drivers. The proposed rule is estimated to save $1.7 billion... Read More

Posted August 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The benefits of owning and operating a craft brewery are exciting.  Unfortunately, many times owners of craft brewers quickly find out the environmental and regulatory liabilities that can put a dent... Read More

Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Ninety-seven percent of breweries currently operating in the United States are classified as regional craft brewers, microbreweries or brewpubs. This section of the industry differs from more... Read More

Posted July 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
As a nonprofit organization, most of your workforce is probably comprised of volunteers. These individuals are devoting their time and energy to helping the community through your organization.... Read More

Posted June 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Not only do claims cost money by way of settlements, but they eat up a lot of employees’ time and attention.  The indirect costs associated with claims can often multiply the settlement by 2-10 times... Read More

Posted April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Medical professionals have substantial personal liability exposure. They typically own more expensive homes, cars and recreational watercraft than most individuals; may sit on non-profit boards;... Read More