For over 50 years Dealey, Renton & Associates (DRA) has helped our firms with their risk management and insurance needs. As part of our ongoing efforts, DRA publishes a monthly newsletter for clients and industry partners on general and professional risk management issues facing design firms.
The following is a summary of our January 2016 newsletter
What is Black, White and Read all Over?
Statistics show up to 60% of cyber-attacks are targeted at small and mid-sized business. Retail or not, exposures exist. David M. Fox, Esq. of Manion Gaynor & Manning, LLP provided prudent steps for employers and owners to safeguard data.
Wage & Hour
Stakes raised in Employees vs Independent Contractors discussion
Wage & Hour lawsuits are not new, but missclassificaiton of employees has garnered the attention of the DOL, IRS and the trial bar. Travelers provided a brief update of whats to come in 2016. DRA also discussed Clarifying Status in our May 2015 Issue.
Where can you still text and drive?
Documented safety plans for driving are a must; but are you aware of the laws regarding hands-free calls or texting when behind the wheel? Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists laws for all 50 States. Find out more at: www.iihs.org
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