Author: Brian Villari

How will Cannabis/Marijuana impact Workers Compensation?

There has been a lot of change surrounding marijuana during the past few years, as many states have legalized medical marijuana while some have also legalized recreational use. The vast majority of employers have a strict policy, instituting a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace with almost no exceptions. Some employees also have to regularly submit to…

Working Remote = ?

During the past few months, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of people who are working from home. Due to the pandemic and the need for social distancing, businesses have been forced to adapt. Now, more people are working remotely than ever. At the same time, is it here to stay? It…

Do You Need Directors & Officer’s Coverage if You Are a Private Company?

There is a major misconception out there that companies do not need Director’s and Officer’s (D&O) liability coverage if they are not traded publicly due to a lack of exposure; however, in reality, private companies have just as much, if not more, management liability when compared to a public company. Directors and officers of private…

EEOC vs Your Business

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission reported that in 2018 there were more than 76,000 claims of workplace discrimination. Of those claims, more than half were for retaliation, discrimination based on race, then sex, disability, and race. The agency also received a 14 percent increase in sexual harassment charges from the previous year. The Cost of…

The Six Main Reasons Why People Work.

How does culture drive performance? In a 2013 study researchers asked almost 2,500 workers to analyze medical images for “objects of interest.” They told one group that the work would be discarded; they told the other group that the objects were “cancerous tumor cells.” The workers were paid per image analyzed. The latter group, or…

Cannabis & Workers Compensation

As an employee, the last thing you want to experience is getting injured on the job. Having to deal with the pain that follows, losing potential income, and seeking medical treatment can be unsettling. Workers’ Compensation insurance is designed to cover these injuries and help with the costs and expenses during recovery. Now that the use…