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March 2013 Archives

How To File A Fire Insurance Claim

Fire insurance claims can happen all too often. Partly, this is because of circumstance - for example, Thanksgiving Day is the number one day for fires in the home. Another reason is natural disasters. By late August of last year, 2012 had already claimed the title as the worst year for wildfires in the United States and many fires resulted from Superstorm Sandy in our own area. So what do you do if you find yourself needing to file a claim with your insurance company because of fire damage?

Controlling Technology in a Changing Workplace

It has become commonplace for employers to create employee handbooks with guidelines for workers to understand their work environments and jobs. One of the most important parts of these handbooks is how they address new technology-i.e. cell phone and internet use policy. In today's technology-dependent workplace, employers face the challenge of clearly defining this. These tools create a fine line between distraction and benefit, usually falling somewhere between nuisance and asset. For example, every text message is an opportunity to start a conversation unrelated to work, and yet a text message is likely the fastest way to communicate with a co-worker. Today's employer must address these issues and create a cell phone and Internet policy to benefit the workplace as a whole and protect your business.

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