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How to Get 360° Wire Fraud Protection for Your Business

As the administrator of the CyberLock Defense Insurance program, Lockton Affinity is always on the lookout for new resources that may help businesses reduce their risk of wire fraud.

Wire fraud is a significant cyber risk for business, because it can harm relationships with clients and customers and impact your insurability. Protecting against wire fraud is key, but standard transaction safeguards are often

September 19th, 2022|Financial, Small Business|

Top 15 Cyber Security Best Practices for Businesses and Employees

Cyber attacks pose a significant risk to businesses, costing companies millions and ruining reputations. The tactics used by hackers are always evolving so it’s important to make sure you are keeping up.

Most attacks result from a business and its employees being unprepared or underprepared for a threat. But by following the latest cyber security best practices for business and employees you can

September 7th, 2022|Small Business, Uncategorized|

Workplace Injuries and Their Impact on Mental Health

When someone gets hurt at your organization, workers’ compensation or volunteer accident coverage is often adept at delivering timely coverage. However, in today’s world, a comprehensive approach to health is crucial.

There are many reasons employees, organization members and volunteers may experience depression after an injury, including:

  • Social isolation
  • Challenges performing everyday tasks
  • Financial stress
  • Chronic pain and more

Mental health issues have also

August 30th, 2022|Franchise, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Misappropriation of Client Funds Risks for Lawyers

Many courts view the misappropriation of client funds as one of the most serious forms of professional misconduct. While many attorneys would prefer to direct most of their focus to their performance in the courtroom, serious consequences can result from accounting mistakes and inaccuracies, even when there has been no intent to deceive or defraud a client.

Attorneys are held to a high

August 9th, 2022|Legal|

Cyber Fraud Coverage for Fiduciaries: Computer Fraud vs. Funds Transfer Fraud

Most registered investment advisors see any potential fraud involving computers as a serious risk to business, but fraud coverage within a cyber liability policy can vary.

Unlike RIAs, insurers don’t think of cyber risks like fraud as one single risk, but as many varied risks. Policy underwriters break out these risks into categories, offering more, less or no coverage depending on a number

July 27th, 2022|Financial|

Understanding Workers’ Compensation for Your Business

Lots of businesses start out small. But as you hire more employees or open new locations, it’s important your workers’ compensation coverage keeps pace with your growth.

Understanding workers’ compensation for your business is important and helps ensure you manage risk and stay compliant. Here’s what to know:

Workers’ Compensation Covers

Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits coverage to your employees in the event of a

July 12th, 2022|Small Business|

8 Cyber Risks from Working from Home

A lot has changed about the way businesses work over the last few years, including a rise in the cyber risks from working from home for business professionals.

Most computer systems at big offices are well protected from everyday intrusions. Computers at home are not. This wasn’t as much of an issue until large numbers of business professionals began working from home during

June 28th, 2022|Financial|

Fire Safety for Franchises

Fire safety for franchises is crucial. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 8,000 structure fires in eating and drinking establishments are reported to U.S. fire departments each year, causing $246 million in property damage.

While cooking equipment was the leading cause in these fires, electrical distribution and heating equipment were each responsible for 9% of

June 14th, 2022|Franchise|

The Best Tips for Hiring and Firing to Minimize EPL Risk

As business cycles ebb and flow, companies must make important decisions about hiring and firing to minimize EPL risk. By taking the right actions as an employer, you can improve your workplace culture and productivity with new hires, and ease transitions for employees after separation.

However, it’s important to recognize the risk that employment practices carry for your business. Every day, workers file

June 1st, 2022|Franchise|

Hand Tool Safety for Members and Volunteers

If you have projects scheduled for your organization this year, it’s important to have hand tool safety practices in place when power tools are in operation.

Whether you’re building garden beds, volunteering in the community, designing parade floats or fixing things up around your facilities, power tools can expose your organization to many potential safety hazards.

Make sure your organization’s leaders and members work

May 13th, 2022|Non-Profit|