CopperPoint Articles

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Katie Nielsen, Brand Forge

4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches

Cyber-attacks continue to plague organizations nationwide with more than 1,500 breaches reported in 2017. About 55 percent of them targeted businesses, but every industry sector experienced attacks including 24 percent in the healthcare industry, 8 percent in education, 8 percent in financial and about 5 percent in government and military, according to Statista.com. Breaches can […]
3 years ago
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Bruce Trethewy from CopperPoint

Protecting your business from equipment breakdowns

When you run a business, an equipment failure resulting in lost productivity translates into lost revenue. Whether it’s a convenience store, a restaurant, a manufacturing plant, a construction site and any job in between, all kinds of equipment are used for everything from moving dirt to keeping food at the right temperature, from point-of-sales devices […]
3 years ago
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C. Renee, BonnevillePhoenix.com Business Writer

The many ways umbrella insurance protects your business

Just as you wouldn’t want to get caught in the rain without cover, you wouldn’t want to find you don’t have enough coverage in the case of a liability claim against your business. The common theme here is an umbrella, and in the event of a liability claim or lawsuit, it’s better to have cover. […]
3 years ago
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C.Renee BonnevillePhoenix.com Business Writer

5 ways to prevent embezzlement

Whether you’re running a small or large company, employee theft is one of the most prevalent types of theft in the country. In fact, according to a recent embezzlement study, 55 percent of employee theft happens to businesses with less than 500 employees with small and medium-sized businesses the most at risk. It’s important to […]
3 years ago
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Bobbie Fox, Associate General Counsel for CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Fair Wages Act affects more than minimum wage for business owners

The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act became effective July 1, 2017 and raised the minimum wage to $10 on January 1, 2017, and then incrementally, to $12 by 2020.
4 years ago
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Katie Nielsen, Brandforge Business Writer

Small business data breaches reach all-time high

Cyberattack breaches are in the news a lot, but small businesses with comparatively few customers would hold little interest for hackers, right? Wrong.
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

5 safety pitfalls putting your business at risk

Some jobs are harder than others, but one thing is certain, injury should never be considered “all in a day’s work.” That said, millions of Americans are hurt on the job each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015; […]
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Keeping outdoor workers safe in the scorching desert heat

As the Southwest U.S. braces itself for a hot summer, no one is exempt from dealing with the effects of extreme desert heat. Young children’s bodies haven’t developed the ability to safely regulate temperature and older individuals are susceptible due to factors such as medications and other diseases. Outside workers are also at risk, especially […]
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

7 common ways to get sued by your employees

If you had an 11 percent chance of winning the lottery, you’d probably feel pretty good about those odds and might even buy a few extra tickets. In 2014, U.S. companies had better than an 11 percent chance of being sued by a current or former employee, according to the 2015 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits. For […]
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny

A YouTube search for distracted walking produces numerous videos (like this) of people walking into other people, falling down stairs, running into cars, walking into posts and more. Most are meant to be humorous, but many incidents are tragic rather than funny. A serious problem Distracted walking reached epidemic levels as society became addicted to […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud

Across the U.S., compensation for workplace injuries totals hundreds of billions annually. In some states, the total is more than $675 million, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. Because of the scope and complexity of the issue, there are some who try to take advantage of the system. In the U.S., insurance fraud […]
5 years ago
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Mark Kendall, Associate General Counsel with CopperPoint’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division

Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees

Personal computing, the internet and other technological advances have made it possible for many employees to do their jobs from home. Today, almost half of the U.S. workforce holds jobs compatible with at least partial telework and about 25 percent of the workforce teleworks at least some of the time, reports Global Workplace Analytics. Telecommuting frequently offers advantages […]
5 years ago