Working in the landscaping and lawn care world, chances are you work with some pretty hefty lawn mowers. You might have riding lawn mowers, or you might have some other kind of commercial-grade mower that gets the job done quickly. That lawn mower might extremely efficient and it might do a great job, but it’s also a pretty dangerous piece of machinery.
Sometimes you have to fire people. It happens within every company. It might be because the employee consistently causes problems, or it might be for financial reasons. Either way, it’s not a comfortable situation to be in. Emotions run high. Losing a job can be a devastating blow to an employee, and if they feel that they were wrongfully fired they could bring charges against your company.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to fire an employee, and leaving someone out in the cold with no given reason is generally not the best way to go. To avoid being on the chopping block of a wrongful termination suit, there are a few things you need to keep in mind and a few employment practices you can implement.
Your clients entrust your business with their personal information on a regular basis. You swipe credit cards, make sales, take phone numbers or addresses, and might need even more sensitive information at times. We’d like to think that our computer systems and IT are secure, but they’re not. They can come under attack at any time, and if they fall you need to know how to face the consequences.
Anyone who’s been out to eat on a Friday night knows that there’s a lot to think about in terms of keeping a restaurant afloat. There’s the quality of the food, the service, the kitchens, the supplies, and a ton of other things to consider (like making sure there’s enough ketchup in the fridge.) And insuring a restaurant is no exception—food service businesses need to be prepared for a lot of different scenarios. But aside from all of the other types of insurance a restaurant might consider, there’s another important one to take into account when finding coverage for your restaurant: spoilage coverage.
No employer wants to see an employee get hurt. An injury is a traumatic experience not only for the victim but also for the supervisor and fellow employees. A workplace injury might leave everyone in shock, but it’s crucial that the proper reports and paperwork (including the workers’ compensation claim) are filled out as quickly as possible.
Making sure the employee gets the medical attention they need is the priority, of course, but the next tasks that need to be done are the claim paperwork and the report. There are several reasons why it’s important to file your claim as soon as you can, which we’ll explain, and we’ll also give you some tips that will help you speed up the process of filing the claim and the report.
You use a lot of different tools and equipment for landscaping work. But these tools can be dangerous if they’re not used properly. It’s extremely important to make sure to take every safety precaution to avoid injuries when using landscaping equipment, whether you’re just starting out in the landscaping world or you’re a seasoned pro.
Dump trucks come in a variety of styles and sizes, but one thing that should remain the same across the board is safety. Dump trucks are dangerous at the best of times. Whether you’re the driver or someone helping at the job site, it’s important that you make safety a priority whenever you’re working around a dump truck.
To help keep you safe while working with your dump truck, we’ve come up with ten tips that will keep everyone out of harm’s way.
There are lots of potential risks that people who work with tow trucks face every day. Risks, or exposures, are why people get tow truck insurance in the first place—so that they’re protected from whatever life might throw at them.
As someone who works in the tow truck industry, it’s important that you understand what you’re up against. There are several types of risks that your business faces every day, so we’ve outlined the kinds of exposures that you need to be aware of when thinking about getting your insurance coverage. The exposures and risks depend on what kind of tow truck business you have (mainly whether you’re strictly towing or you have a body shop), but these are the main ones to think about.
When an employee gets hurt on the job, the top priority is making sure that they’re okay and that they get the care that they need. So it’s important for employers to have sufficient workers’ compensation coverage to make sure that their employees and their families are provided for if an accident happens on the job. However, there are still a few things that you can do to manage the cost of your workers’ compensation premium. We’ve put together a list of six tips that will help you understand what goes into determining your workers’ compensation premium and explain how you can lower it.
No two businesses are the same. This is especially true when it comes to tow trucks. Your business, whether it’s a tow-truck company or an auto shop, has its own fingerprint, and this fingerprint plays a large part in deciding what kind of insurance you need. And once you find the right coverage for you, there are lots of different factors that go into determining the cost of your insurance premium.
To take some of the mystery out of your insurance rates, here are some details about your business that will impact your premium: