The ripple effect of wage and hour noncompliance

If you’re still not convinced that wage and hour issues are a growing threat to your business, consider these developments: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Texas lawmakers are both cracking down on noncompliance with worker classification, minimum wage, … Read More


Employee benefits: how to attract and retain the next generation

Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – are reshaping the nation’s workforce, and U.S. businesses are slated to become ever more interested in their talent through the coming years. Is your organization doing all it can to attract … Read More


This year, send your loved ones a Valentine’s lifeline

What are you doing for that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day? Flowers and a box of candy? Dinner and a movie? How about a life insurance policy? While that probably won’t do much to set the mood … Read More


Are you driving your business straight into a costly lawsuit?

It seemed innocent enough. Tim had his employee, Sandy, drive her personal vehicle to a vendor to pick up supplies once a week. The arrangement had worked out well for a long time. Tim wasn’t worried about insurance because he … Read More


What will 2015 bring for workers’ compensation in the Lone Star State?

  For employers around the country, workers’ compensation continues to be a huge and growing challenge. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has only added to the confusion. Although employers in the Lone Star State aren’t legally required to … Read More


New Year, new tax season, new ACA provisions

More than 100 million people in the U.S. make New Year’s resolutions every year – and every year, more than 88 million of them fail to follow through. However, one thing we don’t forget so easily is tax season, and with new … Read More


Is social media making you a crime target?

Social media has forever changed the art of staying in touch. You can tweet pictures from your vacation in Hawaii, share your weekend plans with family on Facebook or upload a selfie on Instagram at the big rock concert. But your … Read More


Landlord risk management: 5 tips to avoid rental property lawsuits

Now that the smoke has cleared from the New Year’s Eve fireworks, business owners are back at work kicking off another year. And for rental property owners, that means managing a host of risks that can seem like juggling a … Read More


How to manage the risk of pregnancy discrimination claims

Expecting a child is one of life’s greatest experiences. However, it sometimes turns into a terrible experience when working expectant mothers and their employers aren’t on the same page. This scenario happens more frequently than you might imagine – in fact, … Read More


Health insurance open enrollment update

The second annual open enrollment period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is officially underway. Although the deadline has just passed to get coverage that takes effect on January 1, 2015, it’s not too late to … Read More