Category: Industry Insights

New Distracted Driving Law will have a Huge Impact on YOU!

Effective January 1, 2019 Drivers with A to G licences: If you have an A, B, C, D, E, F and/or G licence, starting January 1, 2019 you’ll face: For your first conviction: a fine of up to $1,000 three demerit points a three-day day driver’s licence suspension For your second conviction within 5 years:… Read more »

5 Essential Tips to Reduce Data Breach Exposure

  Data breaches are increasingly becoming one of the biggest plagues of modern businesses, be those small or big companies. With cyber security becoming a problem for everyone, it’s a good thing to start thinking more about it, if you’re not already. Data breaches can be simple nuisances, or they can seriously jeopardize your entire… Read more »

What is the Role of an Additional Insured on Your Policy and Why It Is Important?

  If you are an Additional Insured, you enjoy the benefits of being insured under an insurance policy. An Additional Insured is typically associated with general liability insurance policies and property insurance. It provides coverage to individuals and groups that were not named initially. It refers to anyone other than the policyholder who is covered… Read more »

Having a Backwater Valve is Important, but Maintaining It Is Equally Important

  Sewer backups are so damaging that they have cost Canada billions of dollars. In fact, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the costliest natural disaster which occurred in 2013 was the torrential rainfall that flooded towns in southern Alberta. The insured damage was more than $1.72 billion. In the same year, severe thunderstorms… Read more »

Volunteering on a Non-For-Profit Board – Protect Your Personal Assets

  Serving on a non-profit board is a great way for you to give back and support a good cause. When you serve on a non-profit board, you become an integral part of helping your community. Serving also expands your skill set, helping you grow both professionally and personally. There’s also great pride in helping… Read more »

Employment Practices Liability: Examples of Claims Scenarios

  Hiring qualified employees to work for you can be challenging enough; however, it becomes even more frustrating when you hire people only to realize later they are not the right match for your company. From poor attendance to lousy work habits, there is any number of reasons why you would need to fire your… Read more »