Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana, derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, is classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, indicating it has a high potential for dependency and no accepted medical use. Although isolated components of the raw marijuana plant have recognized medicinal uses, smoking marijuana has not passed the Food and Drug Administration’s rigorous…

Preventing Third-party Slip, Trip and Fall Claims

BREAKING NEWS: Couple Sues Eataly Boston After Woman Slips on Stray Piece of Prosciutto, Fractures Ankle and Claims ‘Great Pain and Suffering’ Court documents state that medical expenses exceeded $7,500. The couple is seeking damages amounting to $50,000. The lawsuit claims that Eataly was negligent for “failing to ensure that the floor was safe,” not…

Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Winter months present additional hazards that employees don’t typically encounter during warmer weather. Specifically, you may risk experiencing major slips or falls amid snowy and icy conditions, which could lead to serious injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall incidents this winter: Wear shoes that provide traction on snow and ice; footwear…

COVID Resources – Businesses

Guidelines and government directives are changing so fast and each day brings extraordinary new circumstances to test our resolve. We remain committed to sharing the most updated information to support you through this challenging time. Check out these helpful, up-to-date resources: Restaurant COVID-19 Resources Hospitality COVID-19 Resources Maryland COVID-19 Resources Delaware COVID-19 Resources Virginia COVID-19 Resources National…

Maintaining a Pest-free Restaurant

Pests in your restaurant not only harm your customers, affect your staff and damage your restaurant’s reputation—they could also expose you to costly litigation and even lead to your facility’s closure. Work closely with a pest management professional to take preventive measures against common pests like rodents, flies and cockroaches. Focus on Hot Spots Working…

Holiday Parties: Limiting Social Host Liquor Liability

A bartender is legally liable for serving alcohol to a patron who becomes intoxicated and then injures a third party. Does a business face a similar exposure when it hosts a social event where alcohol is served, such as an open house or employee picnic? According to the Insurance Information Institute, liquor liability exposure is…