Bed Bugs: The Pest Bugging Property Owners

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 @ 01:33 PM

Bed bugs are making a comeback. And if you’re tempted to dismiss the insects as something that only people living in poor and filthy conditions need to worry about, think again. Bed bugs spread easily, and they don’t discriminate. Property managers need to be aware of the risks, as well as their legal responsibilities.

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Tags: bed bugs, lawsuits over bed bug infestations

Tip-Pooling Proposal Could Stir Up Restaurant Changes

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 01:49 PM

Tips are a big deal for restaurant workers. As a result, regulations governing the way tips are shared are also a big deal – and these regulations may be about to change. The Department of Labor has recently published a new proposal that could change the way tip-pooling, also called tip-sharing, is done.

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Tags: tip-pooling proposal, tips

Introducing the Auto Shop Insurance Program

Posted by Noff Colabella on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 12:17 PM

A lot can go wrong at an auto shop. A fire could destroy the building, the equipment and all the cars on site. Thieves could break in at night to steal the cars being repaired or the expensive tools. Dangerous chemicals could injure the employees and pollute the surrounding environment. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Auto shops face many exposures – which is why BNC now offers an insurance program that caters specifically to the needs of auto service shops.

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Tags: auto shop insurance program, auto shop insurance

Construction News Roundup

Posted by Noff Colabella on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Construction is booming. All that activity is good news, but it also means there’s a lot to keep track of. To help you stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry, here’s a roundup of recent construction news. 

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Tags: construction news

Three Holiday Threats to Your Home

Posted by Peter Lanza on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 @ 01:50 PM

We put a lot of effort into decorating our homes for the holidays – but do we do enough to protect our homes from holiday threats? Here are three major dangers to watch out for.

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Sexual Harassment Liability – Is Your Business at Risk?

Posted by Noff Colabella on Mon, Dec 04, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

Women are speaking out about the sexual harassment they’ve endured in the workplace for decades. From film producer Harvey Weinstein to television host Charlie Rose to politician Al Franken, numerous high-profile men have been accused of improper behavior, often by multiple women. Although cases involving powerful and well-known garner the biggest headlines, it’s not reasonable to assume that the problem is unique to celebrities and politicians. If fact, your business might be at risk.

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New Construction Worker Training Bill in New York

Posted by Noff Colabella on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Construction workers in New York City will soon receive more safety training. A new law aims to decrease construction injuries and deaths by requiring a minimum of 40 hours of safety training.

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Analysis: How the Sole Proximate Cause Defense Applies to The Scaffold Law

Posted by Noff Colabella on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

Although we often talk about cause and effect, the truth is that the average effect has multiple causes, not just one. A car accident, for example, might be the fault of one driver’s inattention and the other driver’s failure to signal, as well as the weather and road conditions. Similarly, a construction worker’s on-the-job injury can often be pinned on multiple factors. Nevertheless, in some case, the sole proximate cause defense – which argues that the injured worker is solely responsible for the injuries sustained – can be successful in a Scaffold Law case.

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Tags: Scaffold Law

BNC Food Drive 2017

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 06:05 PM


THIRD ANNUAL

FOOD DRIVE

Now through Monday, December 11

BNC is helping those in need in our local community by collecting canned and other non-perishable food items to support our local food pantry, The Carver Center.

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Tags: Carver Center, bnc food drive

Cyber Risk in the Construction Industry

Posted by Noff Colabella on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Cybercrime is a growing threat, and it’s not a problem for only the health and financial industries. Any business can fall victim to a cyberattack, including construction companies. To protect your construction company from financial loss and business disruption, you need to understand what the risks are and how to minimize them.

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Tags: cyber risk, cyber risk in construction