SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
LAW: Social Media and New Rulings Complicate Employee Policies, Practices
Salaries and wages are usually one of, if not the, largest expense lines on a company’s income statement.
Attorneys who do employment defense work get a lot of interesting questions, particularly about alternate workweeks and flexible work schedules.
For the first time in the last five years, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is No. 1 on the San Diego Business Journal’s list of Law Firms.
Janice Brown is the founder and CEO of Brown Law Group, a leading San Diego business litigation boutique firm that specializes in all aspects of employment law and business litigation.
INSURANCE: Reforms Are Positive But Need Time to Take Effect
When Chris Hamilton missed a payment on his workers’ compensation insurance bill recently, his contracting business was summarily dumped by the carrier, forcing him to seek coverage from the State Compensation Insurance Fund and pay about double the premium he previously paid.
LAW: Opponents Say It Will Increase the Number of Uninsured
With airwaves and mailboxes chock full of advertisements on better and cheaper auto insurance, drivers are likely checking their premiums and wondering whether changing insurers is worth it.
There has been a fair amount of movement among the 20 companies participating in this year’s San Diego Business Journal’s Property/Casualty Insurance Agencies, Brokerages list. Formerly No. 2, Barney & Barney LLC rose to the number one spot in 2012, reporting 155 local full-time employees.
Mike Barone is the founder and CEO of Intercare Insurance Solutions, an insurance broker. Intercare is dedicated to challenging the status quo to help people and organizations become healthier and more productive, according to the firm.
HEALTH: Investment In Employee Wellness Pays Off for Companies
Wellness program providers can substantiate financial returns as incentives for corporations to get on board with health-wise activities but equally important motivators include improving workplace culture, increasing staff productivity, and maintaining a recruiting and retention tool.
HEALTH: Firms Control Insurance Costs and Create Camaraderie With Plans
Several local companies participating in corporate wellness programs are seeing the payoffs, not only in the form of stabilized health insurance costs but also in improved physical well-being of their staff and the intangibles of better teamwork.
INSURANCE: Chat With Coach Can Identify Goals
An alternative to for-profit corporate wellness programs is available through Sharp Health Plan, a wholly owned unit of Sharp HealthCare that operates as an independent nonprofit organization.
Brian Scott is the chief financial officer of AMN Healthcare, an innovator in health-care workforce solutions, including managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing, and the placement of health-care professionals into temporary and permanent positions.