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Distracted driving lawsuit — could your company be liable?
Ohio Valley Legal Examiner
According to the World Health Organization and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, studies from a number of countries suggest that the proportion of drivers using mobile phones has gone up over the past five to 10 years, with over 3,000 people killed in 2011. Transport Canada's National Collision Database also reports that between 2006 and 2010, the number of fatal collisions caused by distraction increased by 17 percent. These accidents not only harm individuals, but can also be very expensive for employers. In some cases, employers can be liable for damages.
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New York's proposed ERM and ORSA requirements: A uniform approach?
The National Law Review
New York's recently proposed regulation on enterprise risk management and own risk and solvency assessment incorporates many of the concepts adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and, so far, uniformly adopted by a number of states. However, there are some significant variances in the New York proposal that require consideration by New York domestic insurers, holding companies and foreign licensed insurers.
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IDEA Project's 1st annual review sees improvement in fragrance ingredient risk assessment
The first ever Annual Review of the IDEA Project (International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens) endorsed by the EU Health Commissioner, has found that it is improving the risk assessment of fragrance ingredients. The project is a multi-stakeholder process designed to provide a broadly agreed and transparent framework for assessing fragrance sensitizers globally. It's an opportunity to build partnerships between the international fragrance industry and its stakeholders to improve the risk assessment of those ingredients identified as allergens, leading to better consumer protection.
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Gartner: 1 in 5 BYOD programs to fail by 2016
A report by Gartner predicts that 20 percent of bring-your-own device programs will fail to launch by 2016. The analyst puts this down to IT departments rolling out restrictive mobile device management measures as a response to the increasing number of personal computing devices being brought into the workplace to access enterprise data and systems. The analyst warns that as the BYOD movement continues, employees are increasingly aware that IT departments have the means to access their personal information.
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Unaware CEOs, climate risks to supply chains
The Wall Street Journal
Think your network is secure? Think again. In its 2014 Annual Security Report, Cisco Systems Inc. said it checked networks of 30 of the world’s largest multinational companies and found malicious traffic on all of them. They also found the attacks are becoming more sophisticated and that there is a tremendous shortage of cybersecurity professionals to combat these threats. "All organizations should assume they’ve been hacked," the report said.
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Should you snoop on candidates' social media profiles?
Business 2 Community
These days it's so easy to find out almost anything about a person online. Within a matter of minutes you can find out their likes, dislikes, marital status, personality, religious beliefs and much, much more. In terms of recruitment, this means that background checks are more in-depth than ever, but the industry is divided on whether this is a good thing or not. A survey carried out by the CIPD discovered that 2 in 5 employers do or plan to use social media sites to screen candidates, but can snooping make the hiring process more complicated?
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Businesses can put a lid on the workplace bullying crisis
City Watch
In any given workplace environment, there will b e a variety of human interactions when conflict arises. The issues that precipitate a clash in attitudes and behaviors vary greatly. When a situation occurs in the workplace involving discrimination, harassment, misconduct, bullying, or a violation of company rules, what is the proper protocol? Ignoring problems and failing to enforce rules sends the wrong message to workers: that the employer is indifferent to the employees and the law.
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Get the most out of risk management spend
Dark Reading
Even with most security budgets growing or at least staying flat for 2014, no organization ever has unlimited funds for protecting the business. That's where a solid risk management plan can be a lifesaver.

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The cost benefits of food insurance (not flood)
The Strategic Sourceror
Food businesses, and all businesses for that matter, are taught to prepare for any risk to operations; but what happens when an unavoidable supply chain disturbance occurs?

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Net neutrality ruling is a net loss for many businesses
By Jessica Taylor
Remember back when there was no such thing as high-speed Internet? The only option you had was dial-up service and had to listen to that pesky dial tone for a several minutes before being able to access what you really wanted.

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Be ready for food crisis management
Capital Press
An expert recommends preparing for a food safety crisis before an illness outbreak or recall ever happens. The financial implications of food safety often go unrecognized until a company is in crisis mode, according to an industry expert. Food companies should give safety experts more decision-making power instead of walling them in a "silo," said Melanie Neumann, chief financial officer at the Acheson Group, which consults on food safety issues.
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3 key benefits of email archiving
Business 2 Community
Every business must decide what they do with old emails. Each day most employees send and receive countless emails, some or all of which may contain important information. This information may also be needed at a later date, whether an employee is searching for old correspondence, or a court order requires the business to divulge email records. The following details three key benefits of email archiving in the storage of intellectual property, preparation for legal discovery and mining of customer insights.
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