Employee drug testing programs continue to be a hot topic and are essential for most businesses—the restaurant and hospitality industry is no exception. Are they legal? Do employers have to have an employee drug testing policy? Or what if you own multiple businesses in different states? Do the rules change? Below we cover some of the most common questions surrounding employee drug testing and workers’ compensation benefits.(more…)
Discovering water damage at your business is a huge headache! It can also lead to structural damage, mold, costly repairs and lost revenue. Use these water damage prevention measures below to protect your livelihood from flooding and freezing damage.(more…)
The food truck industry has grown into a $1.1 billion behemoth of an industry in 2020, according to IBIS. Recent research credits many factors to the rise of the food truck industry with one being that consumers love being able to obtain gourmet food options at a fraction of the price. This may sound enticing when thinking about starting an entrepreneurial food truck business; however, starting a successful business is much easier said than done.
Are you wondering what you need to do to start a successful food truck business? Start by creating a thorough business plan. Here are a few things that your food truck business plan must include:(more…)
Have you ever slipped, tripped or fallen at work? Perhaps you have watched a television show where a slip, trip and fall was the punch line for a joke. Slips, trips and falls are no joke however, and rank among the most frequent types of accidents, second only to motor-vehicle accidents as a cause of death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “26% of the 8982,730 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work in 2017 were related to slips, trips, and falls. With 44% of Society Insurance claims are related to slips and falls (general liability and workers compensation), businesses can’t afford to not take additional precautions when it comes to cleaning up spills in the workplace.(more…)
When a protest goes wrong and civil commotion turns to vandalism, looting and riots, there’s obviously cause for concern. Business owners may begin wondering: What can we be doing now to prevent possible property damage?(more…)
When the needs of others are the greatest, our efforts are the strongest. At Society Insurance, this statement defines our core value of ‘Customer Focus’ and helps guide our actions every day. We continue to partner with our independent agents, restaurant customers, and other agencies to make a difference in the communities we serve during these challenging times. Below we highlight some recent efforts.(more…)
A certificate of insurance form is often needed when a business needs to provide evidence that certain general types of insurance coverage and limits have been purchased. In a nutshell, it summarizes your insurance coverage to a single document. This may be important if a claim occurs and the business is found liable while providing their service or engaged in their trade.(more…)
In the digital age, bitcoin is a well-known term – but that doesn’t mean it’s well understood. What is cryptocurrency? According to Cointelegraph, “cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency.” It is decentralized and relies on an open source verification system. In essence, it’s worth fluctuates and it is virtually untraceable. The most widely used and recognized cryptocurrency is bitcoin. So, what does this have to do with your business?(more…)
Study after study shows that leading a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to your health. This is often a result of sitting at a desk all day, rarely getting up to walk, and then lacking exercise during free time. In response, we’ve seen innovation start to tackle the issues associated with unhealthy office lifestyles, most notably the standing desk. However, prolonged standing (standing for more than 60% of your work day) for long periods of time comes with its own health risks, such as:
- lower back and leg pain
- cardiovascular problems
- varicose veins
Striking a balance between the two is key; and here’s how you can get started.(more…)
If you are thinking about starting a restaurant delivery service to diversify your restaurant operations, there are important controls that should be implemented. According to the National Safety Council, in 2018 alone, there were 4.5 million medically-consulted driver injuries that cost $445.6 billion in the United States. Transportation incidents were the fourth leading cause of injuries to workers, so it is clear that steps must be taken to lower your risk and put your employees on the road safely.
Read, ‘24 Tips for Delivery Driver Safety’ for more information on how to operate your restaurant delivery service safely and successfully.(more…)