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2411, 2021

Vaccination Policies in the Workplace

By |November 24th, 2021|Human Resources, Risk Management, Webinar, Workplace|

Employment lawyers Ian Johncox and Stephanie Miner from Mason Bennett Johncox as they discuss some of the critical issues surrounding vaccination policies in the workplace.   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so do the health and safety requirements for workplaces. Many businesses are considering establishing vaccination policies in an attempt to protect employees and customers. This presents [...]

2709, 2021

10 Tips for Closing Your Cottage for the Winter

By |September 27th, 2021|Personal Insurance, Risk Management|

Fall is a favourite time for many cottagers in Canada. Days swimming in the lake are replaced by long, bugless, walks through colourful forests. If you have not winterized your cottage then it is also the time of year to begin closing the cottage up until spring.  To help make the transition easier, we have created a high-level 10 point [...]

2409, 2021

Introducing Bryson’s New Podcast

By |September 24th, 2021|Commercial Insurance, Newsroom, Personal Insurance, Risk Management, Transportation Insurance|

What is "Buzzing with Bryson"? If you are in the small percentage of Canadians who have searched for an insurance podcast, you have likely discovered that (a) the content is not intended for Canadians, (b) is by insurance people, for insurance people, or (c) is purely advertorial. In discussions with clients, we know many choose us for our advice, partnership [...]

2306, 2021

Cyber Risk Hell Fire: Don’t Let Your Business Go Down in Flames

By |June 23rd, 2021|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Newsroom, Risk Management|

Cyber risk is a growing threat for businesses. Cybercrime has spiked during the pandemic. Both the frequency of cyber-attacks and the severity of damage to cyber victims have escalated drastically. We have experienced a 150% increase in ransomware attacks (source: Group-IB report) and a 300% increase in ransom payments (source: Ransomware Taskforce). In part, this perfect storm is caused by [...]

1805, 2021

Risk management for accounting firms: accuracy in output and advice

By |May 18th, 2021|Commercial Insurance, Risk Management|

Accuracy in output and advice are the cornerstone components of the accounting profession. The three biggest liability risks facing accountants are: Data security Accuracy in output and advice Protecting facilities and property from damage We covered data security and protecting facilities and property from damage. Today we will focus on accuracy in output and advice. The professional need for accuracy [...]

1705, 2021

Pool and Hot Tub Safety in Ontario

By |May 17th, 2021|Personal Insurance, Risk Management|

The stay-at-home orders of the pandemic have prompted many Ontario homeowners to install a new pool or hot tub. This article will be outlining some installation regulations, safety tips, and things to remember regarding insuring your new backyard paradise.   Installing your Pool According to Code  The initial question you must ask when installing your new pool or hot tub is, [...]

2604, 2021

What you need to know about sewer backup

By |April 26th, 2021|Personal Insurance, Risk Management|

Did you know that water damage is the leading cause of home insurance claims in Canada? One of the most frequent causes of water damage is a sewer backup Sewer backup issues happen when water begins to flow in the wrong direction, back up into your home. Sewer backup is not only a dangerous health hazard; it’s also an expensive [...]

2104, 2021

Risk management for Accountants: protecting facilities and property from damage

By |April 21st, 2021|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Risk Management|

Risk management is a prudent practice for all types of businesses. As time goes on, it is essential to re-examine your company’s landscape and compare it with current business practices.  It is even more critical for accountants who have access to various sensitive, personal and corporate financial data to conduct a routine risk management check-in. The three biggest liability risks [...]

1503, 2021

Risk management insight for accounting firms: data security

By |March 15th, 2021|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Risk Management|

Accounting is a highly regarded and respected profession. Being a professional Accountant comes with a responsibility to protect data, provide relevant advice, and be accurate in execution. Beyond this, many Accountants who also operate their firm are tasked with ensuring regular business operation. These operations include maintaining their office and equipment, managing the firm’s reputation, being up-to-date on employee practice [...]

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