BUYING AND SELLING INSURANCE BROKERAGES: A PRIMER
Webinar: Sept. 20, 2017, 10 a.m. PDT: This webinar will explore key issues to be considered by brokerage owners when preparing their businesses for sale, along with issues purchasers should have in mind when acquiring these entities. Areas covered will include compliance, regulatory and corporate matters.
AGENCY AGREEMENTS: ANYTHING YOU SIGN CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU
Webinar: Nov. 15, 2017, 10 a.m. PST: Owners of insurance agencies and brokerages need to carefully read, and understand, the terms of the contracts they sign with insurers. Key provisions in such agreements will be explained, and suggestions for avoiding potential traps will be provided.
Video On Demand: The latest sample agreements for independent insurance agencies and brokerages for hiring producers as employees, or as independent contractors—and protecting expiration lists -- are now available. Hear from an expert on California labor and employment law on best practices in hiring producers for your agency, and get free copies of IIABCal’s newly-updated “sample producer agreements” for employees, independent contractors, and confidentiality agreements.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ESTIMATING REPLACEMENT COSTS
Video on Demand: Join IIABCal General Counsel Steve Young for an explanation of the recent, unanimous ruling by the California Supreme Court in ACIC v. Jones—a case that potentially changes how broker-agents transact homeowners’ insurance, and dramatically expands the power of the insurance commissioner to impose new regulatory burdens and liabilities.
CALIFORNIA NEW LAWS BRIEFING
Video on Demand: How do California's new laws in 2017 impact your business and the business of your clients? IIABCal General Counsel Steve Young will provide a briefing on the new laws that impact independent insurance agency and businesses in general.
BEACON IN THE AB 2883 FOG
Video on Demand: Answers to your hardest questions on the new law amending the exemption for business owners from California workers’ compensation requirements. IIABCal General Counsel Steve Young leads an on-line discussion with one of the foremost authorities on California workers' comp law and practice, Mark Webb, founder and principal of Prop 23 Advisors.
WAGE/HOUR UPDATE: WHAT THE NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME RULES MEAN FOR YOU
Video On Demand: The U.S. Department of Labor last spring issued new rules that significantly increase the minimum compensation level required to be exempt from overtime under the so-called “white collar” exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Steve Hirschfeld and Felicia Reid of Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP explains how the new rules will impact your agency. They also detail what steps you should take now to ensure you are in compliance when the rules go into effect.
BARBARIANS AT THE GATE
Video on Demand: California's leading legal expert on agent issues, IIABCal General Counsel Steve Young, tells why independent agents and brokers remain the best hope for regulators and consumers to survive 21st Century disruption in the insurance marketplaces.
NEW LAWS AFFECTING YOU & YOUR CLIENTS
Video on Demand: The 2016 legislative session resulted in new laws and regulations that have a potential impact on both insurers and policyholders.
DISCLOSING AND CHARGING BROKER FEES
Video on Demand: An area of intensive scrutiny by the California Department of Insurance surrounds the charging and disclosing of broker fees. The Department regularly receives a high volume of customer complaints concerning the failure to disclose broker fees or improperly charging broker fees. This webinar will examine who may charge broker fees, how such fees must be disclosed to customers, the California law governing broker fees, and tips to help avoid regulatory scrutiny.
PROTECTING AGAINST E&O CLAIMS
Video on Demand: This webinar will address the common pitfalls that often result in errors & omissions claims brought by insureds against producers. Such discussion will focus on the steps that can, and should, be taken in order to minimize such risks and exposure.
MANAGING WORKPLACE RISK: AN EMPLOYMENT LAW OVERVIEW
Video On Demand: Labor and employment law, particularly in California, is ever-changing and potentially costly for employers who are not in compliance. This presentation will help employers navigate the current landscape and best practices concerning employee handbooks, hiring and termination, employee classification, agreements and benefits, wage and hour issues, the Family and Medical Leave Act, labor relations and other important employment law matters.
PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRET IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Video On Demand: Given today's highly mobile workforce, coupled with the speed and ease by which trade secrets can be electronically sent around the world, trade secret owners must impose safeguards on what information can be accessed, when, why and by whom. This webinar will highlight the need for employers to protect their company's assets from being raided by a departing employee and potentially used by a competitor, and offer specific steps that should be taken to reduce the risk of trade secret theft in the digital age.