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directors & officers liability

The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

Innocence does not stop a director from getting dragged into litigation either. Directors can face unfounded allegations that must be defended.

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Liability Insurance demand on the increase

When it comes to managing your liability as a business, it’s important you understand the risks your business may face so you can have the right insurance cover in place.

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Personal grievance claims costly for employers despite decrease

Officially, the number of personal grievance claims have decreased over the last few years. But when a claim does end up in court, the costs to employers are on the increase.

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3 areas your new business needs insurance for

Is your new business well-insured? If not you could be risking the entire company. Check out these three insurances you need to be covered by.

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Most common claims across New Zealand - infographic

Insurance claims were just as prevalent in 2015 as many other years, but which claims were the most common over the 12-month period?

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New law makes workplace health and safety your responsibility

Over 50 people die at work each year (about one a week) in New Zealand, hundreds of people are injured and 600-900 employees die from work-related diseases. These staggeringly sad statistics have prompted the enactment of new legislation the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), which will come into force on 4 April 2016.

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Builder told ‘stop being a baby’ awarded $5,000

A builder told to stop being a baby and get back to work after bringing up an aggressive text he was sent by his boss has been awarded $5,000. Would Employment Practices or Directors & Officers Liability insurance covered the costs?

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Helping you understand D&O insurance

As a Director, you can be held personally liable for not just your own mistakes but also the mistakes and errors of others. Directors & Officers Liability Insurance has grown significantly in the last decade as high profile cases such as Bridecorp, Feltex and Pike River mean there is greater awareness of where claims can arise from.

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Personal grievances on the rise?

If you employ staff, chances are you will at some time be hit with a Personal Grievance. So how do you prevent this happening and handle the situation if it does occur.

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