Protecting Your Company with Adequate Insurance - An Interview with Zack Leland and Lisa Fortenbaugh

Faces of Finance

17-09-2020 • 47 minutos

In this episode, Shawnna interviews Zack Leland and Lisa Fortenbaugh. Zack is a Commercial Insurance Producer at PIASC Insurance Services based out of Commerce, CA. Lisa is the Founder and CEO of Platinum HR Consulting Group. First up, Zack explains the benefits behind employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). The panel explores insurance coverage for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and emotional distress.  Lisa and Zack also explain workers’ compensation, the importance of safety training, and why your HR consultant should be collaborating with your insurance brokers.

Highlights:

  • EPLI policies can help protect the business in the event of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and emotional distress cases.
  • Employers need to be proactive in avoiding the risk of any legal actions with HR compliance and combining with the right insurance coverage
  • A discussion on at-will employment and wrongful termination.
  • Possible coverage exclusions on different EPLI policies. Wages and hours worked are the most common exclusion.
  • Who you are more likely to be sued by: your own employee or a customer or vendor.
  • Safety training and preventing injuries in an office environment.
  • How workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of insurance.

About Zack Leland:

Zack Leland was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA.  After attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and majoring in Biochemistry, he relocated to Orange County, CA. He is licensed in property and casualty insurance with a sole focus on business insurance. He has held many different positions in the insurance industry including account manager, sales manager, wholesale insurance, and producer. His specialties include harder to place workers’ comp accounts, including construction, logistics, and temporary staffing agencies. His current position is Commercial Insurance Producer at PIASC Insurance Services which is based in Commerce, CA.

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About Lisa Fortenbaugh, MS, SPHR:

Lisa Fortenbaugh is the Founder and CEO of Platinum HR Consulting Group. Lisa possesses over twenty-five years of comprehensive national and international Human Resource experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman University, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and maintains the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management. Lisa believes that the most important resource in a company is its “Human Resource”. After over two decades managing Human Resources for organizations of different sizes, Lisa knew there was a need for small businesses to have access to the same HR expertise that large corporations have. Lisa founded Platinum HR Consulting Group with one main goal, to offer customized HR solutions for small businesses.

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Email: lisa@platinumhrcg.com

About Platinum HR:

Platinum HR is a strategic partner providing custom Human Resource business solutions to help clients attract, support, develop, and retain a competitive workforce and achieve their business objectives. They develop client-focused partnerships and innovative solutions. Each solution is different and may include items such as: an HR Assessment, Employee Handbook, monthly HR support, customized onsite training, review of the hiring process, performance management, compensation, etc. While each roadmap created is different, the end result is the same; a customized solution that increases productivity, profitability, employee engagement and legal compliance. These results create the competitive advantage that a company needs to compete in their respective market.

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Disclaimer: This podcast discussion is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical,  legal, or financial advice. You should contact your doctor, attorney, or financial advisor to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Visit: www.edgysolutions.com

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