HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUILDING FROM COPPER THEFT

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUILDING FROM COPPER THEFT

11March,2015
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By Terry M. Koplan, CIC Hoffman Brown CompanyTheft of copper is a major problem for building owners.  A thief may steal $5,000 worth of copper, but can easily cause over $100,000 worth of damage.  Once a thief has successfully stolen copper from a building, it is common for them to return for an encore performance. Owners of buildings need to be Read More

Nutrition Month

March Marks National Nutrition Month

A Few Tips To Help You Nourish Your Body This Month March does not just mark a fresh start for the seasons as we say goodbye to winter (or as close to winter as we see in Southern California). It can also signify a new chance for your body, as it is National Nutrition Month. Take this opportunity to turn your attention to the fuel you are Read More

Recall News: Rang Rover

Recall News: Land Rover

6March,2015
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Land Rover has just recalled another 60,000 vehicles in the U.S., which may impact a Range Rover you own and insure.  Because this recall is related to air bags, a critical component of safety, we wanted to be sure you were aware of it.  (Note, this recall is separate from the two recent Land Rover recalls regarding brakes.)  Here is a brief Read More

Recall News: Mercedes-Benz

Recall News: Mercedes-Benz

5March,2015
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Mercedes-Benz has just recalled 150,000 vehicles in the U.S., which may impact a Mercedes model you insure. Below is an overview of the recall. A rubber seal at the back of the engine bay may temporarily stick to the hood.  When the hood is opened and closed, the seal could drop into the exhaust system, causing an increased risk of a fire. Read More

Cyber Hack Insurance Sherman Oaks CA

What Sony’s Hack Can Teach Us

The Recent Attack Yields Valuable Lessons If we were not concerned about cyber liability a year ago, we certainly are today. With the recent massive-scale Sony breach following close on the heels of Target and Home Depot hacks, public attention has turned to the way businesses are protecting their private information. While the hack of a Read More

Hoffman Brown Company Honors March Anniversaries of Teammates!

Marcita Threash -  5 years (Personal Lines) Lisa Dahl -  31 years (Benefits) Rob Bumgarner -  1 year (Accounting) Jose Olivares -  3 years (Personal Lines) Olivia Cantero -  4 years (Accounting) Read More

Is Your Family Prepared For An Earthquake?

Is Your Family Prepared For An Earthquake?

How To Survive An Earthquake Considering California is a state that has a high exposure to seismic activity, it is shocking how few Californians have a plan in place should an earthquake hit. Studies show that people who have prepared an earthquake plan not only feel more secure during a quake, they are also less likely to have their home damaged Read More

The Importance Of Cybersecurity

The Importance Of Cybersecurity

Is Your Business Safe From Cyber Attacks? You have done all you can to physically and financially safeguard your business. You have installed security systems in your building, passwords on your networks, and set strict financial guidelines in place. Have you, however, prepared for the possibility of a cyber attack? If the recent hacks at Target Read More

Are You On The Hook For Wages If Weather Forces You To Shut Down? Although Southern California is not exposed to the snowstorms much of the United States faces, we still see our fair share of inclement weather. From extreme drought leading to fires to sudden downpours resulting in mudslides, there are a number of cases in which nature could make conducting business impossible on any given day. If that happens, are you still responsible for paying your employees on a day your business is closed? It depends on the type of employee. Hourly Employees You are not required to pay hourly employees for their day at home. They do, however, have the option to use vacation time to secure a paycheck for that day. Exempt Employees Unless you already have a policy in place requiring exempt employees to use paid time off or vacation days during a closure caused by weather, you are required to pay their wages for the day you are closed. If, however, you made coming in to work that day optional rather than shutting down entirely and the exempt employee decides to stay home, you are not required to pay him or her. In most cases, an employee is considered exempt if he or she is paid salary (rather than hourly), makes at least $23,600 a year, and performs exempt job duties. Those duties are broken into three categories: executive, professional, and administrative. If weather forces your business to shut down, do you have the insurance protection you need to cover the loss of income? What about to repair any damages the weather may cause? Contact Hoffman Brown Company in Sherman Oaks for all of your California commercial insurance needs. Our team of expert agents is dedicated to getting your company the comprehensive coverage it needs. Call us today!

To Pay Or Not To Pay During Weather Closures?

Are You On The Hook For Wages If Weather Forces You To Shut Down? Although Southern California is not exposed to the snowstorms much of the United States faces, we still see our fair share of inclement weather. From extreme drought leading to fires to sudden downpours resulting in mudslides, there are a number of cases in which nature could make Read More

Recall News: Rang Rover

Recall News: Range Rover

17February,2015
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Land Rover has just recalled 100,000 vehicles in the U.S.  Because this recall is related to brakes, a critical component of safety, we wanted to be sure you were aware of it.  Here is a brief overview of the recalls: 2013-2014 Range Rover and 2014 Range Rover Sport:  Brake vacuum hoses may have been routed incorrectly. The vacuum hose can rub Read More

COVID-19 Update:

The Coronavirus, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. One of the measures Hoffman Brown Company has taken to keep our CLIENTS and Teammates safe was to design a complete virtual work environment. For the foreseeable future, our colleagues will be conducting business virtually to avoid any disruption in our ability to serve you. These measures are based on the CDC’s guidance and will evolve with the situation. Please know that we are fully functional, available and look forward to being of service.