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Holiday parties and serving alcohol

Folks here in Louisiana know a thing or two about throwing a good party. This is of course a point of pride in the community, but businesses need to start thinking about legal issues. Providing alcohol at business events like a holiday office party can open up the owners to a range of liability issues.

Is your parking garage ready for holiday shoppers?

Even with the ability to shop online, many people still like to go to stores in order to find holiday gifts. Then there are people who take this time of year to go to doctors, dentists and other health care professionals in order to take advantage of certain aspects of their health plans. This could mean more traffic for your business through the end of the year.

Employers may be liable for employee auto accidents

The scope of employment-related activities on the job can be a real grey area for employers and employees. In the past, a worker injured while working at a company would generally fall under the heading of workplace injury. Now, however, employees can work just about anywhere.

SUVs leading cause of increase in pedestrian fatalities

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the respected organizations in motor vehicle safety. So people paid attention when a recent study announced that pedestrian deaths have jumped 46 percent since 2009 (a low point for pedestrian deaths) to a total of nearly 6,000 fatalities in 2016. This is the highest number of deaths since 1990.

Leading cause of death for the young is unintentional injury

People talk about a fear of flying, but statistics say a person is more likely to die from lightning strike than a plane crash. Other fears include accidentally choking on food or animal attacks. However, the Center for Disease Control lists the leading cause of death in individuals 1-44 years old is unintentional injury. For a complete list of the CDC’s top 10 click here.

Safety precautions for Thanksgiving and the holiday season

Almost everybody looks forward to the holiday season—and why wouldn’t they? Thanksgiving, Christmas and other special days are a time of celebration where friends and family gather and look a the positive in a world that’s often overshadowed by bad news.

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