April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Virginia. Brock-Norton Insurance Agency encourages its employees, and all other drivers, to put down the phone and buckle-up. Company officials say that Brock-Norton Insurance Agency will use Distracted Driving Awareness Month as an opportunity to remind motorists of the dangers of using a handheld phone while driving and other distracted driving behaviors. “It’s not just texting and making phone calls,” said Jimmy Norton, CPCU ,Vice President. “Drivers are using apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat behind the wheel.” Traffic safety researchers say using a smartphone while driving can be extremely dangerous because all three types of distraction – visual, manual, and cognitive – are involved. Throughout April Brock-Norton Insurance Agency will remind employees that anything they do that diverts attention from the task of driving is potentially dangerous. Company officials say that occasional emails will be sent to employees r
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Snowy morning. BMW 4 series ($45,000) and Tesla Model S ($77,000) up ahead. Do you have enough Liability coverage to protect you in case you hit one? or both? What if someone is injured? The state of Virginia requires all auto policies carry at least $25,000 for bodily injury and $20,000 for property damage. What's on your policy? Brock-Norton recommends limits of $100,000 / $300,000 / $100,000 or higher. Talk to us about how you can improve your protection.
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A male Salesperson filed a discrimination claim against his employer when he learned about the compensation of his female counterparts. His complaint? The female Sales staff were being paid the same amount that he was. He felt his salary should be higher because he was a male. This really happened. A plaintiff alleged his employer discriminated against him on the basis of his age and disability. He further alleged that he was terminated in retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim and for complaining about the discrimination. Travelers spent more than $175,000 defending the case and paid $142,000 in settlement costs. This really happened. Employee harassment and discrimination claims affect all types of companies. The EEOC has reported double digit increases in the number of cases received each year. Legal costs to combat these claims can run $250,000 or more. How is your company protected? Employment Practices Liability Insurance will help your company defend itse