New BOP Takes Root in Cali
THE APPROXIMATE number of deaths in
Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria
(even though the official count remains at
just 64), according to a study by Harvard
The Harvard survey, conducted among
3,299 households, suggests 4,645 more
deaths occurred between the storm’s Sept.
20 landfall and Dec. 31 than would have
been expected under normal conditions.
Contributing factors, the study said, included
health-care disruption for the elderly and
the loss of basic utility services for
the chronically ill in Maria’s aftermath.
The dollar amount in wages allegedly withheld from hundreds of low-wage
immigrant laborers by a Queens construction company, according
to a group investigation by the New York
State Department of
Labor, the Manhattan
and the Department of Investigation. Parkside
Resources allegedly committed
$7.8 million in
workers’ compensation insurance
2014 and 2017.
The two companies
have been charged
fraud, grand larceny
and scheming to
Mess up now and you can expect very little toler-
ance, warns Andrea Jelinek, the Austrian in charge
of policing the European Union’s General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on May 25. The pressure
has been increasing on firms using or processing EU personal
data in the run-up to the deadline, particularly after revelations emerged
about Facebook’s privacy and data collection practices. Privacy regulators
across Europe will for the first time get equal rights and responsibilities and the same power to
mete out fines of as much as 4% of worldwide annual sales for serious violations.
CALIFORNIA INSURANCE Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the first
Cannabis Business Owners Policy (CannaBOP) in the State of California. The
American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) designed the new CannaBOP
program for cannabis dispensaries, storage facilities, processors, manufacturers, distributors and other cannabis-related businesses
operating in the state.
Much like a standard AAIS BOP, it provides a package policy
with both property and liability coverage for qualifying
California cannabis dispensaries, storage facilities, distributors,
processors, manufacturers and other businesses participating
in or supporting the California cannabis industry.