vicarious liability: Put simply, liability for employee actions comes down on employers’ shoulders—and it can do some damage. From independent agents to partners, contractors and staff, negligence and/or prosecution can come back to haunt responsible parties. Rulings can inflict a hefty financial burden, even go so far as threatening your very livelihood. How best to protect? Whether it’s through your general liability, professional liability or worker’s compensation policy, you’ll keep exposed risk at bay with just a bit of forethought, and a healthy dash of attention to detail.
goldbricking: Just another cheap hat trick, goldbricking sure can sell the goods. A facade of the shiny stuff can fool a trusting audience and a distracted employer alike. Feigning productivity while auctioning items online, or catching up on the classics, employees maintain a semblance of quality and value, while stealing time. Too bad for the employer. Paying folks to enjoy personal time on company time? No amount of sugar-coating can change that bottom line. Paint it any way you like—when it comes to affecting your business, goldbricking is as subtle as a lead balloon.