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New York AG Claims Domino’s Pizza Liable for Wage Theft by Franchisees

The New York attorney general’s office on Tuesday sued Domino’s Pizza Inc, claiming it is liable for wage theft by franchisees because the company used a computer system that it knew under-calculated workers’ pay. The lawsuit is the first by …

Vanbridge Holdings Appoints 4 New Board Members in New York

Vanbridge Holdings LLC, an insurance intermediary, capital advisory and insurance and reinsurance management firm based in New York City, has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Craig Farr, David P. Delaney, Jr., Jose …

IIABNY Lauds New York Senate Committee’s Approval of Workers’ Comp Bill

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) applauded a New York Senate committee’s action to protect employers from surprise insurance premium increases in their workers’ compensation policies. The Senate Labor Committee approved IIABNY’s bill during its meeting …

240K Marylanders Missing Out on Health Insurance Help

It’s an unusual problem: The more people in rural areas Mark Romaninsky and his team help sign up for health insurance, the more difficult it becomes to find people who still need to enroll. “It gets harder and harder every …

Risk Strategies Acquires John Buttine Inc. in New York City

Risk Strategies Company announced Tuesday that it has acquired John Buttine Inc., an insurance brokerage in New York City with a specialty focus on media-related businesses and services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 1946, John Buttine …

Vermont Firefighters to Receive New Solar Panel Training

At the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford, Vermont, fire safety instructors are getting some training to deal with a new challenge — battling blazes on rooftops adorned with solar panels. A workshop at the academy last week focused on the …

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds 2 Field Representatives in Northeast

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, has hired Sue Bonkowski and Mike Lawless as senior field representatives.

R-T Specialty Hires CRC Exec Sparling in New York

R-T Specialty LLC, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group LLC, has hired J.C. Sparling as executive vice president. He is based in New York City. Sparling is a seasoned property wholesale broker who has been in the business …

New York State Insurance Fund Expands Pay-As-You-Go Payment Service

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) announced that it is expanding its pay-as-you-go premium payment plan, NYSIF PAYGO, to include additional payroll service companies. NYSIF said PAYGO is a simple and convenient way for eligible policyholders to pay their …

New York Auditors Find $3.45M in Faulty Workers’ Comp Claims

New York auditors report preventing 206 incorrect claims for $1.85 million in workers’ compensation and medical benefits last year while identifying 417 duplicate claims for $1.6 million paid over the past two years. The Comptroller’s Office, which keeps three auditors …

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