Even Innovation needs Protection

Published in Orchard and Vine Magazine on: December 14, 2012

Brilliant. Visionary. Cutting edge. All of these can be used to describe the talented innovators at work in our agricultural industries. Thinking outside of the box, creating new projects and tackling challenges with fresh outlooks often result in increased sustainability and industry growth. Innovative solutions, researched and developed by a few, will be valuable for many.


Duty of Care

Published in Orchard and Vine Magazine on: December 11, 2012

The holiday season is here. It is the time to make merry and enjoy holiday celebrations. Many of you with employees may be planning a business Christmas party where alcohol is served. While you are deciding on the food to be served and gifts to give away, take a few moments to think about the “duty of care” you may owe to your employees at your party and steps you should take to minimize your risk of liability.