Posted by on 7/10/2015 8:47 AM

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has finally answered the call President Obama gave in March of 2013 to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemption rules. The DOL’s proposed new rule could affect over 11 million Americans and extend overtime protection to around 5 million. Here’s a quick review of the highlights.  Continue Reading
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Posted by on 6/14/2015 10:42 AM

Small business owners are the backbone of the American economy, but they are also more likely to be sued than the average citizen. Avoid a costly settlement by keeping your business up to code and purchasing the correct insurance policies. Here are five things many small business owners often don’t even realize they are liable for. Continue Reading
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Posted by on 6/1/2015 10:23 AM

It's always a good time to re-assess how you are working to reduce risks of injury at home, on the road, and at work.   Most people have a reactionary approach to safety preparation in their everyday lives. After all, who needs more items on their to-do list? The truth is that any homeowner who has experienced an unexpected flood or any driver who has found themselves with a dead battery will tell you that being proactive about safety is worth the time.   So we’ve put together a one-stop-shop for you — a 12-step Safety Checklist for every part of your life!   Home Safety Checklist   1) Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit A disaster supplies kit should be prepared well in advance of an emergency and should contain supplies you’d need to survive for 72 hours after you’ve grabbed it and fled your home. These include food, water, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. [More info via ready.gov]   2) Fall-Proof Your House Falls are one of the lea ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 4/28/2015 6:45 AM

  The preparedness landscape is changing as quickly as technology is evolving. Where we used to have to wait to hear about the aftermath of a storm on the TV news the next day, now @weatherchannel is reporting live on Twitter as the storm builds and progresses. With hashtags like #BOSnow, we can all prepare for a blizzard before it hits. With a hashtag like #DistractedDriving, we can keep abreast of real-time tips for Distracted Driving Awareness Month throughout April.   Here at Eastern Insurance, it’s important for us to be there for you 24/7. To alert you by retweeting this news so you can prepare yourself and your family for any type of storm. For tips that we will send out as the laws change, as news happens, and as new ways to protect your family and business are created.   For all of these reasons and more, we are excited to announce that you can now find Eastern Insurance Group on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Our Twitter handle is @EasternIns.   Our immediate goa ... Continue Reading
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Posted by on 5/27/2014 10:30 AM

NATICK, April 24, 2014 - Eastern Insurance Group, LLC has acquired Smith Buckley & Hunt, a highly respected insurance agency based in Brockton.

The deal, which combines two independent insurance agencies with an unwavering commitment to their customers, colleagues and communities, will provide new Eastern Insurance customers with access to a broader range of insurance products and services, said Hope A. Aldrich, President and CEO of Eastern Insurance...

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