Catherine Tansey

Catherine Tansey

Catherine is a freelance writer based in Oaxaca. She writes about human capital trends, emerging tech, and the future of work. When she’s not writing, Catherine’s evangelizing remote work and improving her Spanish. Like many New Englanders, her first job was at a local Dunkin’ Donuts. You can read more about her at

25 articles

My Business Was Damaged by Vandalism. Will Insurance Cover it?

The vandalism and theft some small businesses experienced this past week have left business owners wondering if insurance will cover damage caused by civil unrest. We unpack it in this article.

What Should Small Businesses Know About Data Security?

What is data security, and why should small businesses have policies for it?

PPP Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Application FAQs

We take a closer look at the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, and answer some commonly asked questions

SBO Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Lease During COVID-19

Commercial tenants and landlords need to work together to balance losses caused by the coronavirus.

How to Talk to Employees Who Are Reluctant to Return to Work

As states begin to allow nonessential businesses to reopen, small businesses are faced with a new problem — employees who are reluctant to return to work.

The 3 Big Risks of Noncompliance: What Your Business Could Lose

If your business isn’t compliant with HR laws, it could be at risk for penalties, reputational damage, and legal action.

Reinstating Pay and Benefits for Laid Off and Furloughed Employees

If you cut an employees’ pay, or furloughed or laid off employees, keep these things in mind as you begin to re-hire

Return to Work: Can My Business Be Held Liable for COVID-19?

Navigating workers’ compensation, civil suits, and OSHA violations in the age of COVID-19.

Return to Work: Should Your Business Implement Travel Restrictions? [With Sample Memo]

As some states begin to ease shelter in place restrictions, and economies begin to re-open, what can you legally require from your employees when it comes to travel?

Your Guide to Creating Smart Data Privacy Policies for Your Small Business

Consumers and legislators are demanding more secure data practices from companies. Here’s how to create a smart data privacy policy for your business.