More and more, clients, venues and catering houses are requiring bandleaders to have liability insurance. Why? Easy — they want to protect themselves from lawsuits arising from personal or property damage.
Local 802 can help! When you file your engagement through Legit 802, liability insurance is available at a very modest cost. Best of all, if your employer signs a single engagement contract or LS-1 form, you can also get pension and health contributions. For details, call Leo Ball, the administrator of Legit 802, at (212) 245-4802, ext. 175. You may also speak to Jim Hannen, the supervisor of contract administration, at ext. 141.