THE RANSOMWARE DOUBLE-WHAMMY

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 29, 2022

A new study has found that one-third of companies that are hit with ransomware and pay the hackers to unlock their systems, are often likely to be targeted a second time. ...

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Trends in the U.S. Printing Industry

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 22, 2022

The traditional printing industry is shrinking, which should come as no surprise. What is interesting to note, however, is what’s going on inside those numbers. Recen...

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2023 New Laws for Small Businesses in California

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 15, 2022

In 2022, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed many laws impacting California employers.   Some of the new laws became effective immediately and others, including some t...

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PLAYING IT SAFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 15, 2022

As the holiday season nears, your business will have new safety considerations.   From holiday parties and risk of electrical shock to fires and trips and falls, compa...

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INSURANCE INVESTIGATORS MINE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FERRET OUT FRAUD

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 11, 2022

Insurers are increasingly using social media to track down workers who are perpetrating workers’ compensation fraud by faking injuries or continuing to receive monies aft...

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HOW TO COAX DISENGAGED EMPLOYEES TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH COVERAGE

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 04, 2022

One of the most difficult aspects of annual open enrollment is reaching workers who are disengaged from the process and never bother signing up for your group health plan a...

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GROUP HEALTH PREMIUMS SET TO RISE 6.5%: POLL

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 27, 2022

U.S. employers can expect to see their group health insurance premiums climb an average of 6.5% in 2023 from this year, according to a new study. Economic inflationary p...

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WORKERS’ COMP INSURERS CONTINUE CUTTING THEIR RATES

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 20, 2022

Despite the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau recommending that benchmark rates in California be increased in the last two years, the rates that insurance com...

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Dear David: Asking References about Sick Time?

Posted by: David Katz | Oct 10, 2022

Question: Can we ask references about an applicant’s previous use of sick time? We’d like to get a sense of their reliability. Answer: Making any inquiries into ...

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MOST SMALL FIRMS UNDERESTIMATE CYBER ATTACK COSTS, RECOVERY TIME

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 06, 2022

A new survey has found that most small businesses greatly underestimate the recovery costs after a company is hit by a cyber attack, as well as the time it takes to recover...

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