Workers’ Compensation Benchmark Rate Reduction Ordered

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 27, 2021

California’s insurance commissioner has approved a 3.4% reduction in the average workers’ compensation benchmark rate as of Sept. 1, 2021. Ricardo Lara decided to or...

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High Heat Increases Risk of Injuries for Inside and Outdoor Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 21, 2021

As many parts of the country are wrestling with ever-increasing temperatures during the summer months, a new study has found that the hotter the weather gets, the higher th...

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Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Payroll Reporting Rules Sunsetting

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 13, 2021

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has announced that two temporary payroll reporting rules to reflect changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-...

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ThinkHR Renamed to Mineral

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 07, 2021

ThinkHR, VMA’s trusted partner for delivering HR and compliance solutions to our members has relaunched their brand under the name Mineral. Here are a few things y...

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Dear David: Can we still require that employees wear masks?

Posted by: David Katz | Jul 07, 2021

Question: Can we still require that employees wear masks? Answer: You can, yes. While the CDC has announced that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 may go w...

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New Directions: Best Time in Twenty Year to Sell Your Business

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 07, 2021

After a COVID-related slow down, the Merges & Acquisition (M&A) market is returning to record 2019 levels. The industry is recovering, buyers are flexible, and th...

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Disaster Recovery Checklist for Businesses

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 07, 2021

If a natural disaster were to strike, would your company be ready? Has your management team hardened the business to continue operating in case of a disaster?  With nat...

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Legislative Updates

Posted by: Ian Flynn | Jul 07, 2021

VMA has a long history advocating for its membership in the California legislature as well as Congress. Currently, we split the legislative job between two people, RJ C...

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As Risks Rise Business Continuity Plans Are Vital

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 29, 2021

The last five years have seen the rise of new and unforeseen risks, like the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid increase of natural catastrophes and supply chain upheavals of unp...

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Employer Vaccine Guideline

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 28, 2021

Without a decisive legal pronouncement by the federal government permitting employers to institute a vaccine mandate, employers should continue exercising caution to av...

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