CALIFORNIA: Bureau Recommends Workers’ Comp Rates Drop 5.4%

Posted by: VMA Staff | Aug 22, 2019

Workers’ compensation insurance rates will likely continue sliding in 2020 after California’s rating agency submitted its recommendation that the state insurance commis...

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A Lesson in Timely Claims Reporting

Posted by: VMA Staff | Aug 14, 2019

A recent appeals decision denied coverage to a company on its directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policies for taking too long to file the claim. In thi...

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New Law Bars Hairstyle Discrimination

Posted by: VMA Staff | Aug 02, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and job applicants based on their hairstyle if...

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Cal/OSHA Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 23, 2019

Cal/OSHA has issued emergency regulations that require employers of outdoor workers to take protective measures, including providing respiratory equipment, when air quality...

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Why Workers’ Comp Claims Spike in the Summer

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 17, 2019

Workplace injury rates rise during the summer months. When summer rolls around, companies in many sectors, including agriculture and construction, significantly increase pr...

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Is Your Business Prepared for Recreational Marijuana Use?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 11, 2019

Companies in states that have legalized marijuana are wrestling with how to deal with employees that use, particularly if they did so the night before and are still feeling...

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Cal/OSHA Working on Rules to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 24, 2019

Cal/OSHA is developing regulations that would require employers of outdoor workers to provide respiratory equipment when air quality is significantly affected by wildfires....

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2019 Premier Print Award Winners

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 20, 2019

And the winners are... The 2,240 entries in this year's Premier Print Awards competition have kept many a confounded delivery driver busy in the past few months as they ...

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Conduct Diversity Training to Head Off Potential Lawsuits

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 19, 2019

After R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a Zefora store in California, the chain closed all of its U.S. stores for an hour to conduct ...

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If Your Firm Is Sued for Discrimination, Act Fast to Check EEOC Complaint

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 13, 2019

Employers that are hit with a discrimination complaint must act fast to compare the allegations in the lawsuit to the earlier complaint the worker filed to the Equal Employ...

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