CARES Act Helps Coronavirus-affected Employers, Employees Alike

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 06, 2020

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus law to help American workers and businesses weather the outbreak has a number of provisi...

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Why You Need ‘Key Man’ Insurance

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 01, 2020

If you are operating a small business, you are likely relying on a small crew to get the job done. Many employees in small firms have to wear several hats and, if one of...

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Dear David: If a non-exempt employee works remotely, can an employer limit the number of hours that the employee works?

Posted by: David Katz | Mar 30, 2020

Question: If a non-exempt employee works remotely, can an employer limit the number of hours that the employee works? Answer: Yes. Employers should consider establi...

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Tips for Successful Telecommuting During Outbreak

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 18, 2020

As the coronavirus spread ramps up and more people are being asked to self-isolate, many employers are scrambling to put systems in place to allow their employees to teleco...

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Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order Expands Dramatically

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 18, 2020

Yesterday, the counties of Sacramento, Monterey, and Santa Cruz adopted the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order that was passed on Monday by six Bay Area counties. These ...

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Train Your Workers in COVID-19 Prevention

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 03, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus spreads across the world and the number of cases growing in the U.S., there is a lot of hysteria and misinformation about how to protect yourself from...

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Dear David: Are employers required to grant employees time off from work for religious holidays?

Posted by: David Katz | Mar 03, 2020

Question: Are employers required to grant employees time off from work for religious holidays? Answer: According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, covered emplo...

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IRS Mileage Rates for 2020

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 03, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service just issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charit...

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Do you wonder if your company is required by law to have a handbook?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 03, 2020

While Employee handbooks are not required by law, they are a best practice for an organization. Handbooks clearly convey policies and help protect companies from litiga...

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The Four Flavors of Maternity Leave in California

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 03, 2020

In California, there are four different types of employment-protected leave that an employee may qualify for during and after their pregnancy, most of which can be take...

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