Study Finds Physical Medicine Reduces Opioid Use Among Injured Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 24, 2020

Physical medicine treatments like physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care correspond with reduced opioid prescription use among injured workers, a new study has...

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Controversial Law Suffers Early Legal Setbacks

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 15, 2020

California’s controversial independent contractor law suffered its first two legal setbacks in January after trucking firms and independent truckers were able beat back a...

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2020 Hot Marketing Trends

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 14, 2020

Exciting advancements are affecting all aspects of our lives, including in marketing, design, and printing. Check out six hot trends that are coming in 2020. 1) Connec...

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How to Avoid Running Afoul of Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 08, 2020

With increases in litigation and federal and state enforcement of wage and hour laws, employers should make sure they comply with laws at both the federal and state levels....

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Dear David: Is having different parental leave programs for women and and other employees discriminatory?

Posted by: David Katz | Jan 08, 2020

Question: Is having different parental leave programs for women and other employees discriminatory? Answer: Yes. Parental leave must be provided to similarly situ...

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Where Have all the Skilled Workers Gone?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 08, 2020

Just as print is finally finding its niche in our digital world, the print and design industries are facing another crisis: a dwindling number of skilled craftspeople o...

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Car Crashes a Leading Cause of High-severity Claims

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 02, 2020

Traffic accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of high-severity workers’ comp claims, according to research. The National Council on Compensation Insurance...

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Top 10 Laws and Regulations Affecting Employers in 2020 (Part II)

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 23, 2019

6. Return of the individual mandate A new law brings back the individual mandate requiring Californians at least to secure health insurance coverage or face tax penalties....

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Top 10 Laws and Regulations for 2020

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 19, 2019

The new decade is starting off with a massive swell of important new laws and regulations that will affect California businesses. There are so many new laws and regulati...

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More Firms Being Sued for Discrimination over Medical Marijuana

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 11, 2019

More and more companies are being sued for discrimination by job applicants who have legally been prescribed medical marijuana, after they failed pre-employment drug screen...

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