Cal/OSHA to Vote on Relaxed COVID-19 Standards with No Masks for Vaccinated Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 17, 2021

After it canceled changes that were planned for its COVID-19 emergency standard last week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board has introduced new, more relaxed revisions that ...

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The Risks for Businesses As We Emerge from Pandemic

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 09, 2021

As the economy starts waking up from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and more companies rehire workers or bring them back to the workplace, printers and even creativ...

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Dear David: Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Posted by: David Katz | Jun 02, 2021

Question: Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination? Answer: You can ask employees for proof that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, but you...

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In-House Inspections Crucial to a Safe Workplace

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 02, 2021

When was the last time you or the person responsible for safety walked around your facility, warehouse, office or workplace and did an inspection? Your Injury and Illness P...

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Santa Clara County Health Order Mandating Employers Track Employee Vaccine Status

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 24, 2021

On May 18, 2021, Santa Clara County became among the first jurisdictions to issue an Order requiring employers to determine if employees are vaccinated. The Order requ...

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Fudging Workers’ Comp Payroll Records Can Cause Major Problems, Even Jail Time

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 24, 2021

The owners of a California flooring installation company allegedly underreported their payroll amounts to workers’ compensation insurers to the tune of $30 million, costi...

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Proposed Rules Would Relax Many Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 21, 2021

California employers will recall that Cal/OSHA last November issued COVID-19 emergency temporary standards that were controversial. Now the agency is looking to implement r...

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New Changes to X-Mods, Classification Rules for Multiple Location Employers

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 12, 2021

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has approved a regulatory filing that will change the premium threshold for employers to qualify for an experience modifier (...

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Five Tips for Employing Teen Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 05, 2021

As summer nears many companies are ramping up hiring of teen workers, and many companies are taking them on as they deal with the labor shortage as the country emerges from...

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Recommendation: Workers’ Comp Rates Should Be Raised 2.7%v

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 29, 2021

In an unusual move, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has filed with the Department of Insurance a recommendation that benchmark workers’ ...

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