Vehicle Crashes On and Off the Job Cost Employers Dearly

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 13, 2021

The costs for businesses when their employees are involved in car accidents on and off the job are staggering, at $72.2 billion a year, according to a new study. The “...

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New Law Requires Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19-Related Issues

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 07, 2021

Governor Newsom signed legislation in March that requires California employers with more than 25 workers to provide them with up to 80 hours of COVID-19-related paid sick ...

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended to May 31

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 06, 2021

As President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law in February, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021, an...

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Help Your Employees Get the Facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 06, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is a vital tool to help end the pandemic. Because the vaccine was developed so quickly, your employees may have concerns about its safety and effec...

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Required Notice for California’s New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 06, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 95, which retroactively extends and expands COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (CSPSL) through September 30, ...

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All of the Goodies for Businesses in the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Act

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 24, 2021

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that President Biden signed into law on March 11 contains a number of provisions intended to help small businesses and oth...

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Simple Tools to Maintain Compliance

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 23, 2021

Free Sexual Harassment Prevention Training VMA Members get access to free Sexual Harassment Prevention Training through Think HR. If your account is already set up, l...

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Dear David: Are we required to have employees sign a new acknowledgement of the handbook because of changes?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 23, 2021

Question: We recently made some changes to our handbook policies regarding benefits offered to employees and have a disclaimer stating, "The Company reserves the exc...

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As Attacks and Costs Mount, Cyber Insurance Rates Climb Further

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 16, 2021

Cyber insurance rates are going to increase dramatically in 2021, driven by more frequent and more severe insured losses, according to a recent industry study. The repor...

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New ASTM Standard For Face Coverings

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 16, 2021

Face coverings are important tools used to battle the spread of infection. Until now, there have not been any standards for how they are to be constructed or their effi...

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