Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Inspections Pick Up Steam

Posted by: VMA Staff | Feb 09, 2021

After issuing emergency regulations in November, Cal/OSHA began to step up its enforcement of COVID-19 protections in California workplaces. The types of business being ...

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OSHA, Workers’ Comp Implications for Telecommuting

Posted by: VMA Staff | Feb 03, 2021

As more Americans work from home than ever before, many employers are wondering about their obligations under OSHA as well as how to reduce the chances that workers may be ...

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Just Got Easier

Posted by: VMA Staff | Feb 02, 2021

The new COVID relief package promised to make PPP loan forgiveness easier. The question is: Did it deliver? The answer seems to be yes. On January 19th, the SBA rele...

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SBA is Offering New Loans for COVID-19 Support

Posted by: VMA Staff | Feb 02, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Status: Open! All lenders are eligible to submit applications for a 1st or 2nd Draw PPP loan. Deadline: March 31, 2021, if funding is ...

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New Rules Clear Up Workers’ Comp, Medicare Conflicts

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 26, 2021

A new law will make it easier for insurers to settle workers’ compensation claims with older workers who are enrolled in Medicare, in an attempt to resolve an issue that ...

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Dear David: What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day?

Posted by: David Katz | Jan 22, 2021

Question: What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day? Answer: If an exempt employee does any work, t...

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Posting Cal/OSHA Form 300A

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 21, 2021

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed Cal/OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted ...

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EEOC Issues New COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines for Employers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 15, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed that employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, subject to some limitations. The EEOC's updated guid...

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Reselling Your Business in 2021

Posted by: Jim Hamilton | Jan 06, 2021

As we finally find 2020 receding in the rear-view mirror, a new question emerges—how do we pick up the pieces and move forward in 2021? Although this year has no doubt ...

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Dear David: I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean?

Posted by: David Katz | Jan 06, 2021

Question: I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean? Answer: It means there’s always a risk that a terminated employee cou...

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