Why Every Business Needs Non-Owned Auto Coverage

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 31, 2020

Even businesses that own fleets of autos sometimes use vehicles that do not belong to them. Often, a business asks an employee to run an errand or visit a customer or vendo...

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Top 10 Laws and Regulations Affecting Employers in 2021, Part II

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 22, 2020

Here is the second half of the top 10 laws and regulations affecting California employers in 2021, changes that organizations need to keep on their radar and prepare for. ...

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Top 10 Laws and Regulations Affecting Employers in 2021

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 22, 2020

Every year starts with a bevy of new laws and regulations affecting employers and businesses in California, and many of the new rules this time around are an outgrowth of t...

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New Law Imposes New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 18, 2020

California employers already have a lot to digest after Cal/OSHA issued sweeping new COVID-19 safety regulations in November. Now they face additional requirements start...

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Commissioner Rejects Coronavirus Workers’ Comp Surcharges

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 10, 2020

Despite the state’s rating agency asking for a 2.6% increase in workers’ compensation rates due to costs related to the coronavirus pandemic, California’s insurance c...

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Ask The HR Experts: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 09, 2020

Question: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party? Answer: We would certainly recommend not having an in-person event this year, which...

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4 Steps to Take When an Employee Is Diagnosed with COVID- 19

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 09, 2020

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, it’s imperative that organizations respond quickly when an employee is diagnosed. Here are the steps employers shou...

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Accuracy of COVID-19 testing Rapid vs. Regular

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 09, 2020

it is better to have employees get the regular, NOT the rapid test if at all possible, and here is why: There is a big difference in the accuracy of the rapid tests ...

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Clarification On Quarantine

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 09, 2020

Here are the official CDC definitions of isolation and quarantine: Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantin...

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What Companies are Doing for Holiday Parties During Pandemic

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 08, 2020

One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is the company Christmas party, but with the COVID-19 pandemic in hyperdrive, many companies are rethinking their plans. A num...

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