Dear David: Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day?

Posted by: David Katz | Nov 10, 2020

Question: Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day? Answer: No. ...

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Leading During a Pandemic

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 10, 2020

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further action ...

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How to Reduce the Risk of Theft, Vandalism at Your Business

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 09, 2020

Burglary, robbery and vandalism can be particularly devastating to small businesses in terms of money, customers and employee safety. You can see thousands of dollars of...

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2021 Open Enrollment Cost Strategies for Small Businesses

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 02, 2020

Health care has been an important issue, but in light of the pandemic, its significance is greater than ever. Here’s what you need to know this Open Enrollment season...

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COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Grow, While Overall Claims Plummet

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 27, 2020

While the number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation cases filed in California continues to grow, total workplace injury and illness claims in the state have fallen nearly ...

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Simplified For Loans Of $50K Or Less

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 21, 2020

The SBA began forgiving PPP loans on October 2. A few days later on Oct. 8, the Small Business Administration announced new, more lenient PPP Loan forgiveness. The anno...

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California Family Rights Act

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 21, 2020

Beginning next year, 2021, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) to include businesses with five or more employees. And, even for businesses that are already su...

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More Firms Urge Workers to Get Seasonal Flu Shots

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 21, 2020

As the Centers for Disease Control and other health authorities have recommended that everyone get a flu shot this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are...

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Checklist for Reopening

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 21, 2020

On August 28, 2020, California revised the criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities in each county to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Called “B...

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What’s New for 2021 Open Enrollment?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 20, 2020

We’ve had a hard 2020, there is no denying that. There have been both business concerns and health fears. This Open Enrollment season, being informed about health and hea...

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