New Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing Expands COVID-19 Surcharge Tiers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 14, 2020

The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has amended its 2021 rate filing to make its earlier recommended COVID-19 surcharge more equitable. The Ratin...

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New OSHA Guidance On Cloth Face Masks

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 06, 2020

In its new guidance documents, OSHA recommends that employers follow the best practices to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and the risk of heat-related illness, in...

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OSHA Form 300A Data Now Publicly Available

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 06, 2020

The 2016 Revised Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rule commonly referred to as the Electronic Reporting Rule, included a provision that would make the infor...

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Preparing for Open Enrollment During the Pandemic

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 06, 2020

Health insurance has likely been top of mind for your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as open enrollment approaches, you can expect to find a workforce that wil...

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The Big Question: Can Employers Require Workers to Vaccinate?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and more employers bring staff back to the workplace, many businesses are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies for seas...

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Dear David: What do we do if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19?

Posted by: David Katz | Sep 24, 2020

Question: What do we do if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19? Answer: First, notify other employees of potential exposure, if any, in the workplace. You should...

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Lots More AB 5 Exceptions

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 24, 2020

The California Legislature is sending a major group of exemptions from the Dynamex ABC test for differentiating between independent contractors and employees to the Gov...

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Alert: New Law Creates COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Framework

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 23, 2020

Governor Newsom has signed legislation that creates a new framework for COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims. SB 1159, which takes effect immediately, partly ...

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Cal/OSHA Requires Employers to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 16, 2020

As wildfires continue raging throughout California, Cal/OSHA has issued a reminder to employers that they are required to protect their outdoor workers from smoke if the ai...

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Sales Advice During COVID-19: What to Change About Selling

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 15, 2020

1) Accept that this will be slow and hard. No matter what you do, everyone’s distracted. Now more than ever, your company’s marketing and sales messages are low in...

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