NEW LAW BARS ‘DISCRIMINATION’ AGAINST CANNABIS-USING EMPLOYEES

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 27, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants who use cannabis on their...

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GETTING A HEAD START ON OPEN ENROLLMENT

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 22, 2022

As open enrollment is right around the corner, now is the time to gear up to maximize employee enrollment, help them make the best selections for their own personal circums...

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RULES FOR OWNERS WHO WANT TO BE EXEMPT FROM WORKERS’ COMP

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 21, 2022

If you own your business and have employees, you are likely exempt from having to cover yourself under your workers’ compensation policy in California. But what if you...

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Dear David: I recently learned that some of my coworkers have health insurance, but I don’t. Is that legal?

Posted by: David Katz | Sep 19, 2022

Question: I recently learned that some of my coworkers have health insurance, but I don't. Is that legal? Answer: In general, employers are free to offer health insu...

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LPP Acquires A&M Trade Printing!

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 05, 2022

In exciting news, LPP Volume Press of Pleasanton just purchased A&M Trade Printing. A&M has been servicing print professionals for 21+ years, and LPP is excited to welcom...

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How Being an Active Listener Makes for A Better Salesperson

Posted by: Shannon Wolford | Sep 05, 2022

Many salespeople are outgoing and like to talk, so it might be a surprise that the art of listening is one of the most essential skills of a good salesperson. Those ...

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The Inherent Advantages of Print

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 05, 2022

All of us have heard at least a few statistics about a reader’s preference for printed material versus electronic versions of the same material. Time and time again, re...

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Dear David: Reference Checks for Certain Roles

Posted by: David Katz | Sep 05, 2022

Question: Can we do reference checks for only certain roles? Answer: Yes, as long as you’re not discriminating based on protected classes or characteristics, you c...

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Risk. Successful leaders understand risk.

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 05, 2022

They understand that cybercrime poses a risk and they need to in order to remain in leadership in any sustainable way. Leaders today in business, education, non-profits, ...

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EEOC: Employee COVID Testing Must Be ‘Business Necessity’

Posted by: VMA Staff | Aug 29, 2022

With COVID-19 cases spreading fast throughout the country in what experts say is the biggest surge since the pandemic started, employers who regularly test their workers ma...

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