Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Against Heat Illness

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 12, 2022

As we get closer to another scorching California summer, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers to take precautions to protect them against the heat. Calif...

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Cal/OSHA’s New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Loosens Some Requirements

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 06, 2022

Cal/OSHA has issued new language that amends its current COVID-19 emergency temporary standard and pushes back the expiration date of the ETS until the end of the year. ...

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Half a Dozen Reasons Why Donuts and VMA Are Good for You

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 29, 2022

We all want a reason to think donuts are good for us. We found 6 ways donuts are beneficial! And just like donuts, VMA can be good for the health of your business. Here...

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Half a Dozen Reasons Why Donuts and VMA Are Good for You

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 28, 2022

We all want a reason to think donuts are good for us. We found 6 ways donuts are beneficial! And just like donuts, VMA can be good for the health of your business. ...

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Bureau Recommends 7.6% Workers’ Comp Rate Hike California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 26, 2022

California's Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is recommending that benchmark workers' compensation rates for all class codes in the state increase an average o...

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Dear David: Terminating Remote Employees

Posted by: David Katz | Apr 20, 2022

Question: Is there anything special we should know before terminating a remote employee? Answer: Terminations involving remote employees function much the same as...

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Return to Work Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 19, 2022

More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America. ...

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Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 12, 2022

While ransomware is making the headlines as the major cyber threat for businesses, small and mid-sized organizations are increasingly being targeted by lower fraud that dup...

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CalSavers Registration for Small Employers Deadline Nears

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 22, 2022

The deadline is fast approaching for employers with 5 or more workers in California, and who do not already offer their employees a retirement plan, to register their staff...

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Transitioned to Remote Work? Don’t Fall Afoul of Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 22, 2022

With many companies having decided to allow staff to work remotely permanently or split time between working at home and in the office, employers have to be especially care...

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