Dear David: How to Make Sure Remote Employees Are Productive

Posted by: David Katz | Nov 29, 2021

In this edition of Dear David, learn the practices that give you peace of mind and give your remote employees autonomy. Question: What are effective ways to manage r...

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The Pandemic, Paper Shortages, and the Supply Chain

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 29, 2021

As if the sickness and death associated with the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, all industries including the printing industry is now experiencing a paper shortage....

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What’s New for Open Enrollment 2021-2022

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 16, 2021

What's New for Open Enrollment 2022 Despite the tumultuous health care environment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is some good news in health plan offerin...

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Paid Ransomware Demands Fall Sharply as Businesses Wise Up

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 12, 2021

Businesses are getting better at beating ransomware extortionists and more victims are refusing to pay to unlock their systems, according to a new report.   The ratio ...

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Dear David: When should we run background checks of applicants and current employees?

Posted by: David Katz | Nov 02, 2021

Question: When should we run background checks of applicants and current employees? Answer: Background Checks on Prospective Employee A best practice is to condu...

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Train Your Driving Staff for Rainy, Slippery Conditions

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 02, 2021

When it’s the rainy time of year, companies with staff that need to drive, delivery drivers or those making sales calls, and all in-beteen need to double down on road s...

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Rating Bureau Aims to Require COVID-19 Claims Count Against X-Mods

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 26, 2021

California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has proposed plans to start requiring COVID-19 claims to be included when calculating employer X-Mods, accord...

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Factors Pushing Commercial Property Rates Higher

Posted by: VMA Staff | Oct 11, 2021

Commercial property insurance rates are continuing to climb, as the segment faces a number of headwinds that have pushed claims costs to new heights. There are number of...

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Dear David: Can we ask an applicant why they are leaving their current job?

Posted by: David Katz | Oct 05, 2021

Question: Can we ask an applicant why they are leaving their current job? Answer: Yes, you can ask applicants why they are leaving their current job. The employment ...

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Is Your Data Secure Enough for Employee Phones?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 29, 2021

With about 75% of employees in the U.S. using their own devices for work communications and productivity, businesses must implement safeguards to avoid company data from be...

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