Dear David: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Posted by: David Katz | Mar 17, 2022

Question: What can employers do to encourage environmental sustainability and eco-friendly practices in the workplace? Answer: Increasingly, corporate sustainabili...

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Private Attorneys General Act Has Employers on the Defensive

Posted by: VMA Staff | Mar 02, 2022

The way courts have interpreted a California law — the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which has been on the books for 18 years — has led to an explosion of law...

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Dear David: How to Avoid Employee Burnout

Posted by: David Katz | Feb 25, 2022

Question: We’ve been both super busy and understaffed recently. Is there anything we can do during this time to help our employees avoid extra stress or burnout befo...

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The Pandemic, Paper Shortages, and the Supply Chain

Posted by: VMA Staff | Feb 16, 2022

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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COVID Paid Sick Leave May Be Coming Back

Posted by: VMA Staff | Feb 08, 2022

Legislators in Sacramento have fast-tracked new legislation that will extend paid COVID-19 leave benefits for workers in California. AB 84, which Gov. Gavin Newsom has p...

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RIP Gerry Bonetto

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 27, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Gerry Bonetto passed away early the morning of January 21, 2022. Gerry spent many years successfully helping our VMA members ...

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Dear David: When does the I-9 need to be completed?

Posted by: David Katz | Jan 27, 2022

Question: When does the I-9 need to be completed? Answer: All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on or before their first day of employment. Then, w...

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Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 25, 2022

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted wher...

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Sexual Harassment Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Company

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 18, 2022

By now, employers should all realize and understand that sexual harassment is illegal. Employers are directly responsible for employee behavior, which gives harassed wor...

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Long-Haul COVID Can Be Covered under ADA

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jan 12, 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance stating that employees suffering from "long COVID-19" may be protected under workplace disability discrimina...

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