Ready to Raise Your Rates? Here’s How

Posted by: VMA Staff | Aug 02, 2021

As our economy reopens, we are seeing many examples of price increases coming from supply not catching up with growing demand. While there does not seem to be a printin...

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Dear David: When you make a change to your employee handbook, do you know whether you’re required to notify your staff?

Posted by: David Katz | Aug 02, 2021

Question: We recently made some changes to our handbook policies regarding benefits offered to employees and have a disclaimer stating, "The Company reserves the exclu...

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Workers’ Compensation Benchmark Rate Reduction Ordered

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 27, 2021

California’s insurance commissioner has approved a 3.4% reduction in the average workers’ compensation benchmark rate as of Sept. 1, 2021. Ricardo Lara decided to or...

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High Heat Increases Risk of Injuries for Inside and Outdoor Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 21, 2021

As many parts of the country are wrestling with ever-increasing temperatures during the summer months, a new study has found that the hotter the weather gets, the higher th...

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Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Payroll Reporting Rules Sunsetting

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 13, 2021

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has announced that two temporary payroll reporting rules to reflect changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-...

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ThinkHR Renamed to Mineral

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 07, 2021

ThinkHR, VMA’s trusted partner for delivering HR and compliance solutions to our members has relaunched their brand under the name Mineral. Here are a few things y...

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Dear David: Can we still require that employees wear masks?

Posted by: David Katz | Jul 07, 2021

Question: Can we still require that employees wear masks? Answer: You can, yes. While the CDC has announced that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 may go w...

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New Directions: Best Time in Twenty Year to Sell Your Business

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 07, 2021

After a COVID-related slow down, the Merges & Acquisition (M&A) market is returning to record 2019 levels. The industry is recovering, buyers are flexible, and th...

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Disaster Recovery Checklist for Businesses

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jul 07, 2021

If a natural disaster were to strike, would your company be ready? Has your management team hardened the business to continue operating in case of a disaster?  With nat...

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Legislative Updates

Posted by: Ian Flynn | Jul 07, 2021

VMA has a long history advocating for its membership in the California legislature as well as Congress. Currently, we split the legislative job between two people, RJ C...

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