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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You Can Be Sued if a Customer Harasses Your Staff

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 21, 2021

With confrontations between angry customers and employees just trying to do their jobs increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to make sure they have polici...

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OSHA to Issue Vaccine Mandate Rules for Larger Employers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 15, 2021

The Biden administration has announced plans to require businesses with 100 or more employees to require their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested for the co...

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Businesses and Insurers Are Fighting Over Coverage for COVID-Caused Shutdowns

Posted by: VMA Staff | Sep 07, 2021

In courtrooms all over the country, battles are occurring between businesses who endured COVID-19-related shutdowns and insurance companies who believe they are not obligat...

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