Don’t Get Caught without a Business Succession Plan

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 05, 2018

Many business owners may be good at running their companies, but the majority of them are failing to address essential long-term planning that is critical to sustaining the...

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Tips on Hiring Teens for Summer Employment

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 30, 2018

You may be considering taking on some extra workers for the summer months, and often many employers will gravitate towards hiring teenagers looking for temporary work. I...

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Rating Agency Calls for 7.2% Workers’ Comp Rate Cut

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 23, 2018

Thanks to reforms enacted in 2014, California’s workers’ comp rating agency is recommending that the average benchmark rate be cut by 7.2% for policies effective July 1...

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Protecting Your Important Data When Employees Leave

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 22, 2018

When is a business most susceptible to losing data, intellectual property and important records? No, not during a cyber attack or a break-in, but during lay-offs. With e...

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Top 10 Wage and Hour Law Mistakes by Employers

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 16, 2018

California’s wage and hour laws are not always easy to conform to and often employers are confused about how to comply with statutes. Employers have cause to worry: often...

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California High Court Upends Independent Contractor Test

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 09, 2018

The California Supreme Court has handed down a decision that rewrites the state’s independent contractor law by adopting a more stringent test for determining whether or ...

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Don’t Miss Our Design Conference in June!

Posted by: VMA | May 08, 2018

Design is more than just imagery; it’s storytelling. And to celebrate and be inspired by all the wonderful designers and storytellers across the map, we’ve put toge...

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Wide Format Printing is on the Rise

Posted by: VMA | May 08, 2018

If you’re not already offering wide format or printing in wide format, you should. The 2017 Printing Forecast, prepared by, reports that wide format...

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Compromized E-mails Grow as Hackers Double Down on Employees’ Bad Clicks

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 01, 2018

As the cyber threat spreads its tentacles, a new report sheds light on a rising risk, with the number of business e-mail compromises growing at an increasing rate. The r...

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Most Disaster-hit Firms Have Wrong Type of Insurance

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 25, 2018

A new report by four Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses affected by large disasters had failed to secure the right type of insurance, and that there was a mi...

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