Fudging Workers’ Comp Payroll Records Can Cause Major Problems, Even Jail Time

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 24, 2021

The owners of a California flooring installation company allegedly underreported their payroll amounts to workers’ compensation insurers to the tune of $30 million, costi...

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Proposed Rules Would Relax Many Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 21, 2021

California employers will recall that Cal/OSHA last November issued COVID-19 emergency temporary standards that were controversial. Now the agency is looking to implement r...

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New Changes to X-Mods, Classification Rules for Multiple Location Employers

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 12, 2021

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has approved a regulatory filing that will change the premium threshold for employers to qualify for an experience modifier (...

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Five Tips for Employing Teen Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 05, 2021

As summer nears many companies are ramping up hiring of teen workers, and many companies are taking them on as they deal with the labor shortage as the country emerges from...

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Recommendation: Workers’ Comp Rates Should Be Raised 2.7%v

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 29, 2021

In an unusual move, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has filed with the Department of Insurance a recommendation that benchmark workers’ ...

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Dear David: Some of our employees have said they don’t feel safe returning to work. Can we just permanently replace them?

Posted by: David Katz | Apr 28, 2021

Question: Some of our employees have said they don't feel safe returning to work. Can we just permanently replace them? Answer: We recommend caution when decid...

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Printing in Popular Media

Posted by: Jim Hamilton, Consultant Emeritus at Keypoint Intelligence | Apr 28, 2021

Printing technology shows up rather frequently in movies, television shows, and books. Sometimes the printing press is central to the development of the character or the pl...

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Second CalSavers Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 21, 2021

The deadline is fast approaching for employers with 50 or more staff in California, and who do not already offer their employees a retirement plan, to register for the CalS...

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New Law Requires Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19-Related Issues

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 14, 2021

Governor Newsom signed legislation in March that requires California employers with more than 25 workers to provide them with up to 80 hours of COVID-19-related ...

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IRS Gives Guidance For Claiming Employee Retention Credit

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 14, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Friday that it has issued guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relie...

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