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

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 07, 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 paid sick ...

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Employee Drug Abuse Costs Employers Dearly

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 06, 2021

Drug abuse is costing U.S. employers some $81 billion annually due to employee illness, absences and lost productivity and the problem has only gotten worse during the pand...

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What Cyber Insurance Underwriters Look For

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 01, 2021

As the number of cyber attacks against businesses continues to grow, insurers that provide cyber liability and other cyber-related coverage have started intensifying their ...

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How to Keep Your Safety Meetings Engaging and Fun

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 31, 2021

Are your safety meetings a drag for your workers? Are they shifting in their seats as they sit through yet another presentation on slip and fall hazards? Safety meetings...

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All of the Goodies for Businesses in the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Act

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 24, 2021

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that President Biden signed into law on March 11 contains a number of provisions intended to help small businesses and oth...

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Addressing Pandemic Fatigue Among Your Staff

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 22, 2021

As the country and our businesses continue trudging along and hope that vaccines will pave the way out of the COVID-19 crisis, employers are increasingly seeing the effects...

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As Attacks and Costs Mount, Cyber Insurance Rates Climb Further

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 17, 2021

Cyber insurance rates are going to increase dramatically in 2021, driven by more frequent and more severe insured losses, according to a recent industry study. The repor...

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Changing Equipment May Result in Changing Your Print Shop’s Workers’ Comp Class Code

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 12, 2021

When printing companies purchase equipment that allows for new products and services, it can change the applicable classifications of their employees on their workers’ co...

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New Bill Would Bar Employers from ‘Discriminating’ Against Workers for Positive Marijuana Test

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 03, 2021

New legislation would, if passed, bar employers in California from testing for cannabis use to deny or terminate employment. The measure, AB 1256, would bar employers fr...

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Make Sure Your Workers Focus on Eye Safety

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Feb 25, 2021

Thousands of Americans are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. ...

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