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CALIFORNIA: Bureau Recommends Workers’ Comp Rates Drop 5.4%

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 22, 2019

Workers’ compensation insurance rates will likely continue sliding in 2020 after California’s rating agency submitted its recommendation that the state insurance commis...

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Are Your Employees Trained in Proper Computer Workstation Posture?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 16, 2019

Most companies have at least some staff in front of a computer all day, while some have legions of employees sitting at computer workstations. While the job is low-impac...

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A Lesson in Timely Claims Reporting

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 14, 2019

A recent appeals decision denied coverage to a company on its directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policies for taking too long to file the claim. In thi...

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Survey Reveals Most-prized Summer Perks

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 09, 2019

A recent study by a national staffing firm has found that the most coveted summer benefits for employees are flexible schedules and being able to leave work early on Friday...

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Discipline Should Be Part of Your Safety Program

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 07, 2019

Does your injury and illness prevention program spell out the disciplinary action your company will pursue if its safety rules are not adhered to? Addressing disciplina...

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Lockout/Tagout Training Essential in Any Shop with Equipment

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 02, 2019

A printing shop employee notices a piece of cardboard jammed inside a press. The first instinct is to remove it and continue the work, so he grabs the cardboard and tries ...

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New Law Bars Hairstyle Discrimination

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 02, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and job applicants based on their hairstyle i...

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Why a Corporate Liability Shield Is Not a Replacement for Liability Insurance

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 26, 2019

Business owners who form a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC) may question the need for the business to carry insurance. A major benefit of these forms of bu...

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Cal/OSHA Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 23, 2019

Cal/OSHA has issued emergency regulations that require employers of outdoor workers to take protective measures, including providing respiratory equipment, when air qualit...

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10 HR Mistakes that Can Cost Your Business Plenty

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 19, 2019

The most common lawsuits that businesses face are those filed by employees. Often it comes down to accusations of discrimination, wage and hour issues, or failure to accom...

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