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More Companies Bar Manager-Employee Relationships

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 15, 2019

The recent news of McDonald’s Corp. dismissing its chief executive for having a consensual sexual relationship with an employee reflects the hardening stance in corporate...

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More Employers Get Premium Bills for ‘Misclassified’ Workers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 12, 2019

One outgrowth of a new California law that applies more stringent criteria for what constitutes an independent contractor is that many employers are likely to see more audi...

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Monitoring Employees without Getting Sued

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 07, 2019

As a business, you have to keep employees happy but still maintain workplace discipline. And it’s important that you protect your customers and your assets without making...

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New Booklet Helps Employers Set Up Safe Driving Programs

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 01, 2019

OSHA has published a set of guidelines to help employers reduce accidents among their driving employees. The document is not a set of new regulations or a new standard. ...

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One-third of Workers Are Sleepy, Leading to Safety Issues and More

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 30, 2019

More than 35% of workers in the U.S. are not getting enough sleep, a new study has found. That can lead to serious workplace safety issues, especially for occupations that ...

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Driving Risk: When Employees Run Business Errands

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 24, 2019

Have you ever sent an employee out to pick up needed supplies? Offered to buy lunch for the crew and asked an employee to pick it up? Unless you only send employees who ...

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New Overtime Exemption Regs Take Effect Jan. 1, 2020

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 22, 2019

New federal overtime regulations have finally been introduced for non-exempt workers after years of wrangling over the issue. Under the new rule, employers will be requi...

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New Law Prohibits Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 18, 2019

After years of trying and rejections by former governors, a bill banning mandatory employment arbitration agreements in California has become law. Gov. Gavin Newsom on O...

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As Cyber Threat Mounts, More Companies Take Measures

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 16, 2019

As attacks on businesses’ networks continue increasing at unprecedent levels, cyber risks have become the top concern among organizations of all sizes for the first time,...

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Why It Is Important to Review Your Business Insurance Annually

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 09, 2019

One of the keys to managing risks when you first start a business is getting the right insurance to cover your operations, property and potential liabilities. Unfortunat...

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