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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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Why Workers’ Comp Claims Spike in the Summer

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 17, 2019

Workplace injury rates rise during the summer months. When summer rolls around, companies in many sectors, including agriculture and construction, significantly increase p...

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Safeguarding Your Business from Earthquakes

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 12, 2019

After the series of earthquakes that rocked Southern California in early July, the largest in the region in 20 years, the temblors left some retail establishments and othe...

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Is Your Business Prepared for Recreational Marijuana Use?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 11, 2019

Companies in states that have legalized marijuana are wrestling with how to deal with employees that use, particularly if they did so the night before and are still feelin...

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Medicare Set-asides – the Next Major Workers’ Comp Cost Driver

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 05, 2019

As America’s workforce gets older, it will have a significant impact on the cost structure of the workers’ comp system due to requirements that insurers set aside larg...

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