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Cal/OSHA Conducts COVID-19 Sweeps, Proposes Huge Fines

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 16, 2020

Cal/OSHA has been conducting sweeps of employers in California to root out those who are not protecting their workers from COVID-19 exposure. The agency targeted compani...

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Cal/OSHA Requires Employers to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 11, 2020

As wildfires continue raging throughout California, Cal/OSHA has issued a reminder to employers that they are required to protect their outdoor workers from smoke if the ai...

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New Law Adds Independent Contractor, Freelance Exemptions to AB 5

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 09, 2020

A new law has come to the rescue of a number of freelance professions by exempting them from the onerous requirements of AB 5, which required most independent contractors t...

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Protect Your Firm from Hacking by Disgruntled Former Employees

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 04, 2020

While hacking by outsiders is posing a larger and more significant threat to companies of all sizes, the threat of insider jobs – particularly by disgruntled former emplo...

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COVID-19 Claims Growing Among California Workers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 02, 2020

The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in California has seen a steady climb, reaching a total of 31,612 from when the pandemic started until the end of July...

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Telecommuting Workers Have Poor Ergonomics: Study

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 28, 2020

Most companies are serious about workplace safety and that goes even for office workers, whom they provide with proper chairs and ergonomically appropriate workstations. ...

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Dealing with Violent Customers Who Refuse to Wear Masks

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 26, 2020

As many states and municipalities have issued mandatory mask orders for businesses that are open to the public, operators like retailers and restaurants have been thrust in...

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Future Work Trends Ushered in by COVID-19

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to permanent changes in the way business is conducted, how we manage our workflows and how we handle our personnel. It has forced many co...

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Courts Rule COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims Invalid

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 19, 2020

As second court has ruled that an insurer does not have to pay business interruption claims by businesses that saw their revenues run dry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, whic...

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COVID-19 Prompts Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase Recommendation

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have reversed years of falling workers’ compensation rates in California, as the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has recomm...

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