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Is Your Firm Protected against a SLAPP?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Dec 06, 2019

What would you do if your business got SLAPPed? SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” A business that gets SLAPPed has been sued for speaki...

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Beware of Parking Lot Hazards at the Holidays

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Dec 04, 2019

During the busy holiday season, there are many distractions that make parking lots a fairly dangerous place to be. The combination of early sunset, increased traffic and...

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Struggling for Survival: Businesses That Went Thin on Insurance

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 27, 2019

Imagine several small businesses located around the country. Each is well-established and profitable. Each of them bought business insurance - property, liability, automobi...

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Preventing Employee Theft, Fraud

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 21, 2019

Employee theft and fraud is a perennial problem for businesses and one rogue employee can do serious damage to the finances of a company ― and in many cases put them out ...

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The Holidays Have Their Own Workplace Perils

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 19, 2019

All year long you have been reminding your employees to “work safely … don’t take short cuts … prevent accidents.” To do this they have to keep their minds on ...

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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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