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Protecting Your Firm from Employee Benefit Lawsuits

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 03, 2020

Employment practices and employee benefit-related lawsuits are on the rise — and employers have to be eternally vigilant when it comes to meeting their compliance obligat...

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New Telecommuter Class Code in the Works

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s workers’ compensation rating agency plans to implement a new class code for telecommuting employees on Jan. 1, 2021. The W...

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Nation’s First Workplace Safety Pandemic Standard Being Implemented

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 26, 2020

Virginia is on the cusp of creating the nation’s first pandemic workplace safety requirements for employers, a standard that many in the occupational safety and health co...

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Attacks on Cloud Services Grow Amid Telecommuting Boom

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 25, 2020

As more of America’s workers were asked to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals jumped at the opportunity to take advantage, it seems. Remote w...

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More Workers Filing COVID-19-related Lawsuits against Employers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on and more employees go back to work, the risk of catching the disease for workers has spawned a growing wave of employment litigation. L...

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Preventing Heat Illness as Summer Approaches

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 17, 2020

With temperatures rising, employers with outdoor workers need to take steps to protect them from heat illness. California employers need to be especially mindful as Cal/...

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Insurance Costs Related to COVID-19 Could Top $100 billion

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 10, 2020

COVID-19-related losses for property-casualty insurers are likely to top $100 billion, with workers’ compensation accounting for about a third of all payouts, according t...

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OSHA Asks Employers to Investigate Worker COVID-19 Claims

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 05, 2020

COVID-19 and workplace safety has been a moving target for OSHA and it has released a number of advisories, including one in March that said new cases were recordable event...

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What Business Insurance Policies Cover Rioting, Looting

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 03, 2020

As protests around the country descended into rioting and civil unrest, many businesses that have been looted, or seen their shops damaged or completely destroyed, will obv...

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Leasing a Car? Put It in Your Company Name

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | May 29, 2020

As a business owner or company director wanting to lease a car for yourself, you have the choice of either business contract or personal car leasing, and each option has it...

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