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Don’t Forget State-Mandated Anti-Harassment Training for Your Employees

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 12, 2019

If you have not gotten started on your efforts to provide anti-harassment training to your California employees, you need to get working on it now. Law passed last year...

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Protecting Your Workers in the Rain

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 10, 2019

Employees working in the rain face specific hazards, such as poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces. When it’s wet and windy, potential hazards at a worksite can ...

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Commercial Property Flood Prevention Tips

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 05, 2019

As unpredictable weather that causes flooding becomes more commonplace, it’s not just homes that are at risk. Businesses stand to lose much more in a flood than any home...

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DOL Issues New Joint Employer Rules to Ease Burden on Businesses

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Apr 03, 2019

The Department of Labor has proposed a sweeping new rule that will make it much easier for employers to be compliant with laws governing the use of independent contractors...

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Protect Your Firm from Hacking by Disgruntled Former Employees

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 29, 2019

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 empl...

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Don’t Overlook Equipment Breakdown Insurance

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 27, 2019

Imagine it’s a typical July day. You own a 30,000-square-foot office building that is 85% occupied. And the air conditioning and ventilation systems stop working. The ou...

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Commercial Auto Rates Face New Headwinds

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 12, 2019

More accidents attributed to smartphone use while driving, coupled with much higher costs of repairs, have led to double-digit increases in commercial auto insurance rates...

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California Court Decision Yields New Pay Rules for On-Call Workers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 08, 2019

Employers with on-call workers who have to phone in to check on a scheduled shift are now required to pay them “reporting pay,” a California appellate court has ruled....

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As Cyber Attacks Rise, Is Your Business Protected?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 07, 2019

Cyber attacks on companies’ information systems and data have reached unprecedented proportions, and are growing with each passing year. The biggest threat to an orga...

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Warning: New California Privacy Law Has a Long Reach

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 01, 2019

California will be implementing the strongest electronic privacy law in the nation come Jan. 1, 2020, but provisions of the law mean that companies that collect and store ...

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