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Return-to-Work Programs, Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 18, 2022

More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America....

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Earthquake Risk: Is Your Business Covered with a ‘Differences in Conditions’ Policy?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 15, 2022

Many parts of the state are exposed to significant earthquake risk, and companies that don’t have proper coverage may not get the claims payments they expect if their bus...

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New Federal Law Bars Forced Arbitration for Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 15, 2022

President Biden has signed into law a measure that bars forced arbitration for workers who are victims of workplace sexual assault or harassment.  The Ending Forced Arb...

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Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 04, 2022

 These funds transfer fraud crimes involve hackers gaining access to a company’s mailbox and extracting payments that go into their accounts through a variety of techniq...

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Private Attorneys General Act Has Employers on the Defensive

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Mar 01, 2022

The way courts have interpreted a California law — the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which has been on the books for 18 years — has led to an explosion of lawsu...

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Don’t Forget Remote Workers in Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Feb 28, 2022

If you have staff working from home as a result of changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, you still need to stay on top of your obligations to protect your staff from se...

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Natural Catastrophe Insurance Checklist for Getting Claims Paid

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Feb 24, 2022

As natural disasters grow in number and intensity, businesses need to understand the scope of the insurance policies they have, identify any coverage deficiencies, and lear...

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How Tracking Near Misses, Employee Concerns Reduces Injuries

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Feb 14, 2022

The latest trend in workplace safety best practices is tracking “leading indicators” ― or measuring performance based on the lessons learned from past events ― to r...

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Workplace Class-Action Lawsuits Are Spiking

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Feb 14, 2022

Class-action lawsuits by workers against employers have risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and settlement amounts have hit record levels, a trend that is likel...

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COVID Paid Sick Leave May Be Coming Back

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Feb 08, 2022

Legislators in Sacramento have fast-tracked new legislation that will extend paid COVID-19 leave benefits for workers in California. AB 84, which Gov. Gavin Newsom has p...

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