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70% of Employers Use Social Media to Vet Applicants

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Nov 02, 2018

If your company is hiring, do not overlook the importance of vetting prospective employees through social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. A recent survey...

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Reducing Workplace Stress Is Vital for Safety, Retention, Production

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 31, 2018

During our economic recovery one element that has been persistent is that employers are trying to get more out of their workers than ever before. And while most managers...

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D&O Coverage: Protection against Ransomware Attacks?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 24, 2018

It’s a nightmare scenario for business owners. Employees log in to their workstations and attempt to access the usual systems, expecting to find customer reports. Instead...

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Raft of Sexual Harassment Laws Puts Pressure on Employers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 23, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that will drastically change the landscape for employers trying to resolve sexual harassment and discrimin...

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The Risks of Not Keeping Up Your Commercial Property

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 18, 2018

If you own a commercial property or lease a building, you not only have to be concerned about risks that cause property damage, but also the risk of injury to visitors, cus...

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The New Landscape of Risk That Every Business Should Prepare For

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 16, 2018

Businesses are facing larger and larger liability claims throughout the country, driven by a number of legal trends that are resulting in bigger lawsuit awards and new risk...

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New OSHA Deadline for Fall Protection

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 10, 2018

Slips, trips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injuries. They account for 20% of all workplace fatalities, disabling injuries and days away from work in...

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EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Jump 50%

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 05, 2018

As predicted, the #MeToo movement has sparked a surge in sexual harassment complaints against employers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports a 50% i...

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Why Your Firm May Need Professional Liability Coverage

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 04, 2018

A majority of companies are leaving themselves exposed in one crucial area as they take on high-end professional services work. As more companies’ work is intangible, ...

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ICE on Course to Increase I-9 Audits by 400% This Year

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 28, 2018

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been stepping up its enforcement by more than doubling the amount of investigations it was doing in 2017. The drive is...

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