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Injury and Illness Prevention Plans Save You Money, Period!

Employees are your most valuable asset, but many businesses overlook the importance of having a workplace safety program in place to protect them. Loss control...

More Firms Urge Workers to Get Seasonal Flu Shots

As the Centers for Disease Control and other health authorities have recommended that everyone get a flu shot this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

New Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing Expands COVID-19 Surcharge Tiers

The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has amended its 2021 rate filing to make its earlier recommended COVID-19 surcharge more equitable. The Rating Bureau...

Law Expands California Family Rights Act to Small Employers

A new law that takes effect in January 2021 will expand the California Family Rights Act to cover even small employers – those with five...

More Companies Bar Manager-Employee Relationships

News last year of McDonald’s Corp. dismissing its chief executive for having a consensual sexual relationship with an employee reflects the hardening stance in corporate...

Mandatory Employer Sign-ups for CalSavers Have Begun

If your company does not offer its staff a 401(k) plan, you need to be aware of deadlines for registering your employees in the CalSavers...

The Big Question: Can Employers Require Workers to Vaccinate?

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and more employers bring staff back to the workplace, many businesses are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies for seasonal...

Protecting Your Business During Wildfires

With more wildfires raging across the West, it’s not only homes that are being burned to the ground. Hundreds of business owners have seen their...

Alert: New Law Creates COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Framework

Governor Newsom has signed legislation that creates a new framework for COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims. SB 1159, which takes effect immediately, partly replaces an executive...

Study: New Tech Helps Stop Trucks from Rear-Ending Vehicles

A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that driver assistance technologies, such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning systems, have...