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Cal/OSHA Conducts COVID-19 Sweeps, Proposes Huge Fines

Cal/OSHA has been conducting sweeps of employers in California to root out those who are not protecting their workers from COVID-19 exposure. The agency targeted...

Cal/OSHA Requires Employers to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

As wildfires continue raging throughout California, Cal/OSHA has issued a reminder to employers that they are required to protect their outdoor workers from smoke if...

New Law Adds Independent Contractor, Freelance Exemptions to AB 5

A new law has come to the rescue of a number of freelance professions by exempting them from the onerous requirements of AB 5, which...

Protect Your Firm from Hacking by Disgruntled Former Employees

While hacking by outsiders is posing a larger and more significant threat to companies of all sizes, the threat of insider jobs – particularly by...

COVID-19 Claims Growing Among California Workers

The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in California has seen a steady climb, reaching a total of 31,612 from when the pandemic started until...

Telecommuting Workers Have Poor Ergonomics: Study

Most companies are serious about workplace safety and that goes even for office workers, whom they provide with proper chairs and ergonomically appropriate workstations. But...

Dealing with Violent Customers Who Refuse to Wear Masks

As many states and municipalities have issued mandatory mask orders for businesses that are open to the public, operators like retailers and restaurants have been...

Future Work Trends Ushered in by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to permanent changes in the way business is conducted, how we manage our workflows and how we handle our personnel....

Courts Rule COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims Invalid

A second court has ruled that an insurer does not have to pay business interruption claims by businesses that saw their revenues run dry due...

COVID-19 Prompts Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase Recommendation

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have reversed years of falling workers’ compensation rates in California, as the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has recommended that...