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Can You Legally Refuse to Hire Nicotine Users?

U-Haul International Inc. made a big splash recently when it announced that, starting Feb. 1, 2020, it would not hire nicotine users in the 21...

New Rules Require Employers to Provide IIPP upon Request

New Cal/OSHA regulations will require employers to provide access to their injury and illness prevention programs upon request. Under the new rule, which is expected...

Protecting Your Company Data During Layoffs

One of the most perilous times for a company in an employment relationship is when a worker is leaving. Departing employees have taken customer lists,...

It’s Time to Post Your Form 300A!

We are reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A from Feb. 1 to April 30, as required by law. Form 300A, which lists a summary of...

Coverage Gap Concerns as Cyber Threat Grows

Small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly bearing the burden of cyber threats, as criminals consider them low-hanging fruits that often do not have the resources...

Employer Guide for Dealing with the Coronavirus

As the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus gains momentum and potentially begins to spread in North America, employers will have to start considering what...

More Companies Bar Manager-Employee Relationships

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

More Employers Get Premium Bills for ‘Misclassified’ Workers

One outgrowth of a new California law that applies more stringent criteria for what constitutes an independent contractor is that many employers are likely to...

Commercial Crime Policies Cover Some Cyber Crimes

In some instances, a commercial crime insurance policy may offer coverage for money a company loses due to a cyber attack, a court has ruled....

Study Finds Physical Medicine Reduces Opioid Use Among Injured Workers

Physical medicine treatments like physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care correspond with reduced opioid prescription use among injured workers, a new study has found. Workers...