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What Companies are Doing for Holiday Parties During Pandemic

One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is the company Christmas party, but with the COVID-19 pandemic in hyperdrive, many companies are rethinking their...

Work Activities Ranked by COVID-19 Risk

With so much information — and misinformation — circulating about COVID-19 and what’s safe and not safe to do, businesses are treading carefully as they...

Daunting Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules on Tap

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has approved new emergency regulations that will impose strict rules on employers to implement safeguards in order to reduce the risk...

Pandemic Telecommuting and the Wage and Hour Dilemma

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing so many of our employees to work remotely, and with mobile technology allowing them to work from anywhere, your employees...

California’s COVID-19 Tracking Requirement Challenges Employers

SB 1159, signed into law in September, requires that when a California employer “knows or reasonably should know” that an employee has tested positive for...

Commercial Insurance Rates Continue Climbing

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, commercial insurance rates are continuing to move higher, pretty much across the board with the exception of workers’ compensation. A...

Don’t Get Caught without a Business Succession Plan

Many business owners may be good at running their companies, but the majority of them are failing to address essential long-term planning that is critical...

The Difficulty of Dealing with Workers with Substance Abuse Problems

With the opioid epidemic continuing to sweep the nation, more and more workers are battling addiction than ever before. But if you as an employer...

How to Reduce the Risk of Theft, Vandalism at Your Business

Burglary, robbery and vandalism can be particularly devastating to small businesses in terms of money, customers and employee safety. You can see thousands of dollars...

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Grow, While Overall Claims Plummet

While the number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation cases filed in California continues to grow, total workplace injury and illness claims in the state have fallen...