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    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. It has forced many companies to furlough workers or keep operations going by having staff that, if they can do so, work from home ― and it’s clear the work […]

    October 19, 2020

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    Getting a Head Start on Open Enrollment

    With open enrollment right around the corner, it’s time to review the health plan options available to you for the next year and prepare your workplace for signing up for the 2021 policy year. The big decision for employers is finding a plan that fits not only their budget but also the budgets of their […]

    October 19, 2020

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    New Rules Require Employers to Provide IIPP upon Request

    New Cal/OSHA regulations require employers to provide access to their injury and illness prevention programs upon request. Under the new rule, effective July 1st, employers are required to provide a copy of their IIPP within five days upon an employee’s or an employee’s representative’s (a lawyer’s) request. The employer can provide it in electronic or […]

    October 19, 2020

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    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 order that Newsom made on March 18 and which expired July 5. That order required all employees working outside the home who contracted COVID-19 be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. […]

    October 19, 2020

  • Why You Need Personal Offense Coverage

    In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character, so it’s easier than ever to libel, slander, or invade a person’s privacy. Even if you apologize, you can […]

    October 8, 2020

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    10 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Fall

    Fall is a wonderful time — if your home is ready for it. So enjoy the last few weeks of warmer weather, but do a little preventative maintenance while you’re at it. You’ll fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophes. Here are 10 tips to help: Look up. […]

    September 22, 2020

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    Keep Cool — While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

    Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may include yours!) wouldn’t mind spending a little less to keep their homes cool. Because as great as it […]

    September 4, 2020

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    Swimming and Summer are a Perfect Combination — but Make Sure to Include Safety

    When the sun is out and the weather gets warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, lakes, rivers or a backyard pool. But wherever there’s water, there’s also danger lurking beneath the surface, even if you don’t live in an area with alligators or other threats. That danger? Drowning. According to […]

    August 8, 2020

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    New Agricultural Safety Rules for Night Work

    Cal/OSHA has implemented new lighting requirements for agricultural operations that are conducted after sunset. The Cal/OSH Standards Board adopted the regulation in February and after receiving clearance by the Office of Administrative Law, it took effect July 1. Night work is used to harvest crops when they are at their optimal quality and to prevent […]

    July 30, 2020

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    COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims May Not Be as High as Expected

    There is some good news coming out in terms of COVID-19 and workers’ compensation in California. Overall workers’ comp claims tied to the coronavirus may not be as numerous and as costly as originally thought. Gov. Gavin Newsom in early March announced that any worker who is reporting to a worksite in California and contracts […]

    July 30, 2020