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    How to Protect Your Classic Car

    The collector car market evolves with each generation. While the Silent Generation started collecting cars, it was Baby Boomers who really got   it rolling. They fell in love with the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Ford Mustang, the Corvette Stingray, and other iconic vehicles. Along with restoring them,   they blended modern features with classic car bodies […]

    October 28, 2019

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    Employees Satisfied with Plans, but Health Plan Costs a Burden

    While health insurance premiums aren’t going up as much as they used to, both employers and their workers are still struggling with higher health care costs. According to the “2018 Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey,” published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute together with Greenwald & Associates, roughly half of all workers experienced an […]

    October 3, 2019

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    New Law Significantly Changes When Injuries Must Be Reported to Cal/OSHA

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure into law that has implications for when employers are required to report serious workplace injuries to Cal/OSHA. The new law, AB 1805, broadens the scope of what will be classified as a serious illness, injury or exposure and is expected to increase the number of workplace incidents that […]

    October 3, 2019

  • Newsom Signs Sweeping Independent Contractor Bill

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation into law that will codify a court ruling from last year that set new ground rules for what constitutes an independent contractor, and which expands on that ruling. There’s been a lot written in the media about the legislation, AB 5, and unfortunately, much of it misses the […]

    October 3, 2019

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    New Experience Rating and Physical Audit Levels Set

    Starting in 2020, the threshold for California employers to be eligible for experience rating (X-Mod) has been reduced by order of the state insurance commissioner. Commissioner Ricardo Lara in September approved the recommendations by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to lower thresholds for determining eligibility for experience rating and when a carrier needs to […]

    October 3, 2019

  • Why You Might Want to Live Like a Minimalist

    Decluttering is having a moment these days. Organizing guru Marie Kondo has her own show on Netflix, people everywhere are going through their things and asking, “Does this bring me joy?” and many are even exploring the minimalist lifestyle. Wondering what the all the fuss is about? Let’s talk about some of the benefits of […]

    September 24, 2019

  • How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in a Group

    Group riding is a favorite activity among many motorcycle riders. Whether you’re part of a riding club, a social event, a charity ride, or out for a leisurely cruise with friends, group riding can be a rewarding way to spend time doing what you love. However, group riding has its own risks. This is especially […]

    August 21, 2019

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    It’s Back-to-School Time — Is Your House Ready?

    We’re not quite sure where summer went, but if you haven’t noticed, it’s already time to think about the new school year. And as you think about how to get your kids organized and ready, consider doing the same thing for something else — your home. It won’t just be good for you; in many […]

    August 1, 2019

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    Helping Your Staff Pick the Right Health Plans

    Every year employees across the country choose the wrong group health plan from their employer because they don’t understand the coverage and what type of plan is best for their circumstances. This ends up costing them hundreds if not thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical and premium outlays each year. But you can help them […]

    July 19, 2019

  • Legal Traps to Avoid When Dealing with FMLA Requests

    If you are confused about navigating the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, here’s a handy list of mistakes to avoid. Firing – It would be a bad idea to fire an employee if they’re unable to return to work following the end of FMLA leave that is due to their serious health condition. Better […]

    July 19, 2019