Our Blog

  • Closed, Store, COVID-19

    COVID-19 Relief Bill Extends Unemployment Benefits, PPP and More

    The $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, passed by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 27, includes a number of provisions that affect employers and their workers in terms of paid sick leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act provisions. The legislation also boosts unemployment benefits to out-of-work Americans, as well as reopening and […]

    January 26, 2021

  • COVID-19 numbers

    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 coronavirus, it must report that positive case to its workers’ compensation carrier within three business days. There is a lot of ground to cover in these reports and the legislation […]

    January 26, 2021

  • Happy New Year

    Top 10 laws and regulations affecting employers in 2021

    Every year starts with a bevy of new laws and regulations affecting employers and businesses in California, and many of the new rules this time around are an outgrowth of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on workers. Employers in California in the year ahead have a number of changes they have to contend with, […]

    January 26, 2021

  • 10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

    Shopping online. Visiting the doctor. Buying gas. In nearly all of the things we do from day to day, there’s the risk of identity theft. You could unknowingly give your information to a fraudster thinking you’re shopping at a legitimate site. Your doctor’s office could experience a data breach. Or, you could come across a […]

    January 5, 2021

  • Porch Safety: Should You Leave the Lights On?

    It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But, does that really work? Or, is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this time of year, when the days are short? Those answers can differ depending on a […]

    December 18, 2020

  • How to avoid animal-vehicle collisions (and what to do if you can’t)

    About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage. And these collisions spike in the fall and winter, thanks to migration and mating patterns as well as reduced visibility caused by shorter […]

    November 15, 2020

  • RVs in a campground

    Don’t delay — start thinking about winterizing your RV today

    Unless you’re headed to a warmer climate for the winter — or you live in one already — fall is the time to start preparing your RV for winter (as long as you’re done using it for a while, that is). The elements can wreak havoc on your RV’s systems and exterior, but with these […]

    November 3, 2020

  • barhopper

    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

  • start

    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

  • safety meeting

    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