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  • New Law Reduces Ownership Requirement for Coverage Exemption

    A NEW STATE law (SB 189) introduces amendments to an existing law (AB 2883) that defines what constitutes an owner or officer who is exempt from having to carry workers’ comp coverage. The legislation amends the current law (AB 2883) that became effective on January 1, 2017, which limits the ownership percentage of individuals in […]

    July 20, 2018

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    6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

    Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of calories burned. Maybe you’re a bicycle commuter already — or maybe you want […]

    July 16, 2018

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    Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

    If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water — especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But, when you’re boating after dark, you need to think about staying safe, even as you […]

    June 28, 2018

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    Facts and History Behind Father’s Day

    It’s a bit of a tradition for many fathers to go on and on about the knowledge they’ve gained over the years, whether it’s about history, family stories, financial wisdom, or just plain random facts — like how that building over there used to be the old hardware store. This isn’t a bad thing, of […]

    June 7, 2018

  • Summer Driving Tips

    Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or skateboard, or by car, motorcycle, or RV, increasing the risk […]

    May 24, 2018

  • Tornados and Driving Safety

    What to Do If You’re Caught in Your Car During a Tornado Tornadoes are the most violent storms anywhere, and about 1,200 touch ground in the United States every year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). They’re as unpredictable as they are violent, most often occurring in the early spring on the Gulf Coast, […]

    May 11, 2018

  • OSHA Advisory: Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Records

    NEW! Selected CA Employers Advised by Cal/OSHA to Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Records to OSHA Effective January 1, 2017, employers in states regulated by federal OSHA were required to electronically submit Log 300 records of injuries and illnesses. The electronic reporting requirements, along with the incorporation of an existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against […]

    May 8, 2018

  • Flood Prevention and Safety

    Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or react to flooding, it’s important to note that flood damage is typically not […]

    April 25, 2018

  • Ruling May Open Firms up to Employee Suits in Safety Cases

    The California State Supreme Court has issued a landmark opinion that paves the way for employees who have been injured at work due to their employer’s violations of Cal/OSHA regulations to sue for unfair business practices and other violations of the state’s Business and Professions Code. This broadens the scope of employer liability in workplace […]

    April 20, 2018

  • When the Customer Is Sexually Harassing One of Your Employees

    Society has become increasingly aware of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. Several high-profile offenders have seen their careers harmed or ended. Employers are beginning to realize the harm this behavior among employees can cause. However, the problem might not be the business’s workers; in many cases, it is the customers. Harassment by […]

    April 20, 2018