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  • In-House Inspections Crucial to a Safe Workplace

    When was the last time you or the person responsible for doing so walked around your facility, warehouse, office or other workplace and did a safety inspection? Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program should state that the owner, supervisor or person with authority and responsibility shall conduct monthly workplace safety inspections. To maintain a safe […]

    October 25, 2022

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    8 Tips to Shorten the Life of Workers’ Comp Claims

    One workers’ compensation claim can send your experience modifier spiraling out of control if the injured employee stays away from work for an extended period of time. The longer they are off work, the more costly the claim becomes since they will continue receiving temporary disability payments. That’s in addition to any medical expenses that […]

    April 29, 2022

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    Employers See Staff Drop Coverage, Sign Up on Exchanges

    A surge in federal government subsidies has led many people to drop their employer-sponsored health insurance and instead seek out coverage on government-run Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Subsidies, which were increased substantially by COVID-19 stimulus legislation, are so large for some who purchase coverage on exchanges […]

    April 29, 2022

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    Think Like a Risk Manager to Reduce Your Insurance Costs

    All large corporations and national businesses have someone in charge of risk management, if not a whole department. But hiring a risk specialist or dedicating a number of employees to that kind of work is typically too expensive for most small and mid-sized companies. So, this risk mitigation typically is left to the business owner […]

    April 29, 2022

  • Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Vaccinating Employees

    As more Americans get inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, employers are wondering where they stand legally on requiring workers to get vaccinated, asking them whether they have been vaccinated and providing incentives for employees to get inoculated. On May 28, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its COVID-19 vaccination guidance to help employers navigate this risk-fraught territory. […]

    July 14, 2021

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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

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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

  • Safeguarding Your Business from Earthquakes

    After the series of earthquakes that rocked Southern California in early July, the largest in the region in 20 years, the temblors left some retail establishments and other businesses with damaged structures and furnishings. While damage after quakes is often focused on homes, many businesses are also susceptible to damage. The wine industry suffered more […]

    July 19, 2019

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    Cal/OSHA Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

    Cal/OSHA has issued emergency regulations that require employers of outdoor workers to take protective measures, including providing respiratory equipment, when air quality is significantly affected by wildfires. Smoke from wildfires can travel hundreds of miles and while an area may not be in danger of the fire, the smoke can be thick and dangerous, reaching […]

    July 19, 2019