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New Printing Equipment May Result In Changing Workers’ Comp Classification

It’s always exciting to buy sexy new technology or expand your offerings. But did you know this can have implications for your insurance coverage? When printing, publishing and duplicating companies purchase equipment that allows for new products and services, it can change the applicable classifications of their employees on their workers’ comp policy. The California

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The Ransomware Double-Whammy

A new study has found that one-third of companies that are hit with ransomware and pay the hackers to unlock their systems, are often likely to be targeted a second time. And after they pay, they are often faced with significant fallout, including system rebuilding costs, their data still being leaked and financial implications, according

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The Ransomware Double-Whammy

A new study has found that one-third of companies that are hit with ransomware and pay the hackers to unlock their systems, are often likely to be targeted a second time. And after they pay, they are often faced with significant fallout, including system rebuilding costs, their data still being leaked and financial implications, according

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‘Exclusion Pay’ Provisions Dropped From New Covid Standard

As Cal/OSHA barrels towards creating a new non-emergency COVID-19 standard, the board that writes these regulations has decided to drop a highly contentious provision: exclusion pay. Under the current emergency standard, employers who exclude workers due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace are required to pay them exclusion pay for the time they are

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Ensuring Safety For Remote Workers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic spurred the exodus from offices to remote work, many employers have lost the ability to ensure their staff have proper workstations and that they are taking steps to reduce the physical stresses of sitting for prolonged periods of time. People are working from kitchen tables, sofas, sitting on the floor at

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Playing It Safe During The Holidays

As the holiday season nears, your business will have new safety considerations.   From holiday parties and risk of electrical shock to fires and trips and falls, companies have a set of safety and risk management challenges that may not be present during most of the year.   Decorations present their own set of safety challenges, and

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Eeoc Releases New Mandatory Workplace Poster

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released a new poster that certain employers need to display in their workplaces.   The poster, “Know Your Rights,” must be displayed by all employers who have 15 or more workers. It replaces the “EEO is the law” poster.   WHY THE UPDATE?  The EEOC said it had to update

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At What Point Do You Need Workers’ Comp?

The Division of Workers’ Compensation diligently polices compliance with California law that requires all employers, no matter how small, to cover their employees with a workers’ comp policy. Many small business owners make the mistake of not securing a policy after they hire their first employee. Some wrongly believe they need at least five employees

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