Workers Compensation PEO Known as Barrett Business Services, Inc., (BBSI) Fined Millions for Fraudulent Work Comp Reports

Here’s a story I recently read concerning a PEO (Professional Employer Organization). The story does not have a happy ending for nearly everyone involved. A PEO known as Barrett Business Services, Inc., (BBSI) began ripping off the Work Comp system several years ago, using false financial filings to mislead the industry, regulators...

What is Senate Bill 189? How Does it Affect You?

If you’re an officer or Board member of a California corporation, you should be aware that the definition that determines who is eligible to waive Workers’ Compensation insurance has been changed. Originally, California Assembly Bill 2882 – which took effect June 2017 – applied to all Workers’ Compensation policies and narrowed...

California’s Ag and Other Specific Industries Receive OSHA Reporting Advisory

If you’re a California employer with 20+ employees in an affected industry like agriculture, you need to know this. There’s no state rule yet, nevertheless, Cal/OSHA has advised employers to comply with a Federal OSHA directive to provide only Form 300A data covering calendar year 2017. Federal OSHA requires affected employers...