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New Rules: All Employers Must Report Work-Related Incidents to OSHA, Many Required to Keep More Records

Outlined in this blog are new OSHA 300 reporting and recording requirements every employer needs to know. All employers have new requirements regarding keeping records and reporting work-related incidents. Employers with 11 or more employees have additional new responsibilities. Reporting Requirements All employers must report the following work-related incidents to the Occupational Safety and

What the Legislature and Jerry Brown Did While We Were Sleeping and How it Affects Nearly Every Employer in California!!

First off, this is not going to be good news to employers with 5 or more employees. Secondly please read this before continuing: . So basically, one offense and the claim becomes triable. In the past there had to be several reports in order for it to become triable and

Do You Know About These Sexual Harassment Training Modifications?

There’s new legislation that affects every business with five or more employees. On September 30, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1343, legislation that modifies the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) sexual harassment training requirements as follows: By January 1, 2020, California employers with five or more employees (it

OSHA Presents: The Top 10 Violations of 2018

OSHA revealed the agency’s Top 10 violations for 2018 at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s list. While the list is largely familiar, there are a few surprises. The data covers violations from October

Technology is Increasing Workplace Safety

“Technology” – from robots to artificial intelligence – is becoming an imperative for workplace safety. According to experts at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo (quoted in Business Insurance) automation that gives risky jobs to machines, artificial intelligence that can help manage safety concerns, sensors that can tell a worker

The Dynamex Decision and Workers’ Compensation

A recent California State Supreme Court Decision has sent a shockwave through many industries and may adversely affect the way a lot of companies formed themselves, and will affect their business model. It is important to note that the Dynamex v. Lee decision was brought to the court as a

Do You Know Enough About Work Comp Captives to Make a Decision?

Work Comp Group Captives are not new, but as an attractive cost-reducing option, their popularity is growing. With renewed interest in Group Captives, employers should be cautioned with an important question: do you know enough about Captives to make an informed decision? I am not “anti-Group Captive” but I agree with

Is This Goodbye to Independent Contractors?

A landmark new decision of the California Supreme Court gives a clear new definition for determining whether workers in California can be classified as employees or independent contractors. In a comprehensive decision reported in various legal updates, the Court held that there is a presumption that individuals are employees and that

3 Trends That Impact the Price of Your Work Comp Insurance

This will be an uncertain one for Workers’ Compensation rates as some programs will see some prices flat and others dropping, according to a market prediction from USI. Plus, medical cost inflation will continue; it’s expected to rise 6 percent year over year, according to Insurance Journal. What that means is