One-third of Workers Are Sleepy, Leading to Safety Issues and More

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

More than 35% of workers in the U.S. are not getting enough sleep, a new study has found. That can lead to serious workplace safety issues, especially for occupations that use heavy machinery, people who work in factories or warehouses, construction or as drivers. Among workers in other occupations it can lead to costly mistakes, […]

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New Law Prohibits Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

Posted on: October 22nd, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

After years of trying and rejections by former governors, a bill banning mandatory employment arbitration agreements in California has become law. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 10 signed into law Assembly Bill 51, which prohibits almost all employment arbitration agreements, starting Jan. 1 next year. But because the new law conflicts with federal law, it […]

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As Cyber Threat Mounts, More Companies Take Measures

Posted on: October 16th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As attacks on businesses’ networks continue increasing at unprecedent levels, cyber risks have become the top concern among organizations of all sizes for the first time, according to a new survey. The “Travelers Risk Index” found that 55% of executives surveyed said they worry “some” or “a great deal” about cyber risks. That’s more than […]

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Harassment Training Deadline Pushed Back for Some Employers

Posted on: October 9th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As you should already be aware, any employer with five or more workers is required to conduct sexual harassment prevention training for their staff by the end of 2019 under a California law passed in 2018. Due to concerns that many employers in the state may not be ready to comply, Gov. Gavin Newsom has […]

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New Law Significantly Changes When Injuries Must Be Reported to Cal/OSHA

Posted on: October 1st, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure into law that will greatly expand when employers are required to report workplace injuries to Cal/OSHA. The new law, AB 1805, broadens the scope of what will be classified as a serious illness or injury which regulations require employers to report to Cal/OSHA “immediately. As of yet, there […]

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