EEOC: Employee COVID Testing Must Be ‘Business Necessity’

Posted on: August 18th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

With COVID-19 cases spreading fast throughout the country in what experts say is the biggest surge since the pandemic started, employers who regularly test their workers may have to change their policies. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 2022 issued new guidance for when employers can test their workers in order to comply with […]

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New Premium Threshold Set for X-Mod Qualification

Posted on: August 17th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers whose annual premiums exceed $9,200 in annual premiums need to start paying closer attention to their workers’ compensation policies and safety practices. Under California’s workers’ compensation system rules, starting Sept. 1, if your firm’s premiums exceed this new threshold, it will be issued what’s known as an “X-Mod,” a numerical of your claims history. […]

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Cal/OSHA Requires Employers to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted on: August 10th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Cal/OSHA has issued a reminder to employers that they are required to protect their outdoor workers from unhealthy air due to wildfire smoke. Cal/OSHA’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke emergency regulation put in place in August 2019 was made permanent in February 2021. For the safety of your workers and to comply with the regulation, it’s […]

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Commissioner Rejects Proposed Hike in Benchmark Rate

Posted on: August 5th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

For the third year in a row, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has rejected the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s proposal for a workers’ compensation rate increase, and has ordered instead that benchmark rates remain the same. Lara rejected the WCIRB’s proposal that benchmark rates increase 7.6% for policies incepting on or after Sept. 1, […]

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