Top 10 California Laws, Regs for 2024

Posted on: December 12th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As 2024 draws near, so does a slew of new laws and regulations that will affect California businesses. Every year, laws passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor take effect, and 2023 was a busy legislative session in Sacramento. The end result is another round of new legislation that employers […]

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New Joint-Employer Status Rule Increases Company Risks

Posted on: December 12th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a final rule that expands the definition of what’s considered a joint-employer relationship and increases employers’ potential liability. Under the rule, two or more entities may be considered joint employers if they share one or more employees and they both can determine the workers’ essential terms and conditions […]

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Don’t Get Sued Over Your Firm’s Holiday Party

Posted on: December 6th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Holiday parties have made a comeback despite, or maybe because of, more people working remotely. Many managers want to bring their teams together under one roof as it’s become apparent that connecting face-to-face is vital to a vibrant and cohesive work atmosphere. But if you are planning on throwing a company holiday party, there are […]

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New Ransomware Threat Delivered through Microsoft Teams

Posted on: November 28th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Microsoft Corp. has issued a warning that cyber criminals are exploiting its Teams video-conferencing platform to launch phishing attacks that can debilitate companies that are victims of these actions. Hackers often abuse the Microsoft Teams platform to launch cyber attacks and the latest threat the company is tracking is called Storm-0324, which it has deemed […]

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As Construction Rebounds, Double Down on Safety

Posted on: November 21st, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employment in the construction industry is surging as pent-up demand means that more homes are being built at a brisk pace. But this new growth in housing has come at a price for those working in the industry: a significant jump in construction workplace deaths and injuries. In 2022, 976 construction workers died on the […]

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Report: Most Small Businesses Are Underinsured

Posted on: November 14th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

It is good news that small businesses are thriving, with many of them enjoying growing sales over the last two years. The bad news is that their insurance protection has not kept pace, according to a recent report. That means an accidental loss could undo all the progress they’ve made, or even threaten their survival. […]

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Workplace Violence Prevention Bill Signed into Law

Posted on: November 7th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a measure that will require nearly every employer in California to have in place a workplace violence prevention plan. The expansive new law, which takes effect July 1, 2024, will require any company with at least one worker to “establish, implement and maintain” a workplace violence prevention plan, […]

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New Law Expands Paid Sick Leave for California Workers

Posted on: October 31st, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will increase the amount of paid sick leave days California workers are eligible for. The law, SB 616, will expand the minimum number of paid sick leave days that employers are required to provide to five days (40 hours) from the current three, or 24 hours. The new […]

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Stressed, Burned Out Workers May Compromise Safety

Posted on: October 24th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Americans are working longer hours and facing more demands for productivity, leading to stress and burnout, which in turn can affect workplace safety, according to risk management experts. Understaffing plays a part in this, they found. When workers are stressed or required to work quickly, they are more prone to making mistakes that can injure […]

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Workplace Violence Prevention Bill Signed into Law

Posted on: October 17th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a measure that will require nearly every employer in California to have in place a workplace violence prevention plan. The expansive new law, which takes effect July 1, 2024, will require any company with at least one worker to “establish, implement and maintain” a workplace violence prevention plan, […]

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