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Changes Coming to Electronics, Dual-Wage Class Codes

Posted on: March 7th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will recommend changes to class codes for some electronics manufacturing sectors, as well as increases to the wage thresholds for construction industry dual classifications. The move comes after the Rating Bureau’s governing committee unanimously approved proposed changes, which will be sent in March to the state insurance […]

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Vacant Office Buildings May Have Insurance Problems

Posted on: February 27th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The trend toward employees working remotely that began during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven popular, and many employers have been able to shrink their office costs by leasing smaller spaces. However, these changes have resulted in increased commercial building vacancy rates, and that can leave their owners with insurance problems. The National Association of Realtors […]

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DOL Issues Final Independent Contractor Rule

Posted on: February 13th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor in January 2024 finalized a new federal rule that will make it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors. The final rule formally rescinds the independent contractor rule issued by the DOL a few years ago and provides a different interpretation of how the key test of […]

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New OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule Takes Effect

Posted on: February 6th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new rule by the Department of Labor requires firms with 100 or more employees in certain industries to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300 and 301 logs, starting in 2024. These are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The new rule applies to businesses in 104 high-hazard industries […]

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It’s Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: January 30th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted where the company usually posts other employee notices, like minimum wage and workplace safety notices. Form 300A summarizes the total number of fatalities, missed […]

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Take Advantage of Safer Construction Devices

Posted on: January 23rd, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Advancements are making construction workplaces safer thanks to innovative new designs that learn from the past and the weaknesses of equipment that has been used in construction for decades. Construction firms that don’t keep up with the latest in safety devices are missing an opportunity to save lives, reduce workplace injuries and avoid costly workers’ […]

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Manage the Risks of EV Charging Stations at Your Business

Posted on: January 16th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The growing popularity of electric vehicles is encouraging businesses to install charging stations in parking lots for their employees and visitors. Commercial real estate owners and investors are always looking for ways to increase the value of their properties. Adding EV charging infrastructure is an obvious way to increase property value while providing a much-needed […]

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Documenting Small Safety Incidents Key to Preventing Major Ones

Posted on: January 9th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Studies show that for every major workplace injury or fatality, there are nearly 10 minor injuries — and more than 30 accidents that lead to property damage. While minor injuries may not seem consequential, they can be indicators of structural problems in an employer’s safety standards. Capturing data even on minor incidents that may seem […]

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The 2024 Cyber-Security Threat Landscape

Posted on: January 5th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The cyber-security landscape changes constantly. This year, experts are predicting greater threats to business computer networks and individuals seeking to keep their information private. For employers, it’s important to stay on top of these threats so that they can ensure that their security protocols and internal procedures are up to the task of beating them […]

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