workers' compensation

Return to Work Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

Posted on: April 19th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America. Many employers have a return-to-work program for their injured employees because it cuts down on workers’ comp claims costs and lets the worker get back to feeling […]

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Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

While ransomware is making the headlines as the major cyber threat for businesses, small and mid-sized organizations are increasingly being targeted by lower fraud that dupes them into wiring criminals funds, according to a new report. These funds transfer fraud crimes involve hackers gaining access to a company’s mailbox and extracting payments that go into […]

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CalSavers Registration for Small Employers Deadline Nears

Posted on: March 22nd, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The deadline is fast approaching for employers with 5 or more workers in California, and who do not already offer their employees a retirement plan, to register their staff for the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. Only California employers that do not offer retirement plans are required to register for CalSavers and there are different registration […]

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Transitioned to Remote Work? Don’t Fall Afoul of Wage and Hour Laws

Posted on: March 15th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

With many companies having decided to allow staff to work remotely permanently or split time between working at home and in the office, employers have to be especially careful about timekeeping and complying with wage and hour laws. That includes requiring staff to show they take meal and rest breaks and are compensated for overtime […]

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How Tracking Near Misses, Employee Concerns Reduces Injuries

Posted on: March 8th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The latest trend in workplace safety best practices is tracking “leading indicators” ― or measuring performance based on the lessons learned from past events ― to reduce the chances of future injuries. Safety professionals are increasingly keeping track of near misses, hours spent on training and facility housekeeping and measuring the impact on the organization’s […]

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Private Attorneys General Act Has Employers on the Defensive

Posted on: March 2nd, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The way courts have interpreted a California law — the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which has been on the books for 18 years — has led to an explosion of lawsuits against employers during the last few years. The law has generated more than 20,000 lawsuits against employers since 2017 at an average cost […]

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COVID Paid Sick Leave May Be Coming Back

Posted on: February 8th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Legislators in Sacramento have fast-tracked new legislation that will extend paid COVID-19 leave benefits for workers in California. AB 84, which Gov. Gavin Newsom has promised to sign, would require employers with 26 or more workers to provide up to 40 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for employees who are unable to work on […]

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Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: January 25th, 2022 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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Sexual Harassment Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Company

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

By now, employers should all realize and understand that sexual harassment is illegal. Employers are directly responsible for employee behavior, which gives harassed workers recourse in bringing legal actions against those that employ them. Work-related harassment and discrimination cases have been steadily climbing since the Civil Rights Act of 1991 allowed for trial by jury, […]

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Long-Haul COVID Can Be Covered under ADA

Posted on: January 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance stating that employees suffering from “long COVID-19” may be protected under workplace disability discrimination statutes. The guidance states that someone suffering from impairments resulting from long-haul COVID-19 symptoms can be considered “disabled” under the Americans with Disabilities Act and entitled to the same treatment as other disabled […]

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