Fraud

Business Compromise Scams Continue Climbing

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

While companies scramble to protect themselves against cybercriminals and malicious attacks on their servers, there is a growing amount of business compromise crime that uses both technology and a human touch to extract funds from businesses. Businesses have lost millions of dollars to social engineering scams, where attackers impersonate a company president or executive who […]

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Supply Chain Disruption Lessons from Pandemic

Posted on: February 17th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Besides the health and economic devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic has left in its wake, it has also caused supply chain disruptions that have affected a number of industries. The fallout for companies of all types illustrates the fragility of most businesses’ supply chains. The pandemic has left retailers with half-empty shelf space because product […]

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Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Inspections Pick Up Steam

Posted on: February 10th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

After issuing emergency regulations in November, Cal/OSHA began to step up its enforcement of COVID-19 protections in California workplaces. The types of business being cited cut across many sectors. Although most are focused on health care settings, the inspections are also sweeping up retailers, restaurants, fitness centers, agricultural operations, food processing, and other manufacturing settings. […]

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OSHA, Workers’ Comp Implications for Telecommuting

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As more Americans work from home than ever before, many employers are wondering about their obligations under OSHA as well as how to reduce the chances that workers may be injured while telecommuting. Obviously, the chances of an injury when working from home are small. The most common issue that is likely to arise long-term […]

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Medicare

New Rules Clear Up Workers’ Comp, Medicare Conflicts

Posted on: January 26th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new law will make it easier for insurers to settle workers’ compensation claims with older workers who are enrolled in Medicare, in an attempt to resolve an issue that can sometimes drive up premiums for affected employers. The law adds transparency by letting workers’ comp insurers inquire about whether Medicare may have been used […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Posting Cal/OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed Cal/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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COVID-19 vaccine

EEOC Issues New COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines for Employers

Posted on: January 15th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed that employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, subject to some limitations. The EEOC’s updated guidance offers direction regarding employer-mandated vaccinations, accommodations for employees who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief, and certain implications of pre-vaccination medical screening questions under the Americans […]

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Extends Unemployment Benefits, PPP and More

Posted on: January 5th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, passed by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 27, includes a number of provisions that affect employers and their workers in terms of paid sick leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act provisions. The legislation also boosts unemployment benefits to out-of-work Americans, as well as reopening and […]

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Posted on: January 1st, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

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Why Every Business Needs Non-Owned Auto Coverage

Posted on: January 1st, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Even businesses that own fleets of autos sometimes use vehicles that do not belong to them. Often, a business asks an employee to run an errand or visit a customer or vendor using that employee’s car. The business may become legally liable for anything an employee acting on the business’s behalf does while behind the […]

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