Law Barring Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Employees Shot Down

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

A U.S. court of appeals has struck down a landmark California law that prohibits employers from requiring their workers to sign agreements to arbitrate any disputes arising from their employment. The ruling clears the way for employers to continue using arbitration agreements without risking criminal liability that the law — AB 51 — calls for. […]

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Digital License Plates Create Privacy Headache for Employers

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

A new state law that allows for digital license plates to be installed on vehicles in California, may have created a privacy nightmare for employers. The Motor Vehicle Digital Number Plates Act, which took effect Jan. 1, enables fleet and commercial vehicle owners to purchase and install digital license plates and soon-to-be-approved alternative devices for […]

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Inventory of All Connected Assets Can Thwart Cyber Attacks

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

As businesses use more and more devices in their operations, their vulnerability to cyber attacks increases exponentially. Some employees may have a work smartphone, a laptop for the road and a desktop unit for when they work in the office. And there may be other systems and assets that are connected to the company network […]

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New Cal/OSHA First Aid Kit Standard Coming Soon

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

Cal/OSHA is in the process of updating its regulations on first aid kit requirements, an effort that’s stirred up controversy over some of the proposed elements of the standard. According to a report by the trade publication Cal-OSHA Reporter, one of the most controversial parts of the proposal is that a doctor or other licensed […]

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New Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Workers

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

In the waning days of 2022, Congress passed a bipartisan $1.7-trillion spending bill that includes legislation that expands rights for pregnant and nursing employees. The budget bill, which President Biden has signed into law, included the Pregnant Workers Fair Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act). Employers will […]

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It’s Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: February 1st, 2023 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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Don’t Forget Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

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

While overall sexual harassment complaints have ebbed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and have fallen below their post-#MeToo movement highs, jury awards continue rising. Employers who receive a complaint about workplace sexual harassment need to take immediate steps to investigate the matter and take remedial action when warranted. But the best way to […]

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Labor Crunch Increases Construction Risks, Liabilities

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

The ongoing labor shortage affecting the construction industry is leading to increasing exposure for contractors due to a number of risks. Working short-staffed or with employees new to construction can lead to increased workplace injuries, which in turn can result in higher workers’ compensation premiums. It can also result in shoddy work that needs to […]

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2022: The Wild Year of Natural Catastrophes

Posted on: January 5th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The year 2022 was one of the most tumultuous climate disaster years in history, a year when we saw the massively destructive Hurricane Ian, an unprecedent number of tornadoes, growing wildfires in the West and a “bomb cyclone” in late December. And the increasing number of natural disasters is not just a U.S. phenomenon. It’s […]

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Firms That Pay Ransom to Cyber Criminals Are Often Hit Again

Posted on: December 27th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new study has found that one-third of companies that are hit with ransomware and pay the hackers to unlock their systems, are often likely to be targeted a second time. And after they pay, they are often faced with significant fallout, including system rebuilding costs, their data still being leaked and financial implications, according […]

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