Prepare Your Business for Delays in Postal Service

Posted on: October 7th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

You may not think of postal delays as a cost of doing business or a risk to your operations, but slower mail can pose a number of issues for timely correspondence and package deliveries. The U.S. is facing the specter of longer delivery times for first class mail, and the longer the mail has to […]

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Proposed Rules Would Relax Many Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

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

California employers will recall that Cal/OSHA last November issued COVID-19 emergency temporary standards that were controversial. Now the agency is looking to implement revisions to the standards to make them less burdensome and more reflective of the current state of the pandemic in the U.S. as more and more people get vaccinated. The Cal/OSH Standards […]

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Recommendation: Workers’ Comp Rates Should Be Raised 2.7%

Posted on: April 29th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

In an unusual move, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has filed with the Department of Insurance a recommendation that benchmark workers’ comp rates in the state be increased by an average of 2.7%, effective Sept. 1 of this year. Typically, the Rating Bureau will only file for Jan. 1 or mid-year rate […]

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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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New Law Imposes New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

Posted on: December 19th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

California employers already have a lot to digest after Cal/OSHA issued sweeping new COVID-19 safety regulations in November. Now they face additional requirements starting Jan. 1, 2021, thanks to a new law that expands notification requirements and gives Cal/OSHA the authority to issue stop-work orders on workplaces that have COVID-19 outbreaks. Here’s what you need […]

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What Companies are Doing for Holiday Parties During Pandemic

Posted on: November 25th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is the company Christmas party, but with the COVID-19 pandemic in hyperdrive, many companies are rethinking their plans. A number of businesses have cancelled their parties altogether, but other managers feel that in light of this very difficult year for many people, a company Christmas party might […]

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California’s COVID-19 Tracking Requirement Challenges Employers

Posted on: November 12th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

SB 1159, signed into law in September, requires that when a California employer “knows or reasonably should know” that an employee has tested positive for coronavirus, it must report that positive case to its workers’ compensation carrier within three business days. There is a lot of ground to cover in these reports and the legislation […]

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Mandatory Employer Sign-ups for CalSavers Have Begun

Posted on: October 7th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

If your company does not offer its staff a 401(k) plan, you need to be aware of deadlines for registering your employees in the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. The program is designed to help California workers who do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan start socking away money for their retirement. Employers with […]

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Commercial Property Insurance Rates Rise as Risks Grow

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Commercial property insurance rates are on the rise across the country as insurers continue wrestling with the toll of increasing natural disasters, rising social unrest around the world (including the U.S.) and the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, insurance companies have become more stringent in their underwriting by restricting some coverages and excluding risks that may have […]

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Attacks on Cloud Services Grow Amid Telecommuting Boom

Posted on: June 25th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As more of America’s workers were asked to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals jumped at the opportunity to take advantage, it seems. Remote work means work being handled on the cloud as employees share files and need a convenient way to access them. But cyber criminals are banking on workers […]

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