Five Tips for Employing Teen Workers

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

As summer nears many companies are ramping up hiring of teen workers, and many companies are taking them on as they deal with the labor shortage as the country emerges from the pandemic. Others employ them year round. Taking on a teen worker comes with added responsibility in terms of compliance with state and federal […]

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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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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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Daunting Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules on Tap

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

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is set to vote on new emergency regulations that will impose strict rules on employers to implement safeguards in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. The board on Nov. 19 will vote on the sweeping proposal that extends the reach of protections to employer-provided housing and […]

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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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Injury and Illness Prevention Plans Save You Money, Period!

Posted on: October 20th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employees are your most valuable asset, but many businesses overlook the importance of having a workplace safety program in place to protect them. Loss control is about employers caring for their workers’ safety. Successful loss control programs are means of reducing injuries and the severity of a potential accident. If you want to reduce the […]

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Dealing with Violent Customers Who Refuse to Wear Masks

Posted on: August 26th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As many states and municipalities have issued mandatory mask orders for businesses that are open to the public, operators like retailers and restaurants have been thrust into the front lines of reducing the spread of the virus by requiring customers to wear masks when on their premises. This has led to confrontations that sometimes result […]

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Raft of Bills Would Add New COVID-19 Rules for Employers

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The California Legislature is working on a number of new measures to protect workers in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures take aim at “holes” in the system that may leave employees who contract the coronavirus on the job without workers’ compensation benefits, footing higher utility bills because of working at home and […]

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Train Your Workers in COVID-19 Prevention

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As the COVID-19 virus spreads across the world and the number of cases growing in the U.S., there is a lot of hysteria and misinformation about how to protect yourself from this new virus strain. More and more people are wearing surgical masks when they go outside, thinking it will protect them, and some people […]

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New Rules Require Employers to Provide IIPP upon Request

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

New Cal/OSHA regulations will require employers to provide access to their injury and illness prevention programs upon request. Under the new rule, which is expected to take effect in April, employers will be required to provide a copy of their IIPP within five days upon an employee’s or an employee’s representative’s (a lawyer’s) request. The […]

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