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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 To Mandate, Or Not to Mandate: An Employer's Guide to Vaccination The latest hot topic for California employers when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, is whether mandating employee vaccination is legal and/or prudent. While everyone has a personal opinion on vaccination, the legal standard on what is, and is not, acceptable for employers is becoming more clear every day. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, January 20, 2021If there's a COVID-19 outbreak in your workplace (3 or more cases within a 14-day period) you must report it to your local health department within 48 hours. Also, state law requires employers with 5 or more employees to report all cases to their workers’ comp claims administrator. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, January 20, 2021CAL/OSHA COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/ DLSE https://www.dir.ca.gov/covid/ CDC - Workplaces and Businesses https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html State Fund - Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulations - Wage READ MORE >>
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Several Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulations went into effect on November 30. One component requires employers to write a COVID-19 Prevention Plan (CPP) for their business operations. To help your clients comply with these new requirements, we would like to tell you about the State Fund CPP template. READ MORE >>
Monday, September 14, 2020Significant Changes to CA Workers’ Comp Law Recently, Senate Bill 1159 was passed by the California Legislature and awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature. The Governor has until September 30 to sign the bill or veto it. We expect that he will sign it. READ MORE >>
Monday, September 14, 2020Use Your Voice! Take Action!
Oppose Cumbersome Workers Compensation Liabilities for Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Santa Clarita Valley business community strongly opposes SB 1159, which would create cumbersome liabilities for employers by requiring that any employee te... READ MORE >>
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 State Fund’s IIPP Builder℠ will help you create a safety program for your business. It will guide you through the eight parts of an IIPP and ask questions about your current safety practices along the way. Your answers help build your program and tailor it to your business. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, June 23, 2020In reference to your concerns to currently opened or preparing to re-opening businesses, below are the links to assist you with your concerns. CDC-Frequently Ask Question https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/general-business-faq.html READ MORE >>
Tuesday, April 21, 2020Exclude COVID-19 Claims from Experience Rating Claims arising directly from a diagnosis of COVID-19 with an accident date on or after December 1, 2019, would be excluded from the experience rating calculations of individual employers. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, February 25, 2020California Assembly Bill 5 (also known as CA AB 5) was signed into law in September 2019, implementing a new test all employers must use to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the California Labor Code. The law may impact who must be covered under an employer’s workers’ compensation policy. READ MORE >>