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Employment-Related Urgency Bills Await Governor’s Signature

Employment-Related Urgency Bills Await Governor’s Signature

HRWatchdog Last Monday, the California legislature concluded its 2019-2020 legislative session. Several of the bills that were passed will go into effect immediately should the Governor sign them. Governor Newsom has indicated he plans to sign the following urgency...

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California Announces New COVID-19 Reopening Plan

California Announces New COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Sacramento, CA  Andrew Nixon /CapRadio Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a retooled process for loosening and tightening COVID-19 restrictions Friday. Labeled a “Blueprint for a Safer California,” the system puts California’s 58 counties into four tiers based on the number...

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WCIRB Submits 2021 Rate Recommendation

WCIRB Submits 2021 Rate Recommendation

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Wednesday formally recommended that the California Department of Insurance increase the advisory pure premium rate by an average of 2.6% for policies incepting on or after Jan. 1. If approved, it would be the first...

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COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims on the Rise in California

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims on the Rise in California

Oakland – The number of California workers’ compensation claims for COVID-19 continues to climb, as data from the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) show that as of August 10, there were 9,515 claims reported for the month of July, bringing the total for the year...

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Keep Employees Safe: 7 Ergonomic Tips for Home

Keep Employees Safe: 7 Ergonomic Tips for Home

by Michele McGovern It’s great to work from the couch … except maybe for the aching back, tired eyes and sore neck. They’re nasty results of ergonomic sins we need to avoid. And most brought home or picked up unsafe habits – ergonomically speaking – that have or will...

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High Heat Warnings: How to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe

High Heat Warnings: How to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe

By Katie Culliton, 33 Cal Chamber As California experiences record-breaking temperatures — excessive heat warnings and watches have been issued throughout California, including Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and more — the California Division of...

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