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Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of locations across the state to educate business owners of their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety, labor […]

24 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Issues New Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Today, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The intent of the new rules is to provide guidance on how workplace wellness programs can […]

16 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Vaping in the workplace

Workplace Smoking Rules Will Soon Change

Legislation passed this week will change some of the rules relating to smoking in the workplace beginning June 9, 2016. On May 4, Governor Brown signed a package of bills relating to smoking. In part, the new legislation will: Treat the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices that contain nicotine as “smoking” – thus extending […]

6 May 16 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

More Proposed Regulations on Employer Wellness Programs

The EEOC recently issued proposed rules relating to how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. Some employers that provide health insurance also offer wellness programs that intend to encourage healthier lifestyles or prevent disease. In some cases, the programs offer financial incentives for […]

6 Nov 15 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency

A recent CareerBuilder survey looks at how safe workers feel in their workplaces and how well they feel their companies work to ensure their security. The survey found that: The vast majority of workers (94 percent) feel their office is a secure place to work; and Nearly a quarter of workers (23 percent) say they […]

28 Jul 15 - Health and Safety, Workplace Violence - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »