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In this section you will find resources specific to policies and practices to assist you in reducing the extent and the severity of work-related injuries and illnesses including whether or not they are regulated by government standards.
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Flu Season: An Outbreak of Issues for Employers.

Flu season is upon us, and for many employers, that means more employees calling in sick. Healthcare settings often advise or mandate that employees receive a flu vaccination because of their contact with patients, but what about other workplace settings? Can employers require their workers to be vaccinated?

Read more: Flu Season: An Outbreak of Issues for Employers.

Employee Retention & Attrition in Mergers/Acquisitions: Minimizing Risks of Employee Defection

 by Christopher P. StiefA merger that looks good on paper can lose value when too many employees in the target company get nervous about what life will be like after the deal closes -- Will the culture be different? Is the acquiring firm too big? Too rigid? Will they understand how we do business? These risks have had enormously negative impacts on many mergers.

Read more: Employee Retention & Attrition in Mergers/Acquisitions: Minimizing Risks of Employee Defection

Benefits Alert: New disclosure requirements mandated by health care reform

Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (“PPACA”)One of the goals and mandates of the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (“PPACA”) is to make health care coverage more transparent and understandable. The premise is simple. If each health plan and health insurer provides consumers with easy-to-understand explanations of the benefits available under a particular coverage and the explanations are provided in a uniform format, consumers will be able to easily compare coverages and make intelligent choices on what coverage works best for them. 

Read more: Benefits Alert: New disclosure requirements mandated by health care reform

Businesses: Emergency Planning for Employees -Prepare, Plan Stay Informed

emergency preparendessWhat is the Cost

The following will give you an idea of what it may cost to develop a disaster protection and business continuity plan. Some of what is recommended can be done at little or no cost. Use this list to get started and then consider what else can be done to protect your people and prepare your business.

Read more: Businesses: Emergency Planning for Employees -Prepare, Plan Stay Informed

Duty To Provide Safe Place to Work is Delegable

Prudent to Delegate Duty to Independent Contractor

The California Supreme Court resolved disputes between different district courts of appeal with regard to the duty raised by the California Occupational and Safety and Heath Act (CalOSHA) and whether it is delegable to an independent contractor.

Read more: Duty To Provide Safe Place to Work is Delegable

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