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Carrier Specific Information on Benefits for Coronavirus Testing

DISCLAIMER: This information is updated as of 3/17/20. For most current information, visit your provider’s website directly.  SUMMARY: Stay home and call first! If you are being tested for the coronavirus, those…

COVID-19 Update from Bender Insurance Solutions

Updated: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 As insurance services fall under “Financial Institutions”, Bender Insurance Solutions is allowed to remain open under the Shelter-in-Place State Order that Governor Newsom instated on 3/19. With…

California Updates 4 HR Related Regulations

1. Board of Director’s Mandated Gender Diversity Law Challenged Who: Publicly-traded corporations When: Effective Immediately Former California Governor Brown signed legislation that by the end of December 2019, publicly held corporations must have…

Managing Coronavirus Business Interruptions

The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, now called COVID-19, has continued to spread through China and beyond, with more than 1,800 deaths reported as of this writing. The virus’s spread has also had major…

Facebook pays $550m settlement for breaking Illinois data protection law

Facebook has settled a lawsuit over facial recognition technology, agreeing to pay $550m (£419m) over accusations it had broken an Illinois state law regulating the use of biometric details. The settlement was…

Cyber events now top concern of businesses

By Erin Ayers, Advisen In an increasingly risky world, cyber incidents have risen to the top as the chief worry of businesses around the globe for the first time, edging out business…

Cannabis in the Workplace: 7 Facts Employers Should Know

It’s beloved and feared, ubiquitous and taboo, legal and illegal—all at the same time. I’m referring to the plant known as cannabis (AKA marijuana), the subject of significant controversy and uncertainty, especially…

Who’s Liable? The AV Or The Human Driver?

A recent decision by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the March 2018 Uber crash that killed a pedestrian in Arizona split the blame among Uber, the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV),…

ASK THE EXPERTS: MANDATORY FLU SHOTS

Answer: While there is no law that prohibits employers from mandating flu shots — and in some states, the law requires all healthcare workers to get flu shots — you should carefully determine if the…

PG&E settlement of $13.5 billion brings some relief, more uncertainty to California fire victims

Source: Los Angeles Times (CA) It’s been a long, painful road for the victims of some of California’s worst fires: the Camp fire of 2018, the Tubbs fire of 2017, the Butte…