California OKs Bill Protecting Workers Who Use Marijuana at Home

California could soon become the seventh state to make sure people won’t lose their jobs if they smoke marijuana when they’re off the clock. State lawmakers in late August passed a bill to stop companies from punishing workers who fail a certain type of drug test that detects not whether a person is high, but…

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Basketball Hall of Fame and Chubb Insurer Hit the Court Over D&O Coverage

The Basketball Hall of fame (BHoF) is suing Chubb Group subsidiary Federal Insurance Co. to have the insurer defend and indemnify it in a case accusing it of attempting to unlawfully secure funds for renovations to its facility. In 2019, the Springfield, Mass. nonprofit purchased a Federal directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policy with…

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3 Iranian Citizens Charged in Broad Hacking Campaign in US

The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The charges accuse the hacking suspects of targeting hundreds of entities in the U.S. and around the world, encrypting and…

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Lloyd’s Insurers Must Exclude State-Backed Cyber Attacks to Avoid Systemic Risks

  Lloyd’s insurers must exclude state-backed cyber attacks in standalone (or affirmative) cyber policies, according to a Lloyd’s market bulletin issued this week. The exclusion would include liability for losses arising from both war- and non-war-related state-backed cyber attacks. “Lloyd’s remains strongly supportive of the writing of cyber attack cover but recognizes also that cyber-related…

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Small Business Satisfaction With Commercial Insurers Resurges: J.D. Power

  A toxic combination of business disruption and economic uncertainty strained the relationship between small businesses and their commercial line insurers during the pandemic, causing customer satisfaction to decline beginning in 2020 for the first time in seven years. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Small Commercial Insurance Study, that trend has reversed, with overall…

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Cal/OSHA Issues Heat Warning to Protect Outdoor Workers

  Cal/OSHA sent out heat warning for employers this week reminding them they are required to protect outdoor workers from heat illness following excessive heat watches being issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 105 degrees in northern and inland parts of the state this week including areas around Sacramento, Fresno and the…

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California workers’ compensation insurance

    California workers’ compensation insurance Workers’ compensation insurance covers the cost of work-related injuries. It’s required for all California businesses that have employees. Who needs workers’ comp insurance in California? Every state has different requirements for workers’ compensation insurance. In California, workers’ compensation is mandatory for all employers, even if the company only has one employee.…

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