Mindful Risk Report


Essential Workers’ List COVID 19 Workers’ Comp – New Executive Order by Governor Newsom

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being …

CARES ACT – New Law Helps Coronavirus-hit Employers, Workers – April 2020

THE $2 TRILLION Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus law has a number of provisions that employers and their workers need to know about and can take advantage of during this crisis. The CARES Act aims to help workers and employers weather the outbreak by: • Extending unemployment benefits. • Requiring health …

CYBER SECURITY – Malicious Coronavirus-related E-Mails Spread – April 2020

AS IF BUSINESSES didn’t have enough to worry about, online scammers have started sending out malicious e-mails to organizations about coronavirus that appear to be from business partners or public institutions. The criminals send these to rank and file employees in the hope that at least one of them will click on a link or …

KEEPING OPERATIONS GOING – Tips for Successful Telecommuting – April 2020

WITH THE current isolation orders for most workers in California, many companies have had to scramble to put systems in place to allow their employees to telecommute. Many businesses are not set up for having employees work from home, and they have legitimate concerns about productivity and communications. But there are steps you can take …

Law Requires Paid Sick Leave, FMLA Benefits – April 2020

LEGISLATION SIGNED into law by President Trump extends sick leave benefits for workers who are stricken by the coronavirus, as well as provide for additional weeks of time off under the Family Medical Leave Act so they can be guaranteed of being able to return to their jobs afterwards. Employers need to pay extra attention to the added paid sick leave and FMLA provisions …

Coverage Gap Concerns as Cyber Threat Grows – January 2020 RISK REPORT

Small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly bearing the burden of cyber threats, as criminals are betting they do not have the resources in place to mount a strong defense. A severe attack on a small company can incapacitate its ability to do business, and the expenses of getting operations back on track – coupled with …

Top New Laws and Regs Affecting Businesses – January 2020 RISK REPORT

The new decade is starting off with a tsunami of new laws and regulations that will affect California businesses. Companies operating in California will have to be prepared for significant changes or open themselves up to potential litigation, fines, and other risks. Here’s what you need to know coming into the new year: 1. AB 5 The controversial AB 5 creates a …

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