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AB 1432 – Mandated Child Abuse Reporting

On September 29, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1432 - Mandated Child Abuse Reporting: School Employees Training. This law became effective January 1, 2015, and requires school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, state special schools and diagnostic centers operated by the Dept. of Education to: Annually provide [...]

By |March 24th, 2015|School Districts|

2014 Annual Conference Update: $1,000 WINNER!

In October 2014, Golden State Risk Management held our 10th Annual Conference. Due to popular demand we welcomed back speaker Fred Shafer. Fred’s enthusiasm and motivation encouraged many attendees to focus on a healthier version of who they are. During his presentation, Fred mentioned his newest program, Fit 50 that was [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Trending|

Property Insurance Value Trending

The property values utilized in GSRMA’s coverage program are automatically “trended” each year. Trending increases or decreases the property values to reflect inflation or deflation of construction, building materials and other costs associated with replacement or repair of damaged property. In most years, the result is a small percentage increase applied [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Risk Management|

Property Program

GSRMA is a member of the CSAC-EIA property program, one of the largest property insurance programs in the country. The program is not only one of the largest, but provides some of the most comprehensive coverage as well. The program consists of 82 member agencies and over $53 billion in total [...]

By |October 10th, 2014|Risk Management|

New Sick Leave Requirements

Gov. Brown signed AB 1522 enacting the “Health Workplaces, Healthy Families” law. This law makes paid sick leave mandatory for all public and private employers in California, regardless of the number of employees. All of your employees—full-time, part-time and temporary—will be eligible for paid sick leave under the new law. A [...]

By |September 19th, 2014|Legislation|

Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Volunteers

The California labor code defines who is considered an “employee”, and who must be covered by a Workers’ Compensation policy. Under most circumstances, volunteers to public agencies are not considered employees, and are therefore excluded from Workers’ Compensation coverage. An exception to this is volunteer fire fighters and police officers; they [...]

By |September 18th, 2014|Workers' Compensation|