News & Current Events

Keep your business healthy and current with the latest insurance industry news, timely resources, and Metro announcements.

Get our Comprehensive Ransomware Response Guide

This guide covers various ransomware types, attack vectors, targeted industries, and comprehensive prevention and response strategies.

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New Year, New Deadlines: 2024 HR Event Calendar

Check out our 2024 HR Compliance Calendar, meticulously organized and simplified for easy navigation. Stay on track with all your HR tasks and deadlines with this user-friendly guide for Californian business owners.

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Liquor Liability Coverage: Essential for Your Next Hip Hop Special Event?

Liquor liability for hip hop events plays a pivotal role in the world of event planning, venue management, and businesses that serve or sell alcohol.

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Let's lock it down. October is Cybersecurity Month!

Here are 9 essential cybersecurity controls that organizations can implement to help manage their cyber exposures.

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Metro's California Summer Boost Camp 2023 is Coming!

Boost your business in just 5 weeks! These resources are the real deal, used by professional business consultants and Fortune 500 entrepreneurs, so don't miss out.

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5 Employment Policies to Review in 2023

Employee handbooks are essential tools for establishing employee expectations, addressing workplace issues, and defending against potential lawsuits. Failing to update your employee handbooks regularly can make you vulnerable to legal risks and liabilities, resulting in costly fines, penalties, and attorneys’ fees. Here are 5 hot-button issues your should review in 2023.

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2023 California Minimum Wage Laws

Effective this year are important laws regarding minimum wage, tipping, exceptions, penalties and more. This article will familiarize yourself with the basics of these changes.

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Protecting Vacant Real Estate Property

The insurance risks/liabilities associated with owning vacant property can be extensive, and to ensure you are adequately protected, it is important to know these risks.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

We found this simple, little list surprisingly helpful. Have you done something thoughtful for your employees recently? With the new "Quietly Quitting" trend on social media, now is the perfect time to show your workforce how much they are appreciated.

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A Business Owner's Guide to California

If you're a new business just getting started, a small business starting to grow fast, or even just a large business looking to find the gaps in your current knowledge and implementation of the law, then we urge you to take advantage of this FREE massive guide.

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A guide to which federal employment laws apply to your company.

There are a number of different federal employment laws that have their own rules for covered employers. Employers should be aware of the federal employment laws that may apply to their company.

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Employer Challenges of Paying for COVID-19 Testing

As businesses process the impact of the new OSHA mandates, we thought we'd take a moment to look at one question - how much is it going to cost to test my employees?

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OSHA Releases Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)

Businesses with 100 employees and more and subject to these important changes which will require major changes to how you run your business. That said, OSHA is actively working on guidelines that affect small businesses, so you should know the changes that are coming down the food chain!

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CalOSHA passes important changes in the new Senate Bill (SB 606)

Metro is always trying to keep our clients in the loop on the latest changes to their exposure and liabilities as a business owner. Please take a moment to review this important “footnotes” document that describes changes to CalOSHA that can open you up t

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Ransomware attacks reach an all-time high in Q4 2020.

The transition to remote work and the fear and chaos of COVID-19 gave rise to an abundance of opportunities for criminals. Anew study shows that in 2020 the number of attacks reached an all-time high.

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Here are the most frequently cited OSHA Violations

OSHA compliance can be a thorn in the side for any business, but knowing what standards the agency is focusing on can help you prepare for an inspection. Here are some helpful tips on what you can do to make sure your business avoids costly penalties.

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Employers' Guide to Returning to Work With the COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are here, and employers can finally start planning for their immediate futures. Our 52-page toolkit explores the vaccines, workplace safeguards, company policies and more so that you can get back to work.

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Loss Control Guide for Apartments and Condos

Apartments and condos face a wide range of risks—including everything from common pest infestations to extreme weather events. But our new Loss Control Guide can help safeguard their units and tenants.

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Using Technology to Boost Workplace Safety

Advanced technology like virtual reality headsets, smartwatches and drones are readily available, so why not use them to protect your workforce? Employers can use these devices to access real-time data on their workplaces and automatically monitor important safety issues. Get in touch with us today to read our How Technology Can Boost Workplace Safety article, which outlines how these modern advancements can help protect your business.

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Eliminating indoor air pollution

Not everyone keeps their windows open regularly, and since air circulation is often limited, it’s easy for pollutants to build up and adversely affect your health. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that indoor pollutant levels are 100 times higher than outdoor levels. Keep your office air clean by following these safety tips!

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