Monday, September 26, 2022

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left...

CalSavers Small Business Registration Deadline: June 30

Small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan have less than a week to register with CalSavers, a...
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California Minimum Wage Projected to Increase to $15.50

On May 12, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California’s minimum wage is projected to increase to $15.50 per hour for all employers, regardless of...

Cal/OSHA Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Standard

Last weekend, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) posted fact sheets and an update to its frequently asked questions about the...

Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for Third Time

On April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a third readoption of the California Division of Occupational Safety and...

State Lifts Universal Indoor Mask Requirement

California’s universal mask requirement for vaccinated individuals expired this week, but unvaccinated persons still are required to mask up in indoor public settings and...

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Workplace Posting Now Available

As previously reported, on February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 114, which has revived COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and will...

Required Privacy Training to Be Covered in CalChamber Virtual Seminar

Two state privacy laws — one in effect since 2018 and the other taking effect in 2023 — require companies to adequately train employees...

CalChamber Offers Virtual Seminar on Privacy Rights Act Training

The California Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a virtual seminar on February 24 titled “The California Privacy Rights Act: Implementing a Compliance Program...

Confused About COVID Workplace Standards? This Webinar Is for You

Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had the additional task of becoming experts on prevention and mitigation strategies for infectious...

Vaccine Mandates May Clash with Civil Rights Laws

This week, Los Angeles began enforcing its ordinance requiring certain businesses to request proof of vaccination from customers. San Francisco implemented a similar ordinance...

New 2022 California Employment Laws White Paper Available to Download

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a primary focus in 2021, the California Legislature crafted and sent several hundred bills to Governor Gavin...

Quick Preview of New and 2022 California Employment Laws

Following is a quick look at some of the new employment laws about which employers should be aware. Unless otherwise stated, the new laws...

Key Considerations for Employers Returning Their Employees to the Workplace

Many employers in California are in the process of returning their employees to the workplace on either a full-time or part-time basis. For some...

COVID-19 in the Workplace — Vaccination Mandate on Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation — and big changes for businesses are on the horizon...
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New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Explained

In Episode 122 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law experts Robert Moutrie and Matthew...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...