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Quick Overview of Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard

I read that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted a revised version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for employee safety regarding the...

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 Reopens

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom staged a series of events to highlight the end of the stay-at-home order he issued last March and the...

New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Align with CDC, State Health Dept. Guidelines

This week, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted revisions to the COVID-19 emergency workplace rules. The changes...

Cal/OSHA to Revise COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Again

Revisions to California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard (ETS) were delayed again this week at a special meeting of the Cal/OSHA Standards Board, but...

Statewide, Regional Organizations Urge Counties to Back Governor’s Reopening Plan

The California Chamber of Commerce joined other statewide, regional and local organizations this week in urging county public health directors/officers and county supervisors to...

Moving Toward Reopening: State Releases Guidance

Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance, including a questions-and-answers webpage, on how businesses may return to “usual operations” starting...

Cal/OSHA Delays Vote on COVID-19 Emergency Rule Amendments

Employers will have to wait a little longer to know what is coming for California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard (ETS). The California Division of...

State Sets Up Employer Vaccination Toolkit

California has created an Employer Vaccination Toolkit, a website designed to help employers make COVID-19 vaccinations more convenient for their employees. The website includes links...

COVID-19 Updates: California Continues Push to Boost Vaccinations; U.S. Small Business Agency Launches Restaurant...

This week, California continued the effort to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities against the coronavirus and the U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications for bars and...

Business Community PSA Encourages Vaccinations

California’s business community has released a new public service announcement (PSA), called “Do It For,” encouraging Californians to get vaccinated when it’s their turn. The...

Governor Sets Target Date for Reopening California

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom set a June 15 benchmark for fully reopening the state’s economy. He emphasized that moving on is contingent on...

Governor Signs New Paid Sick Leave Mandate into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation on March 19 that mandates the addition of up to 80 hours of employer-paid COVID-19 sick leave retroactive to...

Declining COVID Indicators Show Promise for Reopening of More Business Sectors

COVID-19 statistics continued to move in the right direction this week as the rate of new cases, deaths and positive tests declined and the...

COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace

In Episode 110 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what...

State Lags Behind New CDC Guidelines for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on social contact and when quarantining is required for vaccinated people. California...

California Fair Employment Department Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

On March 4, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated its COVID-19 guidance, addressing several vaccination-related questions. The updated guidance...