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Voters Serious about Addressing Pandemic Consequences

Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the same. The sixth annual California Chamber of Commerce poll, The...

COVID-19 Surge Prompts Return to Purple Restrictions to Slow Virus Transmission

In response to a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom this week announced he is “pulling an emergency brake”...

New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

In Episode 95 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...

COVID-19 Update: State Cuts Ribbon on New Test Lab

A new laboratory in Valencia is expected to give California the ability to process more COVID-19 tests each day with faster turn-around times. Governor Gavin...

COVID-19 Update: Personal Care Services, Theme Parks, Sporting Events

This week, state public health officials released new guidance for the operation of theme parks and outdoor stadiums, along with updates to the state’s...

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Requirements Coming

In Episode 92 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s...

Calculating Federal COVID-19 Paid Leave for Illness, Distance Learning

How much time is an employee entitled to use under federal COVID-19 law if he needs to stay home to supervise distance learning for...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not...

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

COVID-19 Update: State Eyes Antigen Tests

This week, the state moved more counties to a less restrictive COVID-19 category and Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Agency secretary,...

Remember Masks, Social Distance Over Holiday Weekend

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all California businesses to remind their employees of the importance of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing...

State Releases Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, color coded to help businesses and Californians see how the state...

When to Record, Report COVID-19 Occurrence in Workplace

What are the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requirements for reporting occurrences of COVID-19 in the workplace? Cal/OSHA has provided guidelines in...

Legislature Should Stick to COVID-19 Priorities

Despite their leaders’ vow to concentrate their attention on the pandemic and economic crises, it’s business as usual at the California Legislature. In early spring,...

Calculating Leave Eligibility When Company Closed Temporarily

Our company shut down in March due to the coronavirus, and then reopened the first of June. Now one of my employees is asking...

More Localities Adopting COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

What are the latest cities/counties that have enacted sick leave ordinances for COVID-19 purposes? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the federal Families...

Employer Playbook Includes What to Do If COVID-19 Outbreak in Workplace

Guidance on what to do if there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace and links to the many state resources for employers have been...