Saturday, June 22, 2024

Coronavirus

State Agencies Update COVID-19 Isolation Guidance

On January 9, 2024, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its COVID-19 isolation guidance, redefining “infectious period” to move away from a...

Quick COVID-19 Refresher for Employers

Nicknamed after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, Eris — the latest dominant coronavirus subvariant infecting people across the country — may cause...

End of Federal COVID-19 Emergency Spawns Guidance Updates

On May 15, 2023, following the end of the national COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its long-running...

Small Businesses May Apply Now to Recover Costs through COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program

Eligible California small businesses may apply now for a state program that awards funds for costs incurred from the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. Under...

COVID-19 Compliance Tax Credit Moves in Senate

Legislation to reimburse employers for the cost of complying with COVID-19 prevention regulations in 2023 and 2024 passed a Senate policy committee this week. The...

State Health Department, Cal/OSHA Update COVID-19 Order, Guidance

On March 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its COVID-19 public health order and guidance following the end of the...

Cal/OSHA COVID Rule Shifts to ‘Non-Emergency’

After years of rapid change, the potentially final form of California’s COVID-19 regulation has been filed with the Secretary of State and went into...

Budget: CalChamber Backs COVID Sick Leave Grants

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting the Governor’s budget proposal to allocate $250 million for relief grants to help small businesses and nonprofits...

Cal/OSHA Considers Removing Exclusion Pay Mandate from New COVID Rule

As the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) prepares to vote on the next iteration of California’s COVID-19 emergency regulation, one important...

COVID-19 Regulation: Cal/OSHA Makes Big Changes Ahead of December Vote

California employers may want to get out their measuring tape — because the size (in cubic feet) of a workspace just became an important...