Thursday, October 6, 2022

CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years — with some significant changes from the COVID-19...

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Bill Awaits Action

Legislation establishing the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) awaits action by the Governor. AB 152 (Committee...

Update on COVID Paid Sick Leave

AB 152 (Committee on Budget) COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave passed the Legislature on August 31 and awaits action by the Governor. The bill establishes...

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...

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...

California Relaxes Mask Rules Again, Updates Workplace Safety Rules

California took another step forward this week in its efforts to move past the pandemic by relaxing its face covering rules for unvaccinated individuals...

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...

CalChamber-Led Effort Results in Small Business COVID-19 Relief

An effort led by the California Chamber of Commerce with the support of a large coalition of allied groups has resulted in passage of...
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COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave: Old vs. New

In Episode 143 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad, and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss California’s...

COVID Paid Sick Leave, Tax Credit Package Moving

The Legislature will take its first actions on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022 budget and policy proposals this week and next, after negotiating a...

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...
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Update on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

In Episode 141 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...

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...

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...

State Opens Grant Program for Live Venues Hit by COVID-19

From October 29 through November 19, the state is accepting grant applications from independent live event venues that have been affected by the pandemic. The...