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COVID-19 Update: Dashboards Show Multitude of Data

As the Delta variant contributes to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, state and other dashboards for tracking the virus illustrate the ongoing volatility...

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant: New Funding Round to Open in September

New applicants for California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be able to apply in the funding round opening on September 9 and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Calls for Legislative Action

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators to...

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The Cal/OSHA advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) offer some hints as to the future of California’s ETS. Before the...

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,...

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely/Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...