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Governor Rejects Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have allowed organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially...

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: 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...

Redo of Rules for Fire Fighter Protective Clothing Inching Ahead

What is the status of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board review and revision of the regulations for fire fighters’...

CalChamber Seeking Changes to Make Panic Button Legislation More Workable

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition continues to seek changes to make more workable a bill that, among other provisions, requires hotels to provide...

2020 Promises More Workplace Regulations for California Employers

Last year brought some big changes under the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), and 2020 is virtually certain to bring new...

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Workplaces

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing regulations to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. A California...

Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures reach triple...

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal...

New Safety Rule to Protect Hotel Housekeepers to Take Effect July 1

California has adopted a new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry....

CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Added Clarity in Indoor Heat Illness Rule

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat...

CalChamber Secures Amendments to Remove Job Killer Tag

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job killer tag. Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May...