Sunday, May 19, 2024

Regulations

Indoor Heat Rule Moves to Next Step After Unusual Cal/OSHA Board Vote

The proposed regulation to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces awaits an uncertain fate at the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) following a tempestuous...

Draft Privacy Rules Spark Concerns from CalChamber, Business Groups

Proposed privacy regulations being developed by the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) Board are overly burdensome, insufficiently risk-based, and out of sync with requirements...

US Agency Releases Final Rule on Reporting Climate Risk, Emissions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released its long-awaited final rule on reporting requirements for certain climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions...

Cal/OSHA Releases Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan

This week, Cal/OSHA finally released its much-anticipated model workplace violence prevention plan. Since the passage of last year’s landmark workplace violence prevention law — SB...

Cal/OSHA Passes Aggressive Update to Lead Regulation

On February 15, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board passed a sweeping update to California’s lead regulation despite heavy concerns of feasibility and inaccurate cost estimates...

Federal Framework, Not Patchwork of State Rules, Best Way to Foster AI Potential

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber and a large coalition of chambers of commerce across the country to promote a federal framework on artificial intelligence (AI) development and adoption.

New National Test Makes More Entities Joint Employers

Over the last decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a pattern of overruling itself in how it determines whether an entity can...

Revised California Criminal History Regulations Took Effect October 1

Revised regulations about the use of criminal history in employment decisions under California’s Fair Chance Act took effect on October 1. The revised regulations adopted...

Cal/OSHA Indoor Heat Regulations, Status of SB 553 Workplace Violence Rules

In Episode 178 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts sits down with CalChamber Policy Advocate Robert Moutrie to discuss the...

Formal Stage Begins to Prevent Heat Illness Indoors

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has started the formal rulemaking phase of its work on developing regulations to prevent heat...