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CalChamber, Allied Business Groups Help Stop 7 Oppose Bills, Amend 4

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping seven CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...

Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

Legislators Weighing Tough Bills in Closing Weeks of Session

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills harmful to the economic well-being of employers, employees and the state remain in play with three weeks to go...

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...

New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Explained

In Episode 122 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law experts Robert Moutrie and Matthew...

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...

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...

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

This week, the California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the...

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...

CalChamber Urges Pull Back of Emergency COVID Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce urged the California Legislature this week to correct a series of costly COVID-19 workplace mandates imposed through an emergency...

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

California’s New Series of COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

One of my employees just reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Do I have to report this positive case? During the 2020 California legislative...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...