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Considerations for Returning to In-Person Work Setups

In Episode 152 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss hybrid and in-person work...

Quick Overview of May 6 Version of Emergency COVID Standards

What is happening with Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard for COVID-19? The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has adopted the third iteration of the...

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...

Steps to Take When Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

What am I required to do when an employee tests positive for COVID? • Notify employees and employers of subcontracted employees who were on the...

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...

Free Resources to Help Raise Awareness on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines

California is urging business and community partners to help raise awareness on COVID-19 vaccines and inform others on how they can get vaccinated. Vaccines...

Don’t Deny Vacation Due to Recent Use of COVID Sick Leave

My employee used most of her COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave over the last couple of weeks. Now she wants to take a week’s...

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...

State Sets Up Employer Vaccination Toolkit

California has created an Employer Vaccination Toolkit, a website designed to help employers make COVID-19 vaccinations more convenient for their employees. The website includes links...

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

COVID-19 Update: State Eyes Antigen Tests

This week, the state moved more counties to a less restrictive COVID-19 category and Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Agency secretary,...

State Releases Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, color coded to help businesses and Californians see how the state...
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Remote Work: Workers’ Comp Liabilities

In Episode 85 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers’ compensation expert Randy Pollak discuss current...

More Localities Adopting COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

What are the latest cities/counties that have enacted sick leave ordinances for COVID-19 purposes? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the federal Families...

Employer Playbook Includes What to Do If COVID-19 Outbreak in Workplace

Guidance on what to do if there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace and links to the many state resources for employers have been...
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COVID-19: What Employers Ask – Part 3

In Episode 81 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...