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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...

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...

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...

Tips for Creating a Return to Work Plan

In Episode 75 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Vacation Policy Factors to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

A consequence of the prolonged shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically reduced travel. As a result,...

Governors Go Online to Urge Californians: Wear a Mask to Help Limit COVID-19

Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, Jerry Brown and Pete Wilson join Governor Gavin Newsom in an online video appeal for Californians to look...

Key to Reopening—Liability Protection

As businesses throughout the state start to reopen, there is a looming question as to whether it is safe. Consumers want to resume a...

Caveats to Using Virus Monitoring Apps

In Episode 74 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the...

CalChamber Recommends Ways to Fire Up Economy

Setting liability limits for employers facing lawsuits over COVID-19 exposure, postponing the 2021 minimum wage hike, and expediting retraining programs for unemployed workers are...