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Coming Soon: U.S. Emergency Rule Establishing Large Employer Vaccination or Testing Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Labor through its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working...

Who Pays Cost of Employee COVID Testing or Vaccination?

If I require an employee to go get a COVID test, or to be vaccinated, who pays the costs of testing or vaccination? Do...

COVID-19: Revisiting Mask Mandates

In Episode 132 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss COVID-19...

Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations

In Episode 131 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss employer-mandated...

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...

Geographical Similarities, Shared Values Form Core of Chile-California Relations

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Paula Estévez, general manager of the American Chamber of Commerce...

COVID-19 Jobs Climate Best Practices

In Episode 128 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and Katie McConnell Olson, founder and CEO of...

California Innovation Ecosystem Central to Future Prosperity for Australia, U.S.

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from April Palmerlee, chief executive officer of the American Chamber of...

Clearing Confusion About Current COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

Each day I see new reports on what the requirements are for wearing masks at work. How do I figure out what my company...

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...

COVID-19 Wave Spurs New Mask Orders

In Episode 127 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss the...

Priorities Include Economic Recovery Plus Bilateral Cooperation, Sustainable Growth

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ana López Mestre, Vice President and General Director of the...

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...

California Reopens

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom staged a series of events to highlight the end of the stay-at-home order he issued last March and the...

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...