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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...

Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for Third Time

On April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a third readoption of the California Division of Occupational Safety and...

California Relaxes Mask Rules Again, Updates Workplace Safety Rules

California took another step forward this week in its efforts to move past the pandemic by relaxing its face covering rules for unvaccinated individuals...

State Lifts Universal Indoor Mask Requirement

California’s universal mask requirement for vaccinated individuals expired this week, but unvaccinated persons still are required to mask up in indoor public settings and...

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Workplace Posting Now Available

As previously reported, on February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 114, which has revived COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and will...

Governor Signs Sick Leave, Small Business Relief Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill package providing $6.1 billion in tax relief, tax credits and grants for small businesses hurt by...

CalChamber-Led Effort Results in Small Business COVID-19 Relief

An effort led by the California Chamber of Commerce with the support of a large coalition of allied groups has resulted in passage of...
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COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave: Old vs. New

In Episode 143 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad, and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss California’s...

COVID Paid Sick Leave, Tax Credit Package Moving

The Legislature will take its first actions on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022 budget and policy proposals this week and next, after negotiating a...

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...

Confused About COVID Workplace Standards? This Webinar Is for You

Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had the additional task of becoming experts on prevention and mitigation strategies for infectious...
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Update on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

In Episode 141 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...
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Startup Culture in Berlin Finds Inspiration in California Entrepreneurial Spirit

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

Vaccine Mandates May Clash with Civil Rights Laws

This week, Los Angeles began enforcing its ordinance requiring certain businesses to request proof of vaccination from customers. San Francisco implemented a similar ordinance...

The People’s Voice: Voters Prefer Better Rules for Telecommuting

The pandemic has changed how we live and work, certainly in the short term and probably longer. The seventh CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice,...