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Opposition in Final Days of Legislative Session Stops Onerous Requirements for Businesses

In the closing days of the legislative session, strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and allied groups, including many local chambers of...
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Latest Issues Employers Are Asking About on Labor Law Helpline

In Episode 157 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are...
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Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California...

Standards Board to Consider Update to Required First-Aid Kit Contents

I hear that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board) will be considering a revision to the requirement to obtain a physician’s approval...
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New Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Policy Committee

A newly identified California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that is opposed by more than 60 organizations passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment...
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Get Ready — New Labor Laws Are Coming

In Episode 135 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws...
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Breaking Down COVID-19-Related Lawsuits

In Episode 134 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman, and employment law attorney Colby Turner...

Applicant’s Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower,...
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3 Job Killer Bills Still Active

Following last Friday’s deadline for legislation to move out of the house in which it was introduced, just three of the 25 job killer...

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...
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Job Killer Update: Several Held in Fiscal Committee, But Others Pass

Action on several California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be delayed until next year with their failure to move out of the...
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Three Bills Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added three bills to its annual list of job killer legislation. The additions bring the 2021 job...

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...

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...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

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...
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New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

In Episode 95 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...