Eric Glassman was interviewed by Jeannie Orvaino for the NorthBay biz Magazine article Ending the Silence: Workplace Harassment Prevention Training Fosters an Environment of Respect and Trust. You can read the article here.
California employers may now distribute required posters and notices to employees via email. Senate Bill 657, which is effective on January 1, 2022, clarifies that employers do not need to send or show remote employees required employee postings.
So, a few of my colleagues and I have been wagering how long it would take the federal Department of Labor’s OSHA folks to prepare an initial draft of a regulation to implement President Biden’s private sector vaccination order. I won. (I said it would be before October 15, 2021.)
The California Supreme Court issued several employment law decisions during the past year. We summarize below the most important of these rulings.
In our September 15 “Wednesday Wake Up with Jen” webinar, a participant asked: “Jen, can we say in our job postings that we require our employees to be vaccinated?” What a great question!
Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to discuss President Biden’s New Vaccine Mandates. You can listen to the interview here.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed the U.S. Department of Labor to issue a regulation requiring organizations with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are either “fully vaccinated” or test negative for COVID-19 at least once a week. OSHA will announce an emergency rule in the coming weeks in the form of an Emergency Temporary Standard, just like Cal/OSHA did several months ago.
Erika Frank, longtime general counsel and executive vice president of legal affairs for the California Chamber of Commerce, has accepted a position at the Shaw Law Group, a leading employment law firm in Sacramento. Read the fully story on the CalChamber’s site here.
Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to discuss Delta Airlines saying employees will have to pay $200 more every month for their company-sponsored healthcare plan if they choose to not be vaccinated against COVID-19. You can listen to the interview here.
The Sacramento Business Journal ran an article on the soon to be newest member of our team, Erika Frank. Read the full article here: CalChamber Executive to Join Shaw Law Group
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss COVID-19 workplace mask mandates. You can listen to the podcast here.
Jennifer Shaw spoke with CapRadio’s Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about the potential employment legal challenges as companies weigh whether to mandate employee COVID-19 vaccinations. You can listen to the interview here.
In Levanoff v. Dragas, the California Court of Appeal surprised many of us and upheld an employer’s calculation of overtime due to non-exempt employees using the “rate in effect” method. Why does that matter?
Effective August 2, 2021, employees of the State of California must either show proof of full vaccination status or be tested for COVID-19 at least once a week and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face coverings.
The federal Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice issued guidance recently regarding “long COVID,” a condition afflicting some COVID-19 victims.