California employers should be familiar with Labor Code section 226.7, which requires the payment of a one-hour premium to non-exempt employees who do not receive compliant rest breaks and meal periods.
On June 15, 2021, Cal/OSHA updated the FAQs related to its Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). The update addresses the recently proposed ETS revisions, which were released on June 11, 2021 (after the Standards Board withdrew the previously proposed revisions last week).
Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to discusses the new workplace regulations proposed by Cal/OSHA.
For those of you still on the edge of your seats after last week’s Cal/OSHA activity, the saga continues!
At its emergency meeting yesterday, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board withdrew the amended Emergency Temporary Standards.
So, the Cal/OSHA Board had a wild meeting last week. In the end, the Board approved the proposed revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Here is a link to the comparison.
Jennifer Shaw spoke with CapRadio’s Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about the difficulties people have been facing with getting approved for unemployment. You can read the interview here.
Wow. A few days pass over a long weekend, and there are a million (ok, not quite that many!) COVID-19 developments.
It happened again today, May 26, 2021. A mass shooting. This time in San Jose, at a light rail yard with several employees. The alleged perpetrator, a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee, killed at least 8 and wounded many others, including several co-workers. Why? We may never know.
One of our favorite clients (ok, you are ALL our favorites) emailed me recently about the CDC’s new mask guidance. She asked a very practical question: “Do I follow the CDC guidance, or California’s guidance? And why the %$^* does everything keep changing! I have a headache.”
Last week, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) and Cal/OSHA issued new guidance and directives, primarily related to fully vaccinated individuals. Cal/OSHA also FINALLY (whew!) submitted its proposed revised Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) for review later this month.
California law imposes various requirements on employers who hire minors.
Because of “COVID fatigue,” and the increasing number of vaccinated individuals in the workforce, many employers are becoming lax in their COVID-19 prevention efforts, such as social distancing and requiring facial masks.
California employers with 5 or more employees that do not already sponsor a qualified retirement plan must enroll their employees in the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program.
As 2021 marches on, so do legal developments related to COVID-19 and the workplace! Here is a round-up of recent news: