A February 2021 California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) press release trumpeted the agency’s enforcement efforts and its recently issued citations for COVID-19–related violations. Cal/OSHA continues to aggressively issue “serious” classification citations to California employers. For example, Cal/OSHA issued “serious” and “willful-serious” citations with hundreds of thousands of
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On February 9, 2021, the Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance that, effective immediately, expands coverage under its emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinance while clarifying and/or amending leave and notice requirements.
Many employers are confused about the “exclusion pay” provisions in Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. Join Jennifer for a practical explanation and tips for compliance.
Following in the footsteps of the City of Long Beach, the cities of Montebello and Oakland have passed premium pay ordinances mandating additional pay for certain grocery and drug store employees. Premium pay or “hazard pay” for grocery employees seems to be the new trend in COVID-19 regulations. This trend
Last week, in a tentative ruling, Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court indicated that he was inclined to deny a request made by two separate industry groups in two separate consolidated lawsuits filed in order to try
Following the implementation of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) on November 30, 2020, several employers and trade associations filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court for declaratory and injunctive relief against Cal/OSHA. The lawsuit, National Retail Federation, et al. v.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) guidance, “COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions”. The FAQs clarified some areas of the regulation and provided additional guidance for California employers, particularly construction companies. Under the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) adopted on
A bit of good news in these crazy times…new Cal/OSHA FAQS regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard! (Many of you will be happy with number 52 regarding pay.)
The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in California in mid-December. Although vaccines will not widely be available to most employees for many months, it is not too early for employers to start planning.
On January 8, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released an updated version of its frequently asked questions (FAQs) guidance, entitled “COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions,” which includes information about COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. The FAQs address a number of issues about COVID-19 testing
On January 8, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued an updated version of its frequently asked questions (FAQs) guidance, “COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions,” about COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. The FAQs address many issues about which employers had questions, including paid time off
To makes things endlessly confusing and hard for California employers to keep up with, this week, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order (EO) the quarantine requirements of the Cal/OSHA emergency regulations that just took effect November 30. The EO is effective immediately. Thus, employers who just scrambled to implement policies, practices, and training to comply with the strict Cal/OSHA requirements will now need to quickly modify those policies and practices to comply with the EO.
In response to the rising number of reported COVID-19 cases in California, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted emergency temporary standards (ETS), which went into effect immediately on November 30, 2020