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The “Shot-or-Test” Mandate for Large Employers is Dead

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 25, 2022

So, on January 26, 2022, the federal OSHA folks will withdraw President Biden’s vaccination-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or more workers.  All that worry for nothing… California employers, don’t forget about the updated Cal/OSHA ETS, which became effective...

EEOC Announces Deadline for 2021 for EEO-1 Reports and Changes

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 10, 2022

The EEOC announced last week that its data collection portal for 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 report is tentatively set to pen on April 12, 2022, with a deadline for employers to file EEO-1 reports by May 17, 2022.  Here’s a link to the EEOC's announcement. Keep in mind,...

New Cal/OSHA ETS FAQs

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 7, 2022

The California Department of Industrial Relations issued revised COVID-19 FAQs on January 6, 2022, to address the interplay of the new CDPH isolation and quarantine guidance and the Cal/OSHA ETS.  (Thank you, DIR!).  Here is a link: ...

Updated COVID-19 Guidance: Isolation and Quarantine

By Jennifer Shaw | | January 3, 2022

On December 30, 2021, the CDPH issued new guidance regarding isolation and quarantine related to COVID-19.  A link to the new guidance is included below.  The new guidance incorporates the CDC’s December 27, 2021, changes to its isolation and quarantine guidance and...

Another OSHA ETS Update

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 27, 2021

Happy Monday! As you have probably read, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the OSHA ETS on January 7, 2022. In the meantime, OSHA issued revised FAQs regarding the ETS, which are available here: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets2/faqs. (By the way, OSHA...

An update…

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 22, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide early next month whether to stay the enforcement of OSHA’s ETS, pending the Court’s substantive decision on the regulation’s constitutionality. The ETS implements President Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or...

Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate is Back!

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 18, 2021

Try not to get whiplash... The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld President Biden's COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or more employees. This one came out of nowhere, folks, The Court's ruling lifted a November injunction by the Fifth...

Cal/OSHA Changes COVID-19 ETS

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 17, 2021

On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standard Board voted to readopt and update the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). The new ETS will take effect on January 14, 2022, and end 90 days later (although Governor Newsom’s executive order from December 16, 2021,...

More Mask Guidance…

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 16, 2021

As you know, the CDPH issued new mask guidance earlier this week. The order, which was effective on December 15, 2021, requires masks indoors at public transit facilities such as airports, healthcare settings, adult and senior care facilities, schools, correctional...

Designated Persons Under the CFRA

By Jennifer Shaw | | December 15, 2021

So.  It pays to read EVERY word in a statute.  Case in point:  AB 1033, which will become law on January 1, 2022.  Section 1.5 of the bill purports to add “designated person” to the list of individuals for whom employees may use leave under the California Family...

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