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Welcome to Shaw Law Group, PC’s law blog. We focus on employment law developments, particularly in California. Nothing in this forum should be construed as legal advice, ’cause it isn’t. So, please consult your lawyer or hire us! (We typically represent employers, not employees). Also – this is a public website, so communications are not privileged. Copyright Shaw Law Group, PC © 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.

 

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs to Address Revised ETS

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

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...

Court Issues First Decision on Mandatory Vaccinations at Work

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | | June 16, 2021

On June 12, 2021, in a case of first impression, a federal district court judge in Houston tossed out a lawsuit filed by employees of a hospital challenging the hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. The hospital’s policy is straightforward.  All employees...

CalOSHA Releases New Revisions to the ETS

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | | June 14, 2021

For those of you still on the edge of your seats after last week’s Cal/OSHA activity, the saga continues! The Board released its updated revisions to the ETS on Friday (June 11), which it will review at the June 17 meeting.  If approved, the revised ETS will more...

Cal/OSHA Board Reverses Course

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

At its emergency meeting yesterday, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board withdrew the amended Emergency Temporary Standards. For now, that means the original regulations remain in place. (Read the current ETS here.) The Board meets again on the 17th. Stay tuned. Read the...

Cal/OSHA ETS Update

By Jennifer Shaw | | June 8, 2021

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. The Office of Administrative Law has until June 13 to decide whether to adopt or...

Several COVID-19 Developments…

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

Wow. A few days pass over a long weekend, and there are a million (ok, not quite that many!) COVID-19 developments. We will discuss them in detail during upcoming webinars. The first, “Vaccinations, Masks, Covid-19 Reasonable Accommodations, And California’s...

Another Shooting…

By Jennifer Shaw | | May 26, 2021

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...

The New Mask Guidance

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

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...

Changes to Cal/OSHA’s “Emergency Temporary Standard” Coming!

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

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...

CalSavers Retirement Plan Deadline Coming Quickly!

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | |

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.  There is no cost to the employer.  The applicable regulations are located at 10 C.C.R. §§...

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