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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 | | Jun 10, 2021

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 | | Jun 1, 2021

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 | | May 19, 2021

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 | | May 12, 2021

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 | | May 5, 2021

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. §§...

Employment Law Potpourri (COVID-Related)

By Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | | Apr 27, 2021

As 2021 marches on, so do legal developments related to COVID-19 and the workplace! Here is a round-up of recent news: • COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Tool Now Available. On April 26, 2021, the DIR and Labor Commissioner released a web-based tool to assist workers and...

Employee Recall Bill Signed

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

On April 16, 2021, California Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 93, which is effective immediately. The new law requires certain employers to recall workers laid-off for reasons related to COVID-19 if and when positions become available. Which Employers are Covered...

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