Author: Jessica Mulholland

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Employers Can’t Require COVID-19 Antibody Testing

As California’s economy continues to reopen, and workplaces start allowing employees to re-enter, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its COVID-19 guidance,…

Gym patrons will be asked to wear a face covering during their workouts.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Eases Into ‘Expanded Stage 2’ Reopening

On June 5, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that with certain modifications, schools, day camps, bars and gyms in approved counties could reopen as soon…

Use this free flow chart to determine whether a presumption of COVID-19 in your worker applies.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claim Presumption Flowchart

In early May, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending workers’ compensation benefits to California employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their…

California’s heat illness prevention standard applies to all outdoor workers, including those in construction.
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Posted in Heat Illness

As Temps Rise, Protect Your Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

As the first major heat wave of the season sends temperatures across California into the 100s, Cal/OSHA reminds all employers to review high temperature advisories…

Restaurant patrons will be asked to wear a face covering when not eating or drinking.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Guidelines for Reopening Dine-In Restaurants

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Gavin Newsom released guidelines that will take California further into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan — including guidance…

The COVID-19 national emergency declaration has affected the H-1B Visa process.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

COVID-19 Impacts H-1B Visa Applications, Processing

As of noon, Eastern time on March 20, the initial (and brand-spankin’ new) 2021 H-1B Visa application process officially closed, and the U.S. Citizenship and…

Certain employers may inspect Form I-9 Section 2 documentation remotely during the COVID-19 national emergency.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Form I-9

Form I-9 Document Inspection More Flexible Due to COVID-19

Although COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is causing employers uncertainty for the future, they’re still hiring — even as many of their employees are…

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Posted in Harassment

CalChamber’s New, Improved Harassment Prevention Training Course

Harassment prevention training is now mandatory for employers with five or more employees, but it doesn’t have to be boring or involve old, corny videos…

Celebrate your women employees in one of these three ways.
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Posted in Discrimination Harassment

Celebrate International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month, and each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) also falls within this month — on March 8. The 2020 Women’s History…

The USCIS is working its way toward a more efficient and effective H-1B cap selection process.
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Posted in Hiring

Simplified H-1B Visa Application Process Starts March 1

This year, applying for one of those 85,000 H-1B visas begins a month earlier than in years past — and requires a lot less work…