Wildfire Smoke Rules
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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

Last week, the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency regulation…

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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,…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Californians Must Wear Face Coverings Outside Their Homes

On June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced that statewide, the general public is now required to use cloth face coverings when…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires certain employers to provide each employee, at the time of hire, with a written notice.
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Posted in Benefits

Health Insurance Marketplace Model Notices Expire, Comments Open

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s model notices for employers who do and don’t offer a health plan to some or all employees expired at…

agriculture, lighting, outdoor, dark, new regulations, California
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Posted in Workplace Safety

Lighting Regulation for Outdoor Agriculture Coming Into Effect in July

Despite the disruption to much of California, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly known as Cal/OSHA, is still doing their best to…

Sexual orientation and transgender protectionsast in part, on the employee’s sex. sexual orientation
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Posted in Discrimination

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Sexual Orientation, Transgender Protections

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on whether a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity fall within Title VII of the Civil Rights…

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…

Santa Rosa’s Minimum Wage Ordinance begins July 1 and requires employers to display a workplace poster in a conspicuous place at any work or job site.
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Posted in Local Ordinances Minimum Wage

Santa Rosa’s Minimum Wage Ordinance Starts July 1

The Santa Rosa City Council passed a Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) in October 2019. Although the city council recently considered pushing back implementation to January…

Check out the dates and times for these two-day virtual seminars.
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Posted in General Time Off

HR Boot Camp and Leaves of Absence Seminars Go Virtual

As part of the ongoing effort to promote safe social distancing, CalChamber’s in-person seminars are going virtual. On select dates in June, August, and September,…

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…