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Posted in Heat Illness

Employers With Outdoor Workers, Be Prepared for Hot Weather!

Summer in California often means excessive heat warnings throughout the state; therefore, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds all employers to…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Once More, With Feeling: Cal/OSHA Withdraws Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard, Will Try Again

During an emergency meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) on June 9, 2021, the OSHSB withdrew their proposed revisions to California’s…

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Posted in Benefits

Court Ruling on CalSavers Means Employers of 50> Face Deadline

What is the status of the legal challenge to the CalSavers program? Do employers still need to register? The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and…

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Posted in Time Off

Employees Are Ready for Summer Vacations

During the pandemic, employees have been working extra hours, not only during normal workdays but also on holidays, and they now may be suffering from…

996
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Adopts Rules to Require Ongoing Masking in the Workplace

After a day-long meeting that included hours of public testimony and internal deliberations, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) ultimately adopted a…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Updated EEOC COVID-19 Guidance Confirms Employee Vaccine Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 guidance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Pandemic Contributed to Career Setbacks, Research Shows

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020, California businesses faced difficult choices to preserve their companies while maintaining their workforce — but many workers…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Delays Vote on COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments

Employers will have to wait a little longer to know what is coming for California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard. The California Occupational Safety and…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Los Angeles County Imposes Additional Paid Leave for Employees to Get Vaccinated

On May 18, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance requiring employers to provide paid leave to eligible employees who…

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Posted in COBRA COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Posters and Notices

IRS Answers Questions About ARPA’s COBRA Subsidy

Several weeks after the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided temporary Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) subsidies to eligible individuals, the IRS has issued…