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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Employer Tips for Remote Workers Moving Away

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way employers do business, including remote working arrangements that were forced upon many employers and employees in an effort…

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Posted in Benefits

Reminder: CalSavers Large Employer Registration Deadline Is September 30

California employers with more than 100 employees that don’t maintain or contribute to a “tax-qualified retirement plan” have a fast-approaching deadline to meet. As previously…

COVID-19 notice and reporting requirements changes coming in 2021
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

California Enacts New COVID-19 Notice, Reporting Requirements

On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 685, a new law establishing stringent COVID-19-related notice and reporting requirements for public and private employers….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19…

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Posted in Time Off

New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss how employers…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

City of San Diego Passes Recall, Retention Ordinances

On September 8, 2020, San Diego’s City Council passed three emergency ordinances to protect workers impacted by COVID-19. The recall and retention ordinances require commercial…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Coverage Immediately Expanded for COVID-19 Infections

On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed SB 1159, which goes into effect immediately, expanding workers’ compensation coverage for employees who contract COVID-19 through the year…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

When to Record, Report COVID-19 Occurrence in Workplace

What are the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requirements for reporting occurrences of COVID-19 in the workplace? Cal/OSHA has provided guidelines in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues Employer Fines for COVID-19 Violations

During inspections of industries where workers have an elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA)…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

New California Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave Poster, Guidance Available

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued both guidance on the new COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirements and model posters that…