Category: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Quick Overview of Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard

I read that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted a revised version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for employee safety regarding the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Don’t Deny Vacation Due to Recent Use of COVID Sick Leave

My employee used most of her COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave over the last couple of weeks. Now she wants to take a week’s vacation….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Revisions Now in Effect

After some recent back and forth on revisions to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, the Occupational Safety…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues New Guidance Before Vote on New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

This week, the revised California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 workplace safety rules saga may finally be coming to an end. After…

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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 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…