Category: Health and Safety

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Posted in Health and Safety

Employer Mental Health Resources, Information

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which spotlights mental health resources and information in an effort to “fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and…

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

Federal Large Employer Vaccine Mandate – When Will it Hit California Workplaces?

The federal vaccine mandate for large employers (the “Federal Vaccine Regulation” or “Regulation”) pushed by the Biden administration has been in the news since its…

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Posted in Health and Safety

Empathic Leaders Help Thwart Burnout, Drive Engagement and Innovation

Following more than a year in which work and personal lines were severely blurred, causing employee burnout and leading to the “Great Resignation,” new research…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke Exposure

We’re in the midst of California’s 2021 wildfire season, and given the state’s currently hot and dry climate, the California Department of Forestry and Fire…

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Posted in Health and Safety

Alcohol Awareness in the Workplace

Each year, an estimated 500 million workdays are lost to alcohol-related issues, costing $240 billion annually — and 72 percent of that is due to…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Adopted Wildfire Smoke Regulation Clarifies Employer Obligations

With a new fire season approaching, has the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) developed additional regulations to address the hazards and mitigation…

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Posted in Discrimination Health and Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Be Required?

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

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Posted in Health and Safety

Options to Consider When an Employee Threatens to Commit Suicide

I have an employee who has threatened to commit suicide. We are very concerned. What should we do, and do we have any obligations? These…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Reqs

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s new…

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….