Category: Health and Safety

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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….

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Required Awareness Training on Valley Fever Symptoms

I understand the Labor Code has been revised to address an increase in the number of reported cases of Valley Fever since 2016. As a…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

California Wildfires: Employee Pay, Smoke Protection

As of August 19, more than 360 wildfires were simultaneously raging across California, destroying property and prompting evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents. On…

Work-Related COVID-19
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Recording, Reporting Work-Related COVID-19 Cases

As COVID-19 cases increase in California, more employers are receiving notice of employees testing positive for the virus — but they may not be sure…

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…