Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

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Do California Employers Need to Worry About Federal Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements?

California employers have many questions about whether the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting requirements currently apply to them.  The short answer is no — California employers don’t need to follow the federal requirements at this time. First, some background: In 2016, OSHA issued a final rule regarding the tracking and reporting of […]

29 Sep 17 - Health and Safety, Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protections

Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive Order is to ensure that parties who contract with the federal government are complying […]

26 Aug 16 - Compensation, Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Smoking in the Workplace Rules Effective Today

California generally bans smoking in the workplace, and new rules extending that ban are effective today, June 9, 2016. Governor Brown recently signed a package of bills that expanded already-existing smoke-free workplace protections. In part, the new legislation: Treats the use of e-cigarettes and other nicotine-delivery devices, such as vaporizers, as “smoking” — thus extending […]

9 Jun 16 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles employers should review employment applications and other hiring and employment documentation.

Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of locations across the state to educate business owners of their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety, labor […]

24 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Issues New Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Today, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The intent of the new rules is to provide guidance on how workplace wellness programs can […]

16 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »