Category: Workplace Safety

COVID-19 regulation changes in October 2022
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Cal/OSHA Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Regulation Ahead of December Vote

California employers may want to get out their measuring tape — because the size (in cubic feet) of a workspace just became an important element…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Close Contact Definition Changed

On October 13, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order updating the definition for “close contact” as it relates to the…

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Emergency Preparedness, EDD Assistance Amid ‘Wildfire Season’

Following California’s worst two wildfire seasons in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 fire season is showing no signs of letting up, despite the recent rainfall….

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

5 New California Labor Laws Employers Should Start Preparing For

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws employers…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Discrimination Hiring Privacy Time Off Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

New 2023 California Employment Laws

It’s that time of year again! With a deadline of September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed many of the California Legislature’s labor and employment bills…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Standards Board Moving to Adopt Non-Emergency COVID Regulation

I hear that the California Division of Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board will be presenting for public comment and future adoption a final version…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Guidance

On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance that eliminates precautionary quarantining (isolation is recommended only for those…

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California’s Monkeypox State of Emergency

On August 1, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to support California’s ongoing response to the monkeypox virus. In doing so, California joins…

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California Employers Wildfire Smoke Standard Reminder

As wildfire smoke affects the Sierra and foothills, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to take steps to protect their…

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CDPH Alters Cal/OSHA COVID-19 ETS Definitions

On June 8, 2022, the California Department of Public Heath (CDPH) issued an order updating definitions for “close contact” and “infectious period” as they relate…