Tag: coronavirus

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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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

San Jose Revises, Extends COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On January 5, 2021, San Jose’s City Council approved an urgency ordinance extending the city’s supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave to June 30, 2021. Passed…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Last year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency COVID-19 temporary standards, which became effective and enforceable on November 30, 2020. Under…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

New Federal COVID Law Includes Option to Offer Paid Sick Leave

I remember reading that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. Do I need to pay anything…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Pandemic PTO Trends

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, the importance of paid time off (PTO) for employees remains — despite some mixed feelings about actually using…

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Posted in General

2021 New Year, New Laws

Goodbye, 2020, and good riddance! As we enter 2021, the new year brings several new employment-related laws that employers should be prepared for, including: New…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Performance Reviews in a COVID-19 Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many hardships for employers and employees this year, and in this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Remote Working on Holidays Surges

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and employees who previously worked in an office environment now work remotely, reports show that Americans have been putting in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

California’s New Series of COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

One of my employees just reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Do I have to report this positive case? During the 2020 California legislative…