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Third Iteration of the Cal/OSHA ETS is Around the Corner

USA - April 8 2022 The Cal/OSHA Standards Board (“Board”) has published proposed language for the third adoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 emergency…

California Loosens Indoor Masking Requirements for the Unvaccinated

USA - March 2 2022 On February 28, 2022, California’s Governor Newsom issued a press release lifting California’s mask requirements for unvaccinated…

A New Year’s Resolution—Time to Replace PAGA

USA - February 7 2022 In recognition of PAGA’s failure to protect California’s workers for the past 18 years, and the tremendous toll it has taken on…

Wait A Minute Mr. Postman: Arrival From The Labor Commissioner?

USA - February 4 2022 SB 62, which became effective January 1, 2022, makes those involved in the chain of garment manufacturing jointly and severally…

Groundhog Day: California To Reenact COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

USA - January 25 2022 Announced the legislature would reenact California’s COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave law (again). With the true excitement of a large squirrel…

Beat Goes On In California Though Federal ETS On Mute

USA - January 20 2022 As of January 14, 2022, California employers must ensure that their COVID-19 health and safety protocols are compliant with…

Cal/OSHA Adopts Revised and Restrictive COVID-19 ETS

USA - December 16 2021 On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted to readopt the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) with changes…

Masking Up for the Holidays

USA - December 15 2021 Starting today, December 15, 2021, Californians must again mask up in public indoor spaces, regardless of their vaccination status…

Omicron Is Coming to Town: Protecting Employers From Fa-La-La-Liability

USA - December 15 2021 With the latest coronavirus variant, Omicron, detected and increasing in California, many companies may be questioning their plans…

I Left My Mask In San Francisco—For Fully Vaccinated Workplaces

USA - October 20 2021 On October 13, 2021, the San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a revised COVID-19 public health order. Of interest to…