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June Updates on CA COVID-19 Rules – Zoom Webinar

June Updates on CA COVID-19 Rules – Zoom Webinar

CA COVID-19 Rules Updates CalWorkSafety & HR Invites You to a Scheduled ZOOM Meeting Date & Time: June 17, 2021 @ 10:00-11:00 A.M. PST Meeting Login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87318406385 There have been many changes in how employers must handle COVID-19 in...

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News Alert from California Department of Industrial Relations

News Alert from California Department of Industrial Relations

Date: June 4, 2021 Standards Board Readopts Revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards The revised Cal/OSHA standards are expected to go into effect no later than June 15 Sacramento—The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on June 3...

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Mass Shootings: Does Cal/OSHA Have a Say?

Mass Shootings: Does Cal/OSHA Have a Say?

By Sean Paisan on May 28, 2021 JacksonLewis In the wake of recent workplace shootings, employers may be wondering if there are any specific regulations to protect employees from such events. Labor Code § 6302(h) as part of the California Occupational Safety and Health...

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2021 CA Employer Compliance Tips Heat Illness Prevention

2021 CA Employer Compliance Tips Heat Illness Prevention

With the onset of Summer approaching, now is the perfect time for CA employers to review your Employee Recovery Break Policies. It’s important that you do so since heat illness prevention regulations cover all outdoor places of employment.   The standards include...

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Retroactive COVID Paid Sick Leave Due When Employee Requests It

Retroactive COVID Paid Sick Leave Due When Employee Requests It

I have a business with approximately 40 employees, and I just read something that said California passed a law making COVID sick leave retroactive to January 1 of this year. Is that true? Do I need to go through all my employees’ absence records and pay out this sick...

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Flash Report: Cal/OSHA Posts COVID Revisions

Flash Report: Cal/OSHA Posts COVID Revisions

Cal/OSHA's has issued its revisions to the temporary emergency standard on COVID. The modifications include a July 31st sunset on physical distancing, engineering controls in some instances, and broad exemptions for vaccinated employees. These are among many changes...

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CA Legally Required CalSavers With New Requirements

CA Legally Required CalSavers With New Requirements

Master Employee Relations CalWorkSafety & HR, LLP CA Legally Required CalSavers With New Requirements Employer Registration is Open Join Our ZOOM Meeting: Presenter: CalSavers Program Insurance Expert Thursday, May 20, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. Join Our Session:...

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I’m Vaccinated. Can I Take My Mask Off Now?’

I’m Vaccinated. Can I Take My Mask Off Now?’

As more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccinations, a number of our clients have asked whether employees who provide proof of such vaccination can be excused from workplace COVID-19 control measures such as mask wearing. Unfortunately, at least for now, employers should...

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On-Site Drug Testing: Remember to Support Need, Confidentiality

On-Site Drug Testing: Remember to Support Need, Confidentiality

HRWatchdog  April 12, 2021 We’ve been bringing our employees back into the office, and pursuant to our “reasonable suspicion” drug testing, would like to conduct in-house drug testing. Can we do this? The short answer is yes — employers can conduct drug tests on site....

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