Category: Cal/OSHA

Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule – Third Re-Adoption

By Andrew J. Sommer and Fred Walter The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has just released a proposed draft for the third re-adoption COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  The Board will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting on April… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule – Third Re-Adoption”

Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update [Webinar Recording]

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Andrew Sommer, Fred Walter, and Megan Shaked presented a webinar regarding a Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update. This has been a challenging year for California employers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with a set of ever-changing regulatory requirements, as well… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update [Webinar Recording]”

CDC Relaxes Face Covering and Distancing Guidelines

By Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s COVID-19 Task Force As governors and big city mayors across the country have been allowing indoor masking mandates to expire over the last few weeks, last Friday, February 25th, the CDC unveiled a brand new approach to assessing COVID-19 risks… Continue Reading “CDC Relaxes Face Covering and Distancing Guidelines”

California Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to COVID-19 Emergency Rule

In Western Growers Association, et al, v. Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, et al, the California appellate court recently affirmed the lower court’s decision denying a challenge to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  This decision has far-reaching implications, affording considerable deference to the… Continue Reading “California Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to COVID-19 Emergency Rule”

FAQs Clarify Isolation and Quarantine Periods under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule

Since our blog post only a week ago concerning the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance on isolation and quarantine periods and its implications for the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), the CDPH has revised this guidance (January 6, 2022) – this… Continue Reading “FAQs Clarify Isolation and Quarantine Periods under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule”

Cal/OSHA Aligns with CDC’s Updated Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine Time

CDC recently updated and shortened its recommended isolation and quarantine periods for the general population. To be precise, CDC issued a media statement laying out its new guidance, but CDC’s actual Isolation Guidance webpage has not yet been updated. CDC explained in a statement that “[b]oth… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Aligns with CDC’s Updated Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine Time”

Cal/OSHA Standards Board to Consider Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule for Re-adoption

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has issued a revised draft of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for a second re-adoption.  This draft shows in underlined text the latest proposed changes from the current emergency regulation (not the October draft text discussed in our prior… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Standards Board to Consider Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule for Re-adoption”

Cal/OSHA Proposes Revised COVID-19 ETS for Readoption

Last month, Cal/OSHA issued a discussion draft of a proposed Cal/OSHA COVID-19 “permanent rule” and convened an Advisory Committee, involving hours of comment on September 23, 2021 by employer and labor advocates and public health officials.  Conn Maciel Carey served on the Advisory Committee… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Proposes Revised COVID-19 ETS for Readoption”

California Adds Increased Meal/Rest Period and Workplace Safety Protections for Warehouse Employees Subject to Production Quotas

On September 22, 2021, California became even more labor friendly when Governor Newsom signed AB 701 which adds additional requirements to California’s existing meal and rest breaks rules for non-exempt warehouse employees. Effective January 1, 2022, employers covered by AB 701 must disclose all quotas to… Continue Reading “California Adds Increased Meal/Rest Period and Workplace Safety Protections for Warehouse Employees Subject to Production Quotas”

President Biden’s Broad COVID-19 “Hard” Vaccine-Mandate for Federal Contractors

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force While we have been mostly focused on the September 9th directive from President Biden to fed OSHA to issue a COVID-19 vaccination / testing emergency temporary standard, that was hardly the only major move the Administration announced on the… Continue Reading “President Biden’s Broad COVID-19 “Hard” Vaccine-Mandate for Federal Contractors”

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