Category: Cal/OSHA

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”

Newsom Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

By Fred Walter and Andrew J. Sommer California Governor Newsom has just signed Senate Bill 606 authored by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), broadly expanding Cal/OSHA’s enforcement authority and the penalty amounts employers may be assessed.  This new law targets employers with multiple work… Continue Reading “Newsom Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority”

CDC Updates Mask Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force We have an unfortunate update to share out of the CDC yesterday, July 27, 2021.  Short story, do not throw away your “Masks Required” signs. What Did the CDC Change About Mask Recommendations? In the afternoon of Tuesday,… Continue Reading “CDC Updates Mask Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated Individuals”

Pfizer Vaccine’s Full FDA Approval – What Does This Mean for Employers?

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Earlier this week, on August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.   Earlier this year, many employers were hesitant to issue vaccine mandates and expressed concerns about potential legal risks associated… Continue Reading “Pfizer Vaccine’s Full FDA Approval – What Does This Mean for Employers?”

Federal OSHA to Issue Another COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Setting a “Soft” Vaccine-Mandate

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Taskforce On September 9, 2021, President Biden charged federal OSHA with developing a second emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring all but small employers in all industries but healthcare to implement “soft” vaccine mandates, i.e., to require employees to either be… Continue Reading “Federal OSHA to Issue Another COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Setting a “Soft” Vaccine-Mandate”

CAL/OSHA PROPOSES “PERMANENT” COVID-19 PREVENTION RULE – UNDER REVIEW BY ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cal/OSHA has just convened an Advisory Committee to consider a proposed permanent Cal/OSHA COVID-19 prevention permanent rule, scheduled to meet on September 23, 2021. Conn Maciel Carey has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee, on behalf of the California Employers COVID-19 Prevention… Continue Reading “CAL/OSHA PROPOSES “PERMANENT” COVID-19 PREVENTION RULE – UNDER REVIEW BY ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE”

Los Angeles County REINSTATES MASK MANDATE

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Yesterday, July 16th, 2021, the LA County Department of Public Health released and posted on its website a revised version of its COVID-19 Health Officer Order (“Order”), requiring masks to be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status,… Continue Reading “Los Angeles County REINSTATES MASK MANDATE”

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