Category: Employment Issues

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and Vaccinated Workers

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force As the number of vaccinated workers continues to rise, and despite guidance from the CDC lifting certain restrictions against fully vaccinated individuals, Cal/OSHA’s current official position, as reflected in its COVID-19 ETS FAQs, is that “[f]or now, all… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and Vaccinated Workers”

RETURN OF CALIFORNIA’S COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE

By Andrew J. Sommer and Ashley D. Mitchell California has just reinstated the COVID-19 specific paid sick leave law that expired at the end of 2020 but this time with a twist.  As we discussed in a blog post last year, California enacted the 2020 COVID-19… Continue Reading “RETURN OF CALIFORNIA’S COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE”

six important updates About CAL/OSHA and Federal OSHA COVID-19 RECORDKEEPING

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force It has been a little while since we last shared an update about COVID-19 recordkeeping issues. Since Fed OSHA issued its COVID-19 recordkeeping guidance in May 2020 and Cal/OSHA issued its controversial COVID-19 Recordkeeping FAQs with unique requirements, the agencies have been… Continue Reading “six important updates About CAL/OSHA and Federal OSHA COVID-19 RECORDKEEPING”

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges

By Andrew Sommer, Eric Conn, and Beeta Lashkari On February 25, 2021, Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman officially ruled on two requests for preliminary injunctions against the implementation of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), denying the injunctive relief sought in both cases. Two separate legal challenges to the… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges”

What Employers Need to know about the Pay and Benefits Continuation Elements of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency Rule

By Mark Trapp, Andrew Sommer, and Beeta Lashkari On November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA issued its final COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), with all of its provisions effective immediately.  One of those provisions — the exclusion pay and benefits continuation requirements — has been at… Continue Reading “What Employers Need to know about the Pay and Benefits Continuation Elements of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency Rule”

Cal/OSHA Issues a Second Batch of FAQs Clarifying Its New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

By Eric J. Conn, Andrew J. Sommer, and Beeta B. Lashkari On November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA issued its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and it became effective immediately — all provisions.  Cal/OSHA has signaled that there will be some early enforcement discretion, except for actions… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Issues a Second Batch of FAQs Clarifying Its New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard”

Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 OSHA Webinar Series

As the Trump Administration hands over the keys to President-Elect Biden and a new Democratic Administration, OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory landscape is set to change in dramatic ways, from shifting enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, to efforts to reignite OSHA’s rulemaking apparatus. Following an… Continue Reading “Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 OSHA Webinar Series”

[Client Alert] New California Employment Laws for 2021 Will Leave Their Mark

By Andrew Sommer, Fred Walter, and Megan Shaked 2020 has been another banner year for California employment laws, with legislation and Cal/OSHA rulemaking associated with COVID-19 prevention and reporting taking center stage.  In our annual update of new employment laws impacting California private sector employers, we lead… Continue Reading “[Client Alert] New California Employment Laws for 2021 Will Leave Their Mark”

CDC Revises its COVID-19 Return-to-Work Criteria, Again

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Centers Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) made major revisions to its COVID-19 “discontinue home isolation” guidance, upon which employers may rely to determine when it is safe for employees to return to work. … Continue Reading “CDC Revises its COVID-19 Return-to-Work Criteria, Again”

[Webinar Recording] Returning to Work Strategies: Employment and Workplace Safety Implications of COVID-19

On May 7, 2020, members of Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Task Force presented a complimentary webinar: Returning to Work Strategies – Employment and Workplace Safety Implications of COVID-19. As the federal government and states begin to relax shutdown and stay-at-home orders and non-essential businesses begin… Continue Reading “[Webinar Recording] Returning to Work Strategies: Employment and Workplace Safety Implications of COVID-19”

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