Category: COVID-19

Revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards in California

DATE: August 1st, 2021

Following the June 17 vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to allow the revisions to immediately take effect on June 17.

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Temporary COVID-19 Regulations: What You Need to Know

DATE: November 21st, 2020

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Boards of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted temporary COVID-19 regulations intended to combat the spread of COVID-19 in California workplaces.

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Blueprint for a Safer Economy – COVID-19 and Equity

DATE: October 21st, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide, stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 for the long haul. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the disease.

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COVID-19-Related FAQs

DATE: October 20th, 2020

California had begun easing into a phased reopening plan when COVID-19 cases started surging. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

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COVID-19 Paid Leave

DATE: October 19th, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

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New CA Law: AB 1159 Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

DATE: October 2nd, 2020

On September 17, 2020, California Governor, signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 1159, which creates a rebuttable presumption that certain employees who test positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at work for workers’ compensation purposes.

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NEW COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Requirements

DATE: September 29th, 2020

California governor signed Assembly Bill 685 (“AB 685”), which expands Cal/OSHA’s authority with respect to workplace COVID-19 cases and imposes new COVID-19 reporting requirements on ALL California employers.

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