On June 3, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board met again to vote on new proposed revisions to the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). As we discussed here, the Standards Board did not vote on the revisions on May 20, as originally planned. A draft of the new proposed revisions was posted on May 28
On January 26, 2021, Los Angeles County extended the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to continue “until two weeks after the expiration of the COVID-19 local emergency as ratified and declared by the Board.” The new ordinance also retroactively applies to businesses starting on January 1, 2021. The new ordinance differs…
Due to popular demand, my firm is replying our webinar we conducted recently discussing key California employment laws passed in this legislative session. Attorneys from the firm discuss 5 general areas of new legislation facing California employers:
- Coronavirus Bills
- Leaves of Absence Bills
- Wage and Hour Bills
- Harassment/Discrimination/Retaliation Bills
- Minimum wage increases in 2021 on
Governor Newsom announced today that all dine-in at California restaurants must stop immediately for certain counties for the next 3 weeks, due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Restaurants can continue outdoor dining and pick-up and delivery services. Bars must close all operations even if they are operating outdoors.
As of July 1, 2020,…
This Friday’s Five highlights five recent recordings of common questions we are hearing from California businesses during the last few weeks of June 2020.
1. Coronavirus Reasonable Accommodation Requests
ZLG partner, Anne McWilliams, gives an overview of employees who may qualify for certain accommodation requests during the coronavirus pandemic. Anthony Zaller follows with a discussion…
On Monday, March 23rd, we are co-hosting a webinar with the California Restaurant Association to address employment related questions for restaurants operating in California. We just got off a planning call this morning, and the CRA has encouraged any other employers who want to participate in the webinar to do so.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5905742340738284045…
On March 15, 2020, Governor Newsom called upon all bars, wineries, nightclubs, brewery tap rooms and other alcohol related venues to close. While the order is not legally enforceable, employers in the state need to decide if they are going to close, and plan for potential closures in the near future. California employers need…
OSHA published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond to coronavirus in the workplace. The resources can be downloaded here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
It is a great resource to help employers with planning for steps to take over the next few weeks.
OSHA recommends employers take infection prevention measures, which include:
Develop, Implement, and…
Attorneys from our firm gathered for this Q&A on Friday, March 13, 2020 to discuss common questions facing California employers with the coronavirus epidemic. We discuss the following topics:
- Providing time off for employees due to school closures
- Dealing with employee’s requests not to work
- Masks in the workplace
- Screening employees
- WARN issues for mass