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URGENT CA: Workplace Violence Prevention Model Plan

California has enacted a new workplace violence prevention law, SB 553/California Labor Code Section 6401.9, requiring nearly all California employers to develop and implement a written workplace violence prevention plan (which can be a part of an existing Illness and Injury Prevention Plan), provide annual training on the plan to employees, and maintain a log of …

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Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in February: OSHA Recordkeeping and Safety

If you are in HR, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you are equipped with the right information to keep everything on track throughout the year, from ACA to FLSA. That is why we put together the …

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OSHA Withdraws Temporary COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS Directive

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Cal/OSHA Board Votes to End Face Mask Requirements for Vaccinated Employees

On June 17, Cal/OSHA has voted on the proposed changes to the Emergency Temporary Standards which have been in effect since late 2020. Governor Newsom has made an executive order to bypass the usual 10-day legal review of the Cal/OSHA vote, and permit the new regulations to take effect when they are filed with the …

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Cal/OSHA Passes Amended COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]Dear Client, Please disregard the previous LAWlert, which was drafted and set to send before yesterday’s late-night OSHA vote. The California Department of Industrial Relations released the following statement earlier today: https://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2021/2021-60.html The Board could consider new revisions at …

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2021 Legal Updates – A Round Up

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URGENT CA Alert: A.B. 685 Compliance Notice of Possible Exposure

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″]For any employer operating in California, pursuant to AB 685, starting January 1, 2021, all employers must be prepared for multiple new notice requirements when employees test positive for Covid-19. There is a written notice that must be sent to …

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Employee Travel During COVID-19

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″]As the holidays approach, many businesses have employees who travel or attend large family gatherings. Employers who have reopened their doors to working in-person will face questions about how to safely return to work after potential exposure during the holidays. …

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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

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CAL/OSHA’s Emergency Standard Compliance Checklist

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″]On November 30th and effective immediately, Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations require employers to protect employees from diseases like the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Cal/OSHA has posted the following resources to help employers comply with these requirements and to provide workers information on …

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