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  • February 1st Deadline to Post the Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is Coming Up!

    California employers are required to post their annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses, in a visible and easily accessible area at every worksite from February 1st through April 30th. Cal/OSHA’s Form 300A must be used for this posting. Employers can find an overview regarding completing both the log (Form 300) and the annual summary (Form 300A) on Cal/OSHA’s... Continue Reading
    January 26, 2023
  • California Privacy Protection Act Ends 2022 Without CPRA Regulations, But CPPA Targets Risk Assessments and AI for Additional Rulemaking

    On December 16, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) had its final meeting before the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which amended the California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect on January 1, 2023. Despite the CPRA taking effect at the start of the year, the CPPA, the agency charged with implementing the law, has...
    December 20, 2022
  • Non-Emergency COVID-19 Standard Passed by Cal/OSHA

    On December 15, 2022, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board held its final meeting of 2022 and adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations. The COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)will continue to remain in effect while the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) reviews the non-emergency standard. Once approved by OAL, the non-emergency standard will remain in effect for... Continue Reading
    December 16, 2022
  • COVID-19 ETS May Be Sunsetting But A New Dawn of a New Permanent Standard is Rising

    On December 31, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) finally sunset. However, the Standards Board has been working to pass a permanent standard to ensure it is in place before the expiration of the ETS. The Board has announced it will be voting on the permanent standard at its upcoming meeting on December 15th.... Continue Reading…
    December 5, 2022
  • COVID-19 ETS May Be Sunsetting But A New Dawn of a New Permanent Standard is Rising

    On December 31, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) finally sunset. However, the Standards Board has been working to pass a permanent standard to ensure it is in place before the expiration of the ETS. The Board has announced it will be voting on the permanent standard at its upcoming meeting on December 15th.... Continue Reading
    December 5, 2022
  • CPPA Board Publishes Second Modification to CPRA Regulations

    In June 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) Board first started discussions about revising the regulations previously released by the California Attorney General. In October, the Board released proposed modifications to the regulations in advance of a planned Board meeting. Since then, the Board has rescheduled both Board and public meetings. The Board seems...
    November 7, 2022
  • California Department of Public Health Updates Definition of Close Contact

    Previously, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had redefined “close contact’ as someone sharing the same indoor airspace with a person who had COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. This definition had caused issues for employers in particular who needed to comply with notice requirements. These notice... Continue Reading…
    October 18, 2022
  • California Department of Public Health Updates Definition of Close Contact

    Previously, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had redefined “close contact’ as someone sharing the same indoor airspace with a person who had COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. This definition had caused issues for employers in particular who needed to comply with notice requirements. These... Continue Reading
    October 17, 2022
  • It’s Not a Set Up: Enhanced Workplace Safety Training Requirements for Live Events at Public Venues

    As part of the recent legislative session, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1775, which implements new workplace safety training and certification requirements for entertainment events vendors who produce live events at public events venues.  Specifically, any business that contracts with the entertainment events vendor to set up, operate, or tear down a live event... Continue Reading
    October 13, 2022
  • Cal/OSHA Mandated to Update Heat Illness and Wildfire Smoke Standard

    At the end of the California legislative session, Governor Newsom signed a myriad of employment law bills, including Assembly Bill (AB) 2243, which requires Cal/OSHA to submit to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board a proposal to consider revising the heat illness standard and the wildfire smoke standard for farm workers to reduce the... Continue Reading
    October 5, 2022

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