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Cal/OSHA Again Delays a Vote to Adopt the Federal ETS But Provides Additional Cal/OSHA ETS Guidance

At the start of their January 20th meeting, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board announced they would not consider the proposal to adopt the federal ETS, also known as a Horcher proposal.  This comes shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a stay on the federal Emergency Temporary Standard. If this feels like déjà vu, you are... Continue Reading
January 21, 2022

California Consumer Privacy Act, California Privacy Rights Act FAQs for Covered Businesses

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered one of the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, went into effect on January 1, 2020. The CCPA placed significant limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal information and provides consumers new and expansive rights with respect to their personal information. Less than one...
January 19, 2022

Cal/OSHA and CDPH Issue Clarifying Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine Requirements

At the end of the year, California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued updated guidance regarding Isolation and Quarantine, which applied to workplaces per the Governor’s prior Executive Order. The timing of this guidance was rather awkward, as the Cal/OSHA Standards Board had recently approved changes to the Cal/OSHA ETS set to go into effect... Continue Reading
January 14, 2022

Cal/OSHA Finally Publishes Public Notice to Follow CDPH Guidance

On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted the third version of the Cal/OSHA ETS with new exclusion and return to work requirements for COVID-19 cases and close contacts. On December 30, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for Isolation and Quarantine for the General Public. This new guidance... Continue Reading
January 5, 2022

Supreme Court to Consider Arguments on Pulling Plug on OSHA COVID-19 ETS

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled expedited arguments on the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s decision to lift the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
December 23, 2021

California Employers Must Comply with the Cal/OSHA ETS While Uncertainty Continues with Federal ETS

On December 16, 2021, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to readopt the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (Cal/OSHA ETS) with several revisions. And just a day later the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (federal ETS). The timing of... Continue Reading
December 20, 2021

Clarification for Masks in the Workplace from CDPH and Cal/OSHA

Less than 24 hours after the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) new mask mandate went into effect, the CDPH updated its guidance to clarify the application of the mandate. Previously, the mandate by the CDPH referenced “indoor public settings” without further definition. In the updated guidance, the CDPH clarifies that “the guidance applies to all workplaces, regardless of... Continue Reading…
December 20, 2021

Cal/OSHA’s ETS is Amended and Extended to April 2022

On December 16, 2021, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to readopt the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) with several revisions.  This amended readoption of the ETS will go into effect on January 14, 2022, and will remain in place until April 14, 2022.  Only one member of the seven-person Standards Board voted against it. This... Continue Reading
December 17, 2021

Clarification for Masks in the Workplace from CDPH and Cal/OSHA

Less than 24 hours after the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) new mask mandate went into effect, the CDPH updated its guidance to clarify the application of the mandate. Previously, the mandate by the CDPH referenced “indoor public settings” without further definition. In the updated guidance, the CDPH clarifies that “the guidance applies to... Continue Reading
December 16, 2021

Masks are Back in California

Only a month ago, Los Angeles and the Bay Area released criteria for lifting masking requirements that had been in place since the summer. However, with recent increases in COVID-19 cases, California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new mandate requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings irrespective of vaccine status,... Continue Reading
December 15, 2021

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