Tag: Capitol Insider

NLRB to Revisit Independent Contractor Test for Third Time in Seven Years

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting public input as to whether it should reconsider its standard for determining the independent contractor status...

Single Payer Bill Advances

AB 1400, California’s Single Payer health care bill, passed out of the Assembly Health Committee last week and is scheduled to be heard in...

Federal Large Employer Vaccine Mandate – When Will it Hit California Workplaces?

The federal vaccine mandate for large employers (the “Federal Vaccine Regulation” or “Regulation”) pushed by the Biden administration has been in the news since...

New COVID-19 Guidance in 2022

Though many workplaces slowed down during the holidays, neither COVID-19’s Omicron variant nor the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) took a moment’s rest....

The Most Significant Security Breach in History. And It’s Not Over Yet.

On November 24, 2021, Chinese technology giant Alibaba notified Apache Software Foundation of a flaw in its log4j software that has existed for years....

Life is Short, But Prop 65 Warnings May Not Be

On January 8, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed changes to how businesses warn under Proposition 65. I wrote about it back...

Cal/OSHA ETS Readoption to Change Testing, Vaccination, and Exclusion Provisions

This Thursday, Cal/OSHA will vote on the second readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (the “COVID-19 ETS”) which will govern COVID-19 safety...

Vaccine Mandates May Conflict with Civil Rights Laws

Beginning this week, Los Angeles will start enforcing its ordinance requiring certain businesses to request proof of vaccination from customers. San Francisco implemented a...

California Should Reinstate Suspended Tax Credits with Another Historic Budget Surplus Coming

It’s hard to believe, but a little more than a year-and-a-half ago California’s financial prognosticators thought the state was barreling into a $54 billion...

Privacy in China

China drafted its new privacy legislation, in part, after the European GDPR, in order to better compete against American companies. Modeled primarily after the...

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Released – Cal/OSHA to Pass Similar Version This Month

Today, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their draft COVID-19 vaccine emergency regulation for employers with 100 or more employees. The...

Consultation Unit Would Protect Both Workers and Employers

A recently filed initiative titled “the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act,” would in addition to reforming the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), create a...

Legislature Has Opportunity to Stop Trend of Expanding Statutory Joint Liability by Defeating AB...

The concept of statutory joint liability has been around for years, but recent trends in the California Legislature show that its popularity is growing. Current...

Does Anyone Like the New Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning?

n July 23, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a new rulemaking concerning safe harbor warnings under Prop 65...

UI Fund Insolvency and Payroll Tax Increases – Who’s Going to Do Something About...

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes towards next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

California’s Privacy Pickle

On January 1, 2023, California will become the only state to make blanket application of consumer data privacy laws to employment information, including human...

COVID-19 In the Workplace — Vaccines on the Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation – and big changes for businesses are on the horizon...

CARB Releases Draft Advanced Clean Fleets Language-Public Comment by September 27

If you are a medium to large company, have over fifty trucks, or transport a lot of goods in California, zero emission vehicle (ZEV)...

Repeat Proposals Make It to Governor’s Desk

On September 10, the first year of California’s two-year legislative session ended with over 800 bills being sent to the Governor where they will...

Global Privacy Controls Are Subject to The California Administrative Procedure Act

The California Attorney General may have created an underground regulation when it updated the Frequently Asked Questions section of its website to establish a...