Tag: Coronavirus

Lt. Governor Focuses on Strength of State’s Economy

During remarks to the Sacramento Host Breakfast audience this morning, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis began her speech by focusing on the strength of the state’s economy...

California Set to Keep Workplace Pandemic Rules Through 2022

California workplace regulators are poised to extend mandatory pay for workers affected by the coronavirus through the end of 2022, more than two months...

Governor Lifts California Workplace Mask Requirement

Starting today, masks will no longer be required for most unvaccinated workers indoors. Following the California Department of Public Health’s release of new indoor masking guidance...

Policy Briefing – COVID-19 in the Workplace

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Regulatory and Legal Update: Vaccine Mandates, Mask Mandates, CalOSHA Regulations and Paid Sick Leave (February 25, 2022) Presented by Ashley Hoffman,...

California’s New COVID-19 Mask Rules

In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad discuss the latest...

Some Mask Rules Lifted for Vaccinated People, Rules Still in Place for Unvaccinated Individuals

California’s universal mask requirement for vaccinated individuals expired yesterday, but unvaccinated persons still are required to mask up in indoor public settings and businesses,...

California to Soon Begin ‘Endemic’ Approach to Pandemic

California health officials next week will outline a new approach to dealing with the coronavirus that assumes it’s here to stay, Gov. Gavin Newsom...

COVID Paid Sick Leave: Old vs. New

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad, and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss California's...

Confused About COVID-19 Workplace Standards? This Webinar Is for You

Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had the additional task of becoming experts on prevention and mitigation strategies for infectious...

New CDPH Guidance Rewrites Quarantine and Isolation Periods for California’s Workplaces

When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised their quarantine and isolation guidance on December 27th (here), it kicked off a wave of revisions...

U.S. Supreme Court Halts OSHA’s General Employer Vaccine Mandate

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order staying the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standards (ETS) requiring employers...

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...

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules Update

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...

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....

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...

Key Considerations for Employers Returning Their Employees to the Workplace

Many employers in California are in the process of returning their employees to the workplace on either a full-time or part-time basis. For some...

The People’s Voice: Voters Prefer Better Rules for Telecommuting

The pandemic has changed how we live and work, certainly in the short term and probably longer. The seventh CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice,...

State Opens Grant Program for Live Venues Hit by COVID-19

From October 29 through November 19, the state is accepting grant applications from independent live event venues that have been affected by the pandemic. The California...

California’s Travel Industry Optimistic on Recovery

This article was written by Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California. With the Sept. 20 announcement that international travel will resume in November,...