Tag: COVID-19

Extending CalCompetes Is Key to Job Growth and State-Wide Investments

The COVID-19 Pandemic triggered the deepest recession since the Great Depression. But just as the economic toll was steep, so is our economic recovery. ...

The COVID-19 Regulation’s Final Re-Adoption – What Does it Mean Going Forward?

It has been almost a month since the third (and final) readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was adopted at Cal/OSHA’s...

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...

Gas Prices and the Gann Limit

Nothing shouts “cost of living” quite as loudly as gasoline prices in Los Angeles averaging $6.01 a gallon. Inflation has reached a 40-year high...

COVID’s Endemic Transition in the Workplace – Where We Are and What’s Coming

Since the decline of the holiday COVID-19 spike and Governor Newsom’s announcement of California’s transition to treating COVID-19 as an endemic risk on February...

New Bill Proposes Workplace Vaccine Law

In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss AB 1993 (Wicks; D-Oakland), a...

Policy Briefing – COVID-19 Workplace Safety Issues

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Issues and What Employers Expect Heading into 2022 (March 4, 2022) Moderated by Robert Moutrie, CalChamber Workplace Safety policy advocate. Since the...

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,...

Second Year of Legislative Session Off to a Fast Start

Both houses of the State Legislature recently wrapped up their work on 2-year bills that had a January 31st deadline to pass their house...

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...

CalChamber-Led Effort Results in Small Business COVID-19 Relief

An effort led by the California Chamber of Commerce with the support of a large coalition of allied groups has resulted in passage of...

Legislature Taking Up Governor’s Tax and Leave Proposals

The Legislature will take its first actions on Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022 budget and policy proposals next week, after negotiating a package deal to...

CalChamber Issues Statement on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Proposal

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera made the following comments in response to the proposal released today to extend COVID-19 paid...

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...

Labor Law Proposals to Keep an Eye On

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss four current state legislative...

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...