Tag: Robert Moutrie

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not already covered...

Still No Clear Compliance Path for Wildfire Smoke Regulation

In the midst of COVID-19, it is easy to forget the host of other regulations and obligations with which businesses must comply in California....

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Lighting Regulation for Outdoor Agriculture Coming Into Effect in July

California businesses are struggling to adapt their markets and workplaces to a post-pandemic world. Like other state regulators, Cal/OSHA is still working on business...

How to Stay Sane While Stuck Inside During an Insane Time

As businesses, non-profits, schools, and even governing bodies have shifted towards working remotely to comply with social distancing guidelines from Governor Newsom, even healthy...

Big Picture Changes to Unemployment Insurance, Related Benefits under CARES Act

This brief summarizes unemployment benefits available in California, as updated by the federal CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 25, 2020. The CARES Act...

California Businesses Retool and Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented difficulties to California and the nation—but chief among them is highlighting a shortage in health care-critical supplies.

Surprise! 2020 Promises More Workplace Regulations for California’s Employers

2019 brought some big changes under Cal/OSHA, and 2020 is virtually certain to bring new obligations for employers confronting some very hot new issues--including...
Capitol Insider

Impaired in 2020: Ongoing issues for Cannabis in the Workplace

Building on decades of steady movement towards legalization of cannabis in California, 2020 promises new questions for employers concerned about workplace safety and federal...
Job Creators

Governor Signs Job Creator Bill Helping Disaster Victims

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill earlier this month that will help California businesses rebuild after disasters. SB 601...

Governor Prioritizes Climate Change Investment

On Friday, Governor Newsom took a notable step towards impacting climate change. In Executive Order N-19-19, the Governor ordered multiple state agencies to utilize...

Critical Employment Bill Awaiting Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...

Proposal Would Make Wildfire Smoke Protection Rule More Stringent; Threatens to Increase Business Costs

An emergency regulation issued from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on July 29, 2019 requires California employers to take...

Emergency Wildfire Smoke Protection Regulation Now In Effect—What Employers Need to Know

Employers in California are now required to protect their employees from potential harm created by wildfire smoke, following approval of an emergency regulation by...

Coming Soon from Cal/OSHA Board: Wildfire Smoke Protection Emergency Rule

Update, July 30, 2019 03:00 p.m.: The California Department of Industrial Relations today announced that the Office of Administrative Law approved the Protection from...

Job Killer Bill Grants Unemployment Benefits to Striking Workers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would charge employers to provide unemployment insurance (UI) compensation to striking employees during labor disputes...

Smoke, Fire, and New Legislation Approaching

In California, where there’s smoke, there may be a wildfire – and new legislative action. Starting with smoke: on Thursday June 27th, the Cal/OSHA’s Standards...

Regulations May Require Employers to Monitor Air Quality/Provide Respirators

New regulations for safety in the workplace are in motion as Cal/OSHA looks to protect employees from detrimental effects of working near or around...

The Danger of Hazy Wildfire Smoke Standards – Capitol Insider

In the wake of recent devastating wildfires, California’s homeowners, businesses, and local governments have been left to clean up the devastation and rebuild their...

CalChamber Welcomes Robert Moutrie to Policy Team

SACRAMENTO, CA — Robert Moutrie, an experienced litigator, joined the California Chamber of Commerce policy team on March 11. As a policy advocate, Moutrie...