Tag: Robert Moutrie

Update on Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations

As we head into the new year, California continues to see a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections, and some employers are starting...

The Gift that Congress Needs to Give – Unemployment Insurance Assistance

Happy Holidays to all of our readers. In the spirit of the holidays and charity, I want to discuss California’s unemployment insurance fund (UI)...

New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...

Emergency COVID-19 Rules Coming Soon

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Reqs

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s...

Registered, Researched, and Ready to Vote! – A Quick Primer on Getting Ready for...

With the November 3rd election just weeks away, now seems like the right time to talk about some basic voting information you may need...

AB 1731 Provides Rare Win-Win Option for California’s Businesses and Workers During Economic Downturn

As the 2020 legislative season comes to a close, we can certainly say it has been a chaotic time for employers. One bright spot...

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...