Tag: Robert Moutrie

CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years—with some significant changes from the COVID-19 emergency regulation—still...
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CalChamber-Supported Manufacturing Tax Credit, Public Contracting Bills Head to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will expand manufacturing tax credits and another that will promote equity in public contracting passed the Legislature...
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COVID-19 Emergency Regulation to Expire (And Potentially Be Extended) Later This Year

As the legislative cycle reaches its peak frenzy and the fate of 2022’s crop of bills is decided, the regulatory world at Cal/OSHA is...

Update on CalChamber Efforts to Secure Changes to Important Legislation

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocates Ashley Hoffman and Robert Moutrie give a...

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left...

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...
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Bills to Strengthen STEM, Computer Education in Schools to Be Heard in Assembly Committee

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will invest in California’s future workforce and address the skills gap in the state's primary and secondary...

Two Job Killer Bills to Be Considered in Committees Tomorrow

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills will be heard in legislative policy committees tomorrow morning. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Urges Legislature to Adopt $3B UI Debt Payment Budget Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition of employer organizations are strongly supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal to help reduce the...

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...

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...

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...

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...